Men Explain LOLITA To Me by Rebecca Solnit

It is a fact universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of an opinion must be in want of a correction. Well, actually, no it isn’t, but who doesn’t love riffing on Jane Austen? The answer is: lots of people, because we’re all different and some of us haven’t even read Pride and Prejudice dozens of times, but the main point is that I’ve been performing interesting experiments in proffering my opinions and finding that some of the men out there respond on the grounds that my opinion is wrong, while theirs is right because they are convinced that their opinion is a fact, while mine is a delusion. Sometimes they also seem to think that they are in charge, of me as well of facts.

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http://lithub.com/men-explain-lolita-to-me/

Discuss after reading.

Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves: five thousand years of apocalypse and rebirth

“So the moon blew up” and this novel is off to the races!

Good review by Cory Doctorow through link. One of the coolest books I’ve read in a while. Just goes for the gusto in the end! Awesome space tech spans 5000 years and seems short even then! Must read!

 

Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves: five thousand years of apocalypse and rebirth – Boing Boing.