The Mother of All Questions:Further Feminisms – Rebecca Solnit – Quotes

Brains are individual phenomena producing wildly varying products; uteruses bring forth one kind of creation. Maybe our obsession with happiness is a way not to ask those other questions, a way to ignore how spacious our lives can be, how effective our work can be, and how far-reaching our love can be. Masculinity is a …

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The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms – Rebecca Solnit

I bought this book while I was in New York in April. I wanted to see the Strand bookshop, to see their 18 miles of books. Of course, it was virtually impossible to see all parts of it in one go, especially when your hands are full of books after the first 15 minutes. I …

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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) – Rebecca Solnit – Quotes

I know it is a lot of quotes, but I did find this book very important and Solnit has a gift of writing succinctly and directly about the things we'd rather not consider.  Naming is the first step in the process of liberation. There are so many ways to tell a lie. You can lie …

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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) – Rebecca Solnit

I read this book over Christmas (yes, I know it was a long time ago, but I'm doing my best to catch up) and despite it being quite short (just under 200 pages) it took me several days to finish it. Every time I stopped reading it I didn't feel like going back. Don't get …

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