Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist
Author: Roxane Gay
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN: 1472119746
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Feminist Book Excerpt:

'Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour 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 colour (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 sincere 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.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Summary

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay  Summary
Author: QuickRead,Lea Schullery
Publsiher: QuickRead.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Summary Book Excerpt:

Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Discover Why Being a Bad Feminist is Better Than Not Being a Feminist At All. When you hear the word feminism, what do you think of? In today’s climate, you likely think about the many women’s marches and the #MeToo movement that have taken over the media. All of these fight for the rights of women in every area of life, including equal pay, reproductive rights, and more. But according to Roxane Gay, feminism is flawed. There is no right or wrong way to be a feminist, which is why Gay proudly labels herself as a bad feminist. As a bad feminist, Gay recognizes that humans are flawed, and therefore, their views and opinions don’t always fit perfectly into a neatly wrapped package. For instance, while Gay enjoys going against the grain, her favorite color is still pink and she enjoys reading Vogue, both of which are typical female stereotypes. At the end of the day, feminism looks different for everyone but being a bad feminist is better than not being a feminist at all! As you read, you’ll learn how reality television is harmful to the fight for equality, how racial profiling can end in murder, and how movies like The Help only advance racial stereotypes.

Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist
Author: Roxane Gay
Publsiher: Corsair
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9781472119735
Category: African Americans in mass media
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Feminist Book Excerpt:

'Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour 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 colour (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 sincere 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.

Celebrity and the Feminist Blockbuster

Celebrity and the Feminist Blockbuster
Author: Anthea Taylor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN: 1137373342
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celebrity and the Feminist Blockbuster Book Excerpt:

In the first book-length study of celebrity feminism, Anthea Taylor convincingly argues that the most visible feminists in the mediasphere have been authors of bestselling works of non-fiction: feminist ‘blockbusters’. Celebrity and The Feminist Blockbuster explores how the authors of these popular feminist books have shaped the public identity of modern feminism, in some cases over many decades. Maintaining a distinction between women who are famous because of their feminism and those who later add feminism to their ‘brand’, Taylor contends that Western celebrity feminism, as a political mode of public subjectivity, cannot in any simple way be seen as homologous with other forms of stardom. Moving deftly from the 1960s to the present, focusing on how feminist authors have actively worked to manufacture their public personas, she demonstrates that the blockbuster remains crucial to feminist celebrification but is now often augmented with digital media. Advancing celebrity studies by placing the figure of the feminist front and centre, Celebrity and the Feminist Blockbuster is essential reading for all those interested in gender, popular feminism, and the politics of renown.

Transgressing Feminist Theory and Discourse

Transgressing Feminist Theory and Discourse
Author: Jennifer C. Dunn,Jimmie Manning
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-05-23
ISBN: 1351209779
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transgressing Feminist Theory and Discourse Book Excerpt:

Despite decades of activism, resistance, and education, both feminists and gender rebels continue to experience personal, political, institutional, and cultural resistance to rights, recognition, and respect. In the face of these inequalities and disparities, Transgressing Feminist Theory and Discourse seeks to engage with, and disrupt the long-standing debates, unquestioned conceptual formations, and taboo topics in contemporary feminist studies. The first half of the book challenges key concepts and theories related to feminist scholarship by advocating new approaches for theorizing interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, critical race theory, trans studies, and genetics. The second half of the book offers feminist critiques or explorations of timely topics such as the 2017 Women’s March and Donald Trump’s election as well as non-Western perspectives of family and the absence of women’s perspectives in healthcare. Contributors comprise of leading scholars and activists from disciplines including gender and sexuality studies, African American studies, communication studies, sociology, political science, and media. Transgressing Feminist Theory and Discourse is a compelling examination of some of the most high-profile feminist issues today. It hopes to infuse future and current debates and conversations around feminism and feminist theory with intersectional, imaginative, provocative, and evocative ideas, inspiring bold cross-fertilizations of concepts, principles, and practices.

