This is the most controversial post I have ever written in ten years of blogging.
Who are these ignorant young women who believe that feminism is a dirty word, something to be ashamed of, and how do they not understand what they owe to the generations before them and how much work there is yet to do? For the purpose of this review, these questions are purely rhetorical.
The answers are there, they are complex, and the subject of many a dissertation, I am certain. Which is probably why Tumblrs of anti-feminist rants exist—we stopped talking about what feminism means on an every day cultural level.
Feminism removed itself to the alabaster towers of academe, where concepts such as intersectionality, essentialism, Third Wave feminism, and patriarchal bargaining are no match for the mainstream, which is still shuddering over 80s shoulder pads as wide as an airplane hangar.
Well, thank God for Roxane Gay and her collection of intimate, generous, witty, and wholly accessible essays, Bad Feminist. You will learn much more about Roxane by reading her essays.
Some of what she shares will make you laugh. Some of it will break your heart. At some point, she will hit a nerve and piss you off though not when she writes about participating in Scrabble competitions-she's adorable and so, so funny here.
She ruminates, chats, gossips, but rarely does Gay conclude. Her essays hinge on the ellipses of what makes us human: This is not a textbook.
Gay is a pop culture enthusiast and many of her essays examine contemporary race and gender relations through the filter of current cultural touchstones. She has this raw way of setting forth her opinion, often pointed, contrary, angry, or biting, but without a hint of snobbery.
She makes many points that resonated deeply with this reader. In the essay Beyond the Measure of Men, Gay writes: If readers discount certain topics as unworthy of their attention, then the failure is with the reader, not the writer.
Gay draws the inclusive reading line at irresponsible writing of poor quality that celebrates the subjugation and abuse of women and at writing and film that craps all over the black American experience. Gay also, naturally, discusses feminism from the perspective of a woman of color. This opens worlds of opinion and perspective that this reader craves.
It belongs to all who advocate for social justice and human rights.
Gay makes the point again and again, in so many clever and self-effacing ways, that we have isolated ourselves in our narrow categories.
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I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time.
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