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“The Old Mansplain and the Sea”: Twitter reacts to a book club only for men

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Quiet times.
  • Thu-Huong Ha
By Thu-Huong Ha


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Earlier today, The New York Times published a profile of The Man Book Club, a group of men in their fifties in Marin County, California whose mandate is: “No books by women about women.”

Very quickly, Fast Company and the tiny corner of discourse that is sometimes called ”book Twitter” responded in kind with #manlybookclubnames.

The hashtag soon devolved from suggestions for book club names to dude-themed book titles. Here’s a selection:

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