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Bad Feminist: Essays

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Roxane Gay

Narrated By: Bahni Turpin

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: August 2014

Duration: 11 hours 49 minutes

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 listeners 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.

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  • Teresa Burns Gunther

    Loved this read. Fresh, honest and real. Couldn't put it down.

  • Elisabet Eppes

    Love her writing style. These essays provide good food for thought.

  • Cady Mathews

    This book is highly disappointing. The author is perpetually oppressed not due to society, but due to her own pessimism. Her criticism of other people's work is belittling and malicious in a snide way.