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[Reading] ➯ Bad Feminist ➷ Roxane Gay – Reptileclassifieds.us

Bad Feminist BOOKS Bad Feminist Author Roxane Gay Ivogue.co.uk 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 September Issue.In These Funny 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 Insightful Woman Continually Growing To Understand Herself And Our Society, But Also One Of Our Culture.Bad 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.

[Reading] ➯ Bad Feminist  ➷ Roxane Gay – Reptileclassifieds.us
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Bad Feminist
  • Roxane Gay
  • English
  • 24 September 2018
  • 0062282719

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➯ Bad Feminist ➷ Roxane Gay – Reptileclassifieds.us


  1. says:

    This writer certainly has a LOT OF OPINIONS I mean


  2. says:

    2.5 starsEssays are one of my favourite literary genres and recently I ve read some amazing essay collections that have introduced me to new ideas and new writing styles so perhaps I put overly high expectations on Roxane Gay s essay collection Overall I d have to say I was disappointed but this might have a lot to do with my high expectations and perhaps that I am not this book s intended audience.The book started off quite well I liked the introduction in which Gay discusses what it means t 2.5 starsEssays are one of my favourite literary genres and recently I ve read some amazing essay collections that have introduced me to new ideas and new writing styles so perhaps I put overly high expectations on Roxane Gay s essay collection Overall I d have to say I was disappointed but this might have a lot to do with my high expectations and perhaps that I am not this bo...


  3. says:

    I became aware of the I don t need feminism becausememe several months ago You know those photos of young women holding up signs that read things like, I don t need feminism because I am capable of critical thinking, or I don t need feminism because I am not a delusional, disgusting, hypocritical man hater I shook my head, rolled my eyes, but still, these weird declarations chilled me How did a socio political movement founded...


  4. says:

    Trite, trivial, narcissistic and vacuous beyond belief There s nothing thoughtful or interesting here the collection is one pretext after another for Gay to publicly exhibit her triviality and bad taste, forgive herself for it and demand applause Readers are inveigled into service as Gay s indulgent confessors The repeated routine is a Gay admits to loving some god awful schlock b Gay ponders her own courage in making this disclosure c Gay discovers consuming this schlock is really both p Trite, trivial, narcissistic and vacuous beyond belief There s nothing thoughtful or interesting here the collection is one pretext after another for Gay to publicly exhibit her triviality and bad taste, forgive herself for it and demand applause Readers are inveigled into service as Gay s indulgent confessors The repeated routine is a Gay admits to loving some god awful schlock b Gay ponders her own courage in making this disclosure c Gay discovers consuming this schlock is really both personally virtuous and politically salient which are indistinguishable You suspect I exaggerate I understate On Reality Television Reality television often gives the impression that like gender, the whole of life is a performance The Los Angeles mansion or the tropical jungle or the fading rock star s tour bus is the stage, and what a stage it is brightly lit, lurid, encouraging us to...


  5. says:

    Well this was a huge disappointment I had such high hopes for Roxanne Gay A Haitian American cultural critic with a master s and a nonperfect body type Yes I was sure she would eviscerate popular culture and social injustice with an incisive eye and a unique perspective But nope These aren t really essays they re like unstructured wallowings, ramblings that just flit from thing to thing and never get anywhere or lead to any new thinking Yes, Gay takes stream of consciousness meanders thr Well this was a huge disappointment I had such high hopes for Roxanne Gay A Haitian American cultural critic with a master s and a nonperfect body type Yes I was sure she would eviscerate popular culture and social injustice with an incisive eye and a unique perspective But nope These aren t r...


  6. says:

    Feminists are just women who don t want to be treated like shit Well, Roxane Gay and I both have a favorite quote 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 all I 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 dur Feminists are just women who don t want to be treated like shit Well, Roxane Gay and I both have a favorite quote in common now and I ll also be calling myself a b...


  7. says:

    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 quite 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 equal parts commentary, memoir, and critical analysis It s pretty phenomenal I don t even know where to begin 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 quite 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 equal 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 for...


  8. says:

    I ve been on the look out to readfeminist books, but most of the ones I tried reading before focus heavily on either privileged males and or sexual assaults, which then leads to me feeling terrified to leave my homeHowever, Bad Feminist focuseson Gay s opinions about misogyny, institutional sexism that consistently places women at a disadvantage, the inequity in pay, the cult of beauty and thinness, the repeated attacks on reproductive freedom, violence against women, and on an I ve been on the look out to readfeminist books, but most of the ones I tried reading before focus heavily on either privileged males and or sexual assaults, which then leads to me feeling terrified to leave my homeHowever, Bad Feminist focuseson Gay s opinions about misogyny, institutional sexism that consistently places women at a disadvantage, the inequity in pay, the cult of beauty and thinness, the repeated attacks on reproductive freedom, violence against women, and on and on And I felt strongly included Roxane Gay s wit is so sharp and on point, I couldn t help but be instantly swept away into her writing voice Her essays reached me, made me feel like I was a part of somethingI am a bad feminist I would rather be a bad feminist than no feminist at all In Bad Feminist, Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman of color while also tak...


  9. says:

    An inconsistent collection of ultimately shallow essays Gay is funny, personable, thoughtful, and obviously intellectual but her essays don t delve deep enough into her subjects Further, I realize that essays can explore topics without coming to any definitive answers or conclusions, but I wantthan an introduction to a problem I want long and winding explorations with a surfeit of allusions, copious amounts of pattern hunting from history, deeper thoughts on why some...


  10. says:

    I feel like I m taking crazy pills when people talk about Roxane Gay I went into this hoping to love this book, hoping it would be revelatory as promised or that I would be better off for having read it But it was a slog to get through and I can t recommend it to anyone who s spentthan a cursory 5 minutes on the internet reading cultural criticism It s not just that she doesn t offer nuanced critique, or that she contradicts herself it s that these essays are horrible written They re I feel like I m taking crazy pills when people talk about Roxane Gay I went into this hoping to love this book, hoping it would be revelatory as promised or that I would be better off for having read it But it was a slog to get through and I can t recommend it to anyone who s spentthan a cursory 5 minutes on the internet reading cultural criticism It s not just that she doesn t offer nuanced critique, or that she contradicts herself it s that these essays are horrible written They re terribly, sloppily constructed Fully half of the essays in this collection have my scribble in the margin What the hell is her thesis Where is she going with this There s no POINT to it all, except to point out that racism and sexism still exist and are reflected and amplified by our pop culture artifacts No duh I guess if all she did was...

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