The New Sex Wars

The New Sex Wars
Author: Brenda Cossman
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN: 1479802743
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Sex Wars Book Excerpt:

Revisits the sex wars of the 1970s and ’80s and examines their influence on how we think about sexual harm in the #MeToo era #MeToo’s stunning explosion on social media in October 2017 radically changed—and amplified—conversations about sexual violence as it revealed how widespread the issue is and toppled prominent celebrities and politicians. But, as the movement spread, a conflict emerged among feminist supporters and detractors about how punishment should be doled out and how justice should be served. The New Sex Wars reveals that these clashes are nothing new. Delving into the contentious debates from the ’70s and ‘80s, Brenda Cossman traces the striking echoes in the feminist divisions of this earlier period. In exploring the history of past conflicts—the resistance to finding common ground, the media’s pleasure in portraying the debates as polarized cat fights, the simplification of viewpoints as pro- and anti-sex—she shows how they have come to shape the #MeToo era. From the ’70s to today, Cossman examines tensions between the need for recognition and protection under the law, and the colossal and ongoing failure of that law to redress historic injustice. By circumventing law altogether, #MeToo has led us to question whether justice can be served outside of the courtroom. Cossman argues for a different way forward—one based on reparative models that focus on shared desired outcomes and the willingness to understand the other side. Thoughtful and compelling, The New Sex Wars explores what can been learned from these stories, what traps we repeatedly fall into, how we have been denied our anger, and where to begin to make law work.

Pop Feminist Narratives

Pop Feminist Narratives
Author: Emily Spiers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-04-12
ISBN: 0192552856
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pop Feminist Narratives Book Excerpt:

In Pop-Feminist Narratives, Emily Spiers explores the recent phenomenon of 'pop-feminism' and pop-feminist writing across North America, Britain, and Germany. Pop-feminism is characterised by its engagement with popular culture and consumerism; its preoccupation with sexuality and transgression in relation to female agency; and its thematisation of intergenerational feminist discord, portrayed either as a damaging discursive construct or as a verifiable phenomenon requiring remediation. Central to this volume is the question of theorising the female subject in a postfeminist neoliberal climate and the role played by genre and narrative in the articulation of contemporary pop-feminist politics. The heightened visibility of mainstream feminist discourse and feminist activism in recent years—especially in North America, Britain, and Germany—means that the time is ripe for a coherent comparative scholarly study of pop-feminism as a transnational phenomenon. This volume provides such an account of pop-feminism in a manner which takes into account the varied and complex narrative strategies employed in the telling of pop-feminist stories across multiple genres and platforms, including pop-literary fiction, the popular 'guide' to feminism, film, music, and the digital.

Feminist Field Notes A Girl s Guide to the Gender Revolution

Feminist Field Notes   A Girl s Guide to the Gender Revolution
Author: Elizabeth Ford
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN: 1326414410
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminist Field Notes A Girl s Guide to the Gender Revolution Book Excerpt:

‘Feminist Field Notes’ is a short handbook guide to modern feminism aimed primarily at those who experience misogyny- however, it is also a more advanced field book, in which I have collected tactics for the continuation of a fight against patriarchy and oppression in all its forms. For those just developing an awareness of feminism or hoping to learn more about an immensely complicated movement, this handbook should cover the basic ideas which will help you to further develop your own type of feminism.

Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art Writing and Criticism

Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art  Writing  and Criticism
Author: Lauren Fournier
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 0262045567
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art Writing and Criticism Book Excerpt:

Autotheory--the commingling of theory and philosophy with autobiography--as a mode of critical artistic practice indebted to feminist writing and activism. In the 2010s, the term "autotheory" began to trend in literary spheres, where it was used to describe books in which memoir and autobiography fused with theory and philosophy. In this book, Lauren Fournier extends the meaning of the term, applying it to other disciplines and practices. Fournier provides a long-awaited account of autotheory, situating it as a mode of contemporary, post-1960s artistic practice that is indebted to feminist writing, art, and activism. Investigating a series of works by writers and artists including Chris Kraus and Adrian Piper, she considers the politics, aesthetics, and ethics of autotheory.

