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Sarah | 36 comments Her TED Talk "Confessions of a Bad Feminist" combined with her turning down a lucrative book deal because of the publishing company's support of a controversial author impelled me to pick read her new short story collection Difficult Women and her novel An Untamed State. Having become an instant fan and having stitched on the badge of Bad Feminist for myself, I had to dig into this as well. I listened to this collection of essays on Audible. They are full of laugh-out-loud, shake-your-head, stop-in-your-tracks-and-think - really think, think hard - moments. Essay collections normally face an uphill battle for my attention and admiration, but it was an easy feat for Roxane Gay.

I will assign this to week 8, 28, 49 or 51


Brooke | 124 comments Sarah wrote: "Her TED Talk "Confessions of a Bad Feminist" combined with her turning down a lucrative book deal because of the publishing company's support of a controversial author impelled me to pick read her ..."

I have this on Audible and can't wait to listen to it! I've heard so many great things about it.


message 3: by Sophie, Moon Mod (new) - rated it 4 stars

Sophie (Nemone) | 2851 comments Mod
I've been slowly more and more interested by feminism but I'm sure I can also be labelled a bad feminist ;)

This book looks interesting and I'm tempted by the audiobook, but I think I would prefer the ebook version to be able to underline some passages.


Manda (BookWenchManda) | 1676 comments Bad Feminist
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

GR summary:
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.


I read this for my Choices Challenge, a book from the 2014 GR Awards Nonfiction Category. Roxane Gay is delightful; a true feminist spirit-being. The idea of the "perfect" feminist doesn't exist, but as long as we continue to stand for and fight for equality for all, we're doing the best we can. This book covers so much more than just feminist issues, but is a true tale of self-love.

5/5


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