Good for you for calling this shit what it is- the male power play. I HATE TO BE TALKED AT THAT WAY UGH!
I was beyond lucky to attend a reading by Solnit in 2014 at the University of Alaska. She read some more recent stuff, all fucking brilliant. She brought up having accidentally coined mansplaining and how it has developed a life of its own. Most interesting to me, though, were her stories about how certain pieces were birthed. And she was such a gentle speaker. I laugh when men categorize her as a Feminazi. She so wasn’t. She just speaks truth, and fears nothing. The woman kicks ass. I bow.