Read & Respond for class on Tuesday 11/21

Advocacy and activism take many forms. This week, we’ll look at the story of Kathryn Bertine, a cyclist, author, and filmmaker who tackled gender disparity in professional cycling.

Read an article about Bertine here.

We’ll also look at a communication issue that has attracted a lot of attention lately: mansplaining. As public speakers, how can we avoid mansplaining, and how should we respond to it?

Read San Francisco author Rebecca Solnit’s essay “Men Explain Things to Me.”

For class on November 21, read and respond to the story of Bertine and to Solnit’s essay. Identify what are the most important points to you, and discuss an example from your own experience or knowledge.

Below, a map from Solnit’s fanciful atlas of San Francisco: