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Rebecca Solnit



Rebecca Solnit is an American bestselling author on feminism, environmental justice and climate change, racism, homophobia, politics, art, and place.

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Book TV: Rebecca Solnit, “Men Explain Things to Me”

Rebecca Solnit, a contributing editor at Harper’s, talks about her book of essays on such topics as gender inequality, rape, hate crimes, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and gay marriage. She spoke at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, California.

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Men Explain Things to Me

In her comic, scathing essay, "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women.

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Finding Time

The Four Horsemen of my apocalypse are called Efficiency, Convenience, Profitability, and Security, and in their names, crimes against poetry, pleasure, sociability, and the very largeness of the world are daily, hourly, constantly carried out.

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Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking.

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Women Are Harmed Every Day by Invisible Men

When men harm women, we obscure their role. Instead, we blame women for the injustice that happens to them.

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Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir

In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and throughout society and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas.

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A Broken Idea of Sex Is Flourishing. Blame Capitalism

In this world, women are marketed as toys and trophies. Are we surprised when some men take things literally?

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A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader

In these pages, some of today’s most wonderful culture-makers—writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers—reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character.

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Why Climate Action Is the Antithesis of White Supremacy

Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation.

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Whose Story Is This?: Old Conflicts, New Chapters

Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle royale over that foundational power, one in which women, people of color, non-straight people are telling other versions, and white people and men and particularly white men are trying to hang onto the old versions and...

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