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Download Bad Feminist Ebook ✓ 320 pages Ä Roxane gay ¾ Pink is my favorite color I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool but it is pink—all shades of pink If I have an accessory it is probably pink I read Vogue and I’m not doing it ironically though it might seem that way I once live tweeted the Nsightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society but also one of our cultureBad Feminist is a sharp funny and spot on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are and an inspiring call to arms of all the ways we still need to do better It's not very often that a book causes me to weep uncontrollably in public but this book did Roxane Gay moved me in a way that I haven't been moved in uite a while with this collection of essays ostensibly umbrella'd under the topic of feminism In reality only about a third of the essays directly address feminism; Gay also addresses race culture and Scrabble competitions It's eual parts commentary memoir and critical analysis It's pretty phenomenal I don't even know where to begin when it comes to expressing how much I love the way this woman writes I could read her all day every day Even the essays whose theses I disagreed with I loved the way they were written Even the essays whose topics were beyond my realm of personal experience I loved the way they were written Then there's the fact that I absolutely fucking love her take on feminism in the 21st century I don't know if there's ever really been a time that feminism didn't have some form of dirty word connotations associate with it but we're currently living in a time where the Women Against Feminism Tumblr portrays feminism as a philosophy meant to raise women up at the expense of men The girls on that blog really need to spend some time actually reading feminist theory instead of just regurgitating what Rush Limbaugh tells them feminism is about because most of their claims so wildly miss the point but that's a rant for another day The problem with feminism today is that there's no coherent central focus other than the obvious euality for women There's different schools of thought under the umbrella of feminism that espouse different points of view and many of those schools are rooted in the cross sectional experience of being a feminist and Something Else whether it's a black woman a lesbian woman or a Jewish woman Unfortunately the voices that rise above the others and are seen as representative of all feminists are often white middle class women and those feminists don't represent Roxane Gay's feminism The ways that she expresses her feminism clash with what she calls Capital F Feminism in a way that's always made her feel like a bad feminist and that is where much of this collection springs from She writes about the myriad aspects of her personal identity combining race gender sexuality life as an academic I don't necessarily identify or agree with all of her points but when she hits a nerve she hits it HARD The series of essays on sexual violence particularly What We Hunger For in which she talks about strength in women and her own experience as a victim of rape were phenomenally moving The conversations that our country has had about the topic of rape in the last couple of years have been sickening and heartbreaking I wish the piece The Careless Language of Sexual Violence had been included as an afterword to her novel An Untamed State because it forced me to completely re think the way I thought about that novel and its representations of violence and sexual assault Those pieces reduced me to a blubbering mess sobbing on the terrace at my office building during my lunch break Roxane Gay is also the first person to make me want to read The Hunger Games series and the first person to make me feel okay for not liking Caitlin Moran all that much she's alright but doesn't seem to understand that her experience is not necessarily representative of all women Some of the essays are a little overly academic in tone and that my turn off some readers but this is a phenomenal piece of work It's great to be reminded that feminism shouldn't be about women doing certain things careers over domesticity blowing off patriarchal standards of beauty by not shaving or wearing makeup but about enabling women to make their own damn decisions about those things I just wish those things weren't widely seen as contradictory to feminism or bad feminism

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Bad FeministNny and insightful essays Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman of color while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years and commenting on the state of feminism today The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly i “Feminists are just women who don’t want to be treated like shit”Well Roxane Gay and I both have a favorite uote in common now and I'll also be calling myself a bad feminist because I would rather be a bad feminist than no feminist at allI went into this book not knowing much about the author I feel in love with her just with the intro I didn’t really connect with some of the stories especially the first third but things picked up towards the middle of this book and laughed out loud during the bits about Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey Overall I think it was hard to connect with some of the essays simply because I hadn’t read the books or watch the movies that were mentioned