Similar to Bad Feminist (which I have reviewed), The Mother of All Questions is an anthology of essays on contemporary feminism. Clocking in at just under 200 pages, this is a fairly easy to get through. It’s certainly not academic-level feminist theory, but the essays are well-written, thoughtful, and great for a light read. I read this for a book club that I am a part of.
The first essay (“A Short History of Silence”) is perhaps the standout essay of the entire book. It explores the concept of silence, and specifically how it pertains to women’s experiences, though several different lenses. None of the essays are particularly short, but they’re also not intimidatingly long.
Honestly, The Mother of All Questions would be perfect for a Gender Studies 101 class. It will provoke good discussions without getting lost in the weeds. If that’s what you’re into, check it out!