The famous Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci is one of the
most discussed authors of the last decades. His works are the target of immense
praise as well as harsh criticism. This essay focuses on some of the burning
issues in her production, such as the role of women in society, motherhood and
feminism, as emerges in particular from the reportage Il sesso inutile (“The
useless sex”) and the autobiographical novel Lettera a un bambino mai nato
(“Letter to a child never born”).