The Mother of All Questions

The Mother of All Questions

In this follow-up to Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much .

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Title:The Mother of All Questions
Author:Rebecca Solnit
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ISBN:1608467406
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:176 pages

The Mother of All Questions Reviews

  • Bree Hill
    Mar 12, 2017
    Wow. This book was just what I needed at this time in my life. This is my first essay collection by Rebecca Solnit. I own two others but decided I would read this one first after it was very kindly sent to me by the publisher.This collection starts off with a BANG and ends with a BANG. It is told in...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Jan 25, 2017
    I saved finishing this one until January 21, the day of all the women's marches and rallies worldwide. Reading about progress and current status of women's rights is simultaneously terrifying and encouraging. The book of essays doesn't get five stars from me because there is a fair amount of repetit...
  • juliemcl
    Apr 17, 2017
    I'm not usually an essay-lover, but am impressed with this book, a collection of columns Solnit wrote over the past 2-3 years for various publications. Wouldn't advise trying to read all at one go; the book was due back so had to rush through and got a little bit of an overdose. And, sure, it's a li...
  • Sheila
    Feb 21, 2017
    An exceptional follow up to Men Explain Things to Me, I have to say this is my favorite of the three books in this series, and I have highlighted multiple lines and passages in this book.This book is a collection of stand alone essays on feminist topics of a wide range of issues, such as on motherho...
  • Ana Feliciano
    Mar 22, 2017
    Rebecca Solnit is one of my favorite writers/thinkers; her books are consistently an exercise in compassion and empathy, always with biting wit and extensively researched resources. The Mother of All Questions , a book of essays, compiles her work of the last 3-4 years. The title essay explores the...
  • Venessa
    Mar 15, 2017
    "It was, and still is, a sort of blame-the-victim framework, this insistence that women modify their presence in public space, or just give up and stay in, rather than we transform public space (or men) so that women have the right to walk down the street unharassed. The same blame has been applied ...
  • missy jean
    Apr 01, 2017
    PERFECTION. This entire collection, and especially "A Short History of Silence" should be required reading for absolutely everybody....
  • Kate
    Jun 09, 2017
    Don't read this book from cover to cover in one sitting.Do reread essays regularly.Do buy a copy for a friend.Do make sure everyone you know reads: "A Short History of Silence" and "Men Explain Lolita To Me"Do follow Rebecca Solnit on the social medias for some refreshing insight in this clusterfuck...
  • Monika
    Jun 09, 2017
    Rebecca Solnit is one of the greatest writers alive today. Everything she writes fills me with love, anger, and hope. If you haven't read one of her books, please do. This book serves as a sort of follow up to Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me. While I enjoyed that book immensely, I have to say that...
  • Book Riot Community
    Jun 20, 2017
    This was my first experience reading Rebecca Solnit. I was deeply impressed with the lyricism of her writing and the depth of her thinking. The Mother of All Questions is a collection of twelve feminist essays covering topics as diverse as motherhood, anthropology, literature, film, and sexual assau...