Reviews tagging 'Police brutality'
Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay
ginimeh's review against another edition
There were a lot of points where I thought "if I read this as a teen back when it was published I'd be able to take so much from it" and some thoughts and sentences are a welcomed gift for the next arguments I'll have with sexists or racists but further than that it didn't give me much. The only thing I really take away from it is that 2014 was still a year when "being feminist" meant to be a woman, to only talk about two genders, to mix up liking a specific color and shaving your legs is the same as supporting being a bad feminist. Honestly the last chapter accomplished to ruin the book for me. 2014 is almost a decade ago but if you write a book about feminism (no matter if it's about your perspective or the lense of media and society) I think one should look at the big scope of privilege and not only brush them while talking about two main points or axes of intersectionality. But maybe I'm putting to much responsibility on the author and thereby proof her point that we expect a lot from feminism.
Also I read it in German and the translation were horribly stiff sometimes.
Moderate: Hate crime, Murder, Police brutality, Slavery, Eating disorder, Emotional abuse, Gun violence, Mass/school shootings, Physical abuse, Drug use, Misogyny, Racism, Sexual harassment, Violence, Cultural appropriation, Rape, and Sexual assault
schnanko's review against another edition
Graphic: Misogyny, Police brutality, Racial slurs, Sexism, Fatphobia, Gun violence, Racism, Abortion, Death, Slavery, Violence, Rape, Sexual violence, Sexual assault, and Sexual harassment
maggieparedesauthor's review against another edition
Graphic: Slavery, Bullying, Domestic abuse, Hate crime, Child death, Racism, Addiction, Injury/injury detail, Police brutality, Gun violence, Sexual content, Abortion, Alcoholism, Cultural appropriation, Violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, and Sexual violence
katie_reading's review against another edition
Moderate: Police brutality and Rape
emwgrace's review against another edition
Graphic: Rape, Sexual violence, Sexism, Racism, and Sexual assault
Moderate: Eating disorder, Fatphobia, Hate crime, Misogyny, Slavery, Homophobia, Police brutality, and Violence
Minor: Racial slurs
cassielaj's review against another edition
Graphic: Sexual violence, Misogyny, Rape, Police brutality, Sexism, Transphobia, Racial slurs, and CursingThere are essays in this book that are challenging and cover tragic content, but Gay does so in a very compassionate way with a great deal of care.
taviarz's review against another edition
Graphic: Rape, Violence, Police brutality, Sexual violence, Sexual harassment, Sexism, Gun violence, Racism, Murder, Misogyny, and Death
beca_reads's review against another edition
I went into this thinking it was going to be more statistical based but was more so Gay's personal journey with being a feminist while drawing on feminist research and global events To begin with I was not so sure on the writing style but I think maybe some of the earlier essay's were just weaker than some of the later essay's in the book. I did really enjoy how Gay talked about literature and other forms of the media throughout the book, It's left me with lots of good recommendations to read or watch and added a critical lens to media I've already consumed.
Graphic: Biphobia, Police brutality, Ableism, Body shaming, Racism, Hate crime, Homophobia, Colonisation, Eating disorder, Gun violence, Racial slurs, Rape, Lesbophobia, Murder, Sexism, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Classism, Islamophobia, and Misogyny
Minor: Rape, Racial slurs, Sexual harassment, Sexism, Racism, Police brutality, Misogyny, and Medical trauma
Moderate: Hate crime, Homophobia, Islamophobia, Misogyny, Police brutality, Racial slurs, Racism, Sexism, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, and Slavery