How to Win at Feminism

How to Win at Feminism
Author: Reductress,Beth Newell,Sarah Pappalardo,Anna Drezen
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 0062439863
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Win at Feminism Book Excerpt:

Be the best feminist you can be—or at least look like one—with this definitive manual, from the satirical creators of the wildly popular "feminist Onion" humor website, Reductress. From hot feminist sex to a trendy feminist up-do, the bold and brilliant minds behind Reductress reveal the secrets to being super progressive—and cool, hip, and pretty. Feminism today means demanding gender equality—and a fabulous manicure. After all, we’re not wearing girdles and cleaning the house anymore. We’re wearing Spanx and hiring a cleaning lady. That’s feminism! How to Win at Feminism defines what’s feminist and what isn’t, shows you how to take up space (but not too much space), identifies which clothes and products to be offended by, and offers funny insight, knowledge, tips, and advice every fourth-wave feminist needs, including: How to Love Your Body Even Though Hers is Better The 9 Circles of Hell for Women Who Don’t Help Other Women Designer Handbags to Hold All Your Feminism How to Apologize for Having it All Finding Your Spirit Feminist Rebranding Your Relationship Issues as Feminist Issues How to Do More With 33 Cents Less With this ultimate guide—complete with four-color sidebars and illustrations—you can femsplain feminism to basic friends, and and learn how to battle the patriarchy while maintaining a dependable moisturizing routine. We may have come a long way, baby, but we have a long way to go. How to Win at Feminism is the road map to get there!

Not That Bad

Not That Bad
Author: Roxane Gay
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2018-08-02
ISBN: 1760637440
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not That Bad Book Excerpt:

Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on. Vogue, 10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018 Harper's Bazaar, 10 New Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2018 Elle, 21 Books We're Most Excited to Read in 2018 Boston Globe, 25 books we can't wait to read in 2018 Huffington Post, 60 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 Buzzfeed, 33 Most Exciting New Books of 2018 In this valuable and timely anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence and aggression they face, and where sexual-abuse survivors are 'routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied' for speaking out. Highlighting the stories of well-known actors, writers and experts, as well as new voices being published for the first time, Not That Bad covers a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation and street harrassment. Often deeply personal and always unflinchingly honest, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that 'not that bad' must no longer be good enough.

Feminist Vigilance

Feminist Vigilance
Author: Patty Sotirin,Victoria L. Bergvall,Diane L. Shoos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-01-04
ISBN: 3030597938
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminist Vigilance Book Excerpt:

This collection advances vigilance as a critical feminist concept and strategy for addressing contemporary challenges. The assembled chapters develop feminist vigilance by elaborating concrete examples that emphasize action, ethics, and hope. Chapter authors expand on current feminist discussions about such issues as Black women’s self-care and anticipatory vigilance; media portrayals of race, gender, and violence; religion and social justice; technofeminist activism; postcolonial feminist critique; research ethics; and collective civic action. The contributions engage with larger discussions of social precarity, public anxiety, post-feminist appeals, and future feminist trajectories. Particular benefits of the collection include relatable content based in contemporary experiences, insightful and pragmatic conceptions of vigilance from feminist perspectives, and critical engagement with issues of intersectionality, agency, embodiment, and care ethics. The collection aims to address the need for productive academic responses to contemporary challenges to gendered identities, feminism, and intersectional relations that avoid abstractions or overwhelmingly negative analyses. Instead, this collection invites readers to engage in feminist vigilance as a fresh perspective, commitment, and strategy.

