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Author Gay, Roxane.

Title Bad feminist : essays / Roxane Gay.

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.42 GAY    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  814 GAY    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult New Materials  305.4209 GAY    DUE 01-08-15 Billed
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  814 GAY    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Workroom  814 GAY    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  814 GAY    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  814.6 GAY    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  814 GAY    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  814.6 GAY    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  814.54 G25    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 320 pages ; 21 cm
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 -- A tale of three coming out stories -- Beyond the measure of 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Feminism.
Popular culture.
Gay, Roxane -- Anecdotes.
Women -- Conduct of life -- Anecdotes.
Race awareness in motion pictures.
African Americans in mass media.
African Americans in mass media. (OCoLC)fst00799731
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01071344
Race awareness in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01086464
Women -- Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst01176610
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
ISBN 9780062282712
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