A review by fullybooked22
Bad Feminist: Essays, by Roxane Gay
emotional funny informative reflective sad medium-paced
I enjoyed this book. It gave me a lot to think about and I definitely appreciated Gay's diverse outlook on many topics which definitely made me question some socially accepted texts/ ideas. Although I didn't agree with some of her points (e.g. her viewpoint on trigger warnings + her idea of what made a 'real' feminist such as not being allowed to shave your legs and needing to hate men???) I believe the parts about race + feminism are incredibly important especially in changing the movement from one of 'white feminism' and eurocentricity to a more inclusive movement against oppression for all (and allowing women themselves to dictate what does and doesn't oppress them). I would absolutely recommend this but maybe as to someone who would already call themselves a feminist as if this is the first piece of feminist literature you read I think it could possibly skew your idea of what it actually means to be a feminist.
Graphic: Eating disorder, Fatphobia, Homophobia, Misogyny, Racial slurs, Racism, Rape, and Sexism
Moderate: Abortion, Miscarriage, and Police brutality