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 their own centrality. In Whose Story Is This? Rebecca Solnit appraises what's emerging and why it matters and what the obstacles are.
The shouters and the silenced. Whose story (and country) is this? Nobody knows They think they can bully the truth Unconscious bias is running for president Voter suppression begins at home Lies become laws The fall of men has been greatly exaggerated Dear Christine Blasey Ford: You are a welcome earthquake Let this flood of women's stories never cease The problem with sex is capitalism On women's work and the myth of the art monster All the rage If I were a man Openings. Crossing over City of women A hero is a disaster Long distance Monumental change and the power of names Letter to the March 15, 2019, climate strikers.
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