Feeling Tentatively Optimistic: Review of Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
by E.B. Bartels
For the full essay, see it on Fiction Advocate.
Originally published on October 20, 2014.
Good news, feminists! Not all hope is lost! Pick up a copy of this slim book and carry it with you to be reminded that yes, really, yes, things might get better one day!
Just look! A book by a woman whose cover shows nothing but a bold white typeface on a blue background – no soft-focus photograph of laundry on a clothesline in a field of wildflowers, no black high heels, no pink font, no cursive, none of that shit. Not even a picture of Solnit with her long, lovely hair and some sexy, smoldering look in her eye. We’ve come so far!