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Bad Feminist (Paperback)

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Roxanne Gay may think she's a "bad feminist", but this collection of essays would speak for her otherwise. Inquisitive, reflective, and timely, Bad Feminist had me laughing out loud one page and solemnly nodding in agreement on the next. Every woman with problems with the f-word should read what Ms. Gay has to say about it, as her stories speak volumes to the amount of internalized misogyny American women must purge from our systems.

— Louise

When I was younger I struggled with the f-word; I wish I had had this book to guide the way. Roxanne Gay is both provoking and soothing--making you think a little harder about the state of the world and letting you know that it's ok to embrace your passions--even if they involve the color pink.

— Nici


From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller and Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.

"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 (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). 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, coming from one of our most interesting and important cultural critics.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780062282712
ISBN-10: 0062282719
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Pages: 320
Language: English


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