Our Words Are Our Weapons


A brilliant writer and nuanced social commentator, Rebecca Solnit captures many of the issues at the heart of the now, sadly, banal replies we often take in the wake of tragic acts of violence. She calls into question how easily we seek comfort in othering those who commit atrocities, seeking to absolve the larger cultural and social atmosphere these acts are born from. In particular, the widespread objectification and violence against women, as well as a culture of masculinity that encourages men to strive for narcissistic power over others.


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