Rebecca Solnit Reads from “The Mother of All Questions”; Discusses Hope & Resistance

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  • mieliav
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    the solidarity of concerned americans since the election is beautiful; an inspiration around the world. "the long slow work of rebuilding" is the silver lining to trumpism.

  • Joanna Fr
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    kspace is channeling what mass media has decided we're going to think about today.

  • Joanna Fr
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Hope?  Nestle is using Mali child slave labor to pick cocoa leaves for its chocolate products.  Where are the journalists?  Busy with Trump and "hope".

  • Joanna Fr
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    "Left" broadcasting has a new assignment – to sell hope.  Interesting timing.  While local authorities in North Dakota go batshit with revenge on locals, there is no one there to cover it.  WBAI is more of a variety radio show with anthems and meaningless mantras than anything immediate and politically relevant. Police shootings are still happening, but with an odd new change – no victim names or details being released.  Read between the lines, people.

  • kspace
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Yea – I think this is honestly unfair to men in general. Certainly, it is absurd for men to tell women what they should and should not do with their bodies. But remember, many men (especially American men) were genitally mutilated at birth by circumcision often without any anesthesia … a decision which is often made for men by their MOTHERS :-/. I sense an ultimate hypocrisy here – though I am against all orders of gender oppression of any kind.

  • Emma Kuhn
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Is it just me, or does her voice sound like Dana Scully?

  • Fredlee Johnson
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    WELL'WELL this news story and interview is/was just about 14:20 minutes is/was uploaded on March 29,2017.

  • Amy
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    I am literally suffering with severe reproductive issues and pain because, since I don't have any kids, they wouldn't remove the offending ovaries. The doctor literally said this to me and then asked me to explain why I didn't want kids. None of my answers were good enough for her, although I got in the impression that it might have had something to do with either insurance company policy or hospital policy rather than her own opinion on the matter. It just really sucks because I'm 37 years old and I have several inherited genetic conditions, including the problems in my reproductive tract and including reproductive cancers. You'd think that would be enough without mentioning the fact that I have never in my life wanted children, if everyone has children on this planet there won't be enough of anything to go around, and that I have no prospect of ever being able to financially support a kid. They don't give a damn about that. Because I'm a woman, I have to be able to have children no matter how much pain this unused ability causes me. Quite frankly, it's so messed up in there that I probably couldn't have kids even if I wanted them. It's fucking insane though and it makes me feel like the only value my society has of me is that I be able to produce human offspring. It makes me so mad!

    My voice is often discredited too. In fact, I can't think of a single facet of my life in which someone listens to what I have to say and takes it as an educated point of view. I have an extremely high intelligence and literally no one values it or even believes it is there. Hell, I didn't even believe I was smart until I was in college and I was getting all the technical stuff I was studying well before everyone else.

  • Damian Barton
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    How many somas did this wacky lady pop before coming on to spew this baseless nonsense?

  • CalGoldDredger
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Respect, Thanks.

  • Joey Vi
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    she's amazing must read more about her

  • Gabriel Ortiz
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Spoke intelligently about a strong topic. We all have individual rights and no MAN can tell any WOMAN what she can/can't do with her body.

  • Heather Stahlnecker
    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    thank you REBECCA for speaking for women