Christine’s review of This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Leah (last edited Mar 02, 2018 04:30PM) (new)

Leah Psst! It's JeRkins not JeNkins :)


message 2: by Christine (new)

Christine Oops, thanks


message 3: by Nicole (new)

Nicole I'm tripping over the last sentence of this section. Am I missing something?

"Yet, at least half the essays are stand outs. Her “How to Be Docile” and “How to Survive” should be in every composition and woman’s studies class. Period. They are not that good furthermore."


message 4: by Christine (new)

Christine Fixed. Thanks.


Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) "She does the same when she talks about white girls at her school, and how they never had to deal with being assaulted, harassed or molested sexually because their whiteness protected them. "

Oh, nice. So she's joining the phalanx of (white) people in my family who spent decades telling me it never happened, I made it up, and I'm crazy.

Oh, yeah...she is so a trustworthy proponent of women's issues. NOT.


message 6: by Christine (new)

Christine In fairness, I don't think she means to come off that way, and I think, whether or not she knows it, she is showcasing something. But yeah, as a white woman who went though it in school, it was extremely difficult to read.


message 7: by Kirsta (new)

Kirsta I've struggled to gather my thoughts on this one and they're all right here in your review. Being dismissive of victims of sex assault who aren't black women (all races, genders, LGBTQ, etc) outweighed a lot of good for me.


message 8: by Christine (new)

Christine Kirsta wrote: "I've struggled to gather my thoughts on this one and they're all right here in your review. Being dismissive of victims of sex assault who aren't black women (all races, genders, LGBTQ, etc) outwei..."

I can understand the desire to do so since society dismisses black female victims greatly, but, yes, you're right it, especially about LGTBQ.


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