Being an Early Career Feminist Academic

Being an Early Career Feminist Academic
Author: Rachel Thwaites,Amy Pressland
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2016-11-23
ISBN: 1137543256
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being an Early Career Feminist Academic Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the experiences of feminist early career researchers and teachers from an international perspective in an increasingly neoliberal academy. It offers a new angle on a significant and increasingly important discussion on the ethos of higher education and the sector's place in society. Higher education is fast-changing, increasingly market-driven, and precarious. In this context entering the academy as an early career academic presents both challenges and opportunities. Early career academics frequently face the prospect of working on fixed term contracts, with little security and no certain prospect of advancement, while constantly looking for the next role. Being a feminist academic adds a further layer of complexity: the ethos of the marketising university where students are increasingly viewed as ‘customers’ may sit uneasily with a politics of equality for all. Feminist values and practice can provide a means of working through the challenges, but may also bring complications.

Black Feminist Sociology

Black Feminist Sociology
Author: Zakiya Luna,Whitney Pirtle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1000452727
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Feminist Sociology Book Excerpt:

Black Feminist Sociology offers new writings by established and emerging scholars working in a Black feminist tradition. The book centers Black feminist sociology (BFS) within the sociology canon and widens is to feature Black feminist sociologists both outside the US and the academy. Inspired by a BFS lens, the essays are critical, personal, political and oriented toward social justice. Key themes include the origins of BFS, expositions of BFS orientations to research that extend disciplinary norms, and contradictions of the pleasures and costs of such an approach both academically and personally. Authors explore their own sociological legacy of intellectual development to raise critical questions of intellectual thought and self-reflexivity. The book highlights the dynamism of BFS so future generations of scholars can expand upon and beyond the book’s key themes.

Post feminist Impasses in Popular Heroine Television

Post feminist Impasses in Popular Heroine Television
Author: Alison Horbury
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN: 1137511370
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post feminist Impasses in Popular Heroine Television Book Excerpt:

Alison Horbury investigates the reprisal of the myth of Persephone - a mother-daughter plot of separation and initiation - in post-feminist television cultures where, she argues, it functions as a symptom expressing a complex around the question of sexual difference - what Lacan calls 'sexuation', where this question has been otherwise foreclosed.

We Only Talk Feminist Here

We Only Talk Feminist Here
Author: Briony Lipton,Elizabeth Mackinlay
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 3319400789
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Only Talk Feminist Here Book Excerpt:

This book explores what it means to ‘only talk feminist here’ in the contemporary neoliberal university. How do feminist academics effect change? How are feminist voices sounded, heard, received, silenced, and masked? We Only Talk Feminist Here offers insight into the complexities, contradictions, and possibilities of ‘talking feminist’; of writing as speaking, problematising notions of voice and agency, of speaking into the silences and the ways in which we fight for and flee to feminist spaces, and of talking back. This book presents new possibilities for framing ‘talking feminist’ differently, by exploring what we say, when we say it, how we say it, and what it means when we do any of these things in terms of our multiple and shifting feminist subjectivities. We Only Talk Feminist Here draws upon interviews and conversations with feminist academics in Australia to demonstrate the performative and discursive moves feminist academics make in order to be heard and effect change to the gendered status quo in Australian higher education.

Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice

Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice
Author: Patricia Leavy,Anne Harris
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-07-02
ISBN: 1462536328
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice Book Excerpt:

Exploring the breadth of contemporary feminist research practices, this engaging text immerses the reader in cutting-edge theories, methods, and practical strategies. Chapters review theoretical work from around the globe and describe approaches to conducting quantitative, qualitative, and community-based research with participants; doing content or media analysis; and evaluating programs or interventions. Ethical issues are addressed and innovative uses of digital media highlighted. The focus is studying gender inequities as they are experienced by individuals and groups from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and with diverse gender identities. Delving into the process of writing and publishing feminist research, the text covers timely topics such as public scholarship, activism, and arts-based practices. The companion website features interviews with prominent feminist researchers. Pedagogical Features *Case examples of feminist research. *Running glossary of key terms. *Boxes highlighting hot topics and key points for practice. *End-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. *End-of-chapter annotated suggested reading (books, articles, and online resources). *Sample letters to research participants. *Appendix of feminist scholars organized by discipline.

The New Feminist