Bad feminist : essays / Roxane Gay.

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.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gay, Roxane
Format: Book
Published: New York : Harper Perennial, 2014.
Edition:First edition.
Physical Description:xiv, 320 pages ; 21 cm
Table of Contents:
  • Feel me, see me, hear me, reach me
  • Peculiar benefits
  • Typical first year professor
  • To scratch, claw or grope clumsily or frantically
  • How to be friends with another woman
  • Girls, girls, girls
  • I once was Miss America
  • Garish, glorious spectacles
  • Not here to make friends
  • How we all lose
  • Reaching for catharsis : getting fat right (or wrong) and Diana Spechler's Skinny
  • The smooth surfaces of idyll
  • The careless language of sexual violence
  • What we hunger for
  • The illusion of safety/the safety of illusion
  • The spectacle of broken men
  • Some jokes are funnier than others
  • Dear young ladies who love Chris Brown
  • So much they would let him beat them
  • Blurred lines, indeed
  • The trouble with Prince Charming, or, He who trespassed against us
  • The solace of preparing fried foods and other quaint remembrances from 1960s Mississippi : thoughts on The help
  • Surviving Django
  • Beyond the struggle narrative
  • The morality of Tyler Perry
  • The last day of a young black man
  • When less is more
  • The politics of respectability
  • When Twitter does what journalism cannot
  • The alienable rights of women
  • Holding out for a hero
  • A tale of two profiles
  • The racism we all carry
  • Tragedy, call, compassion, response
  • Bad feminist : take one
  • Bad feminist : take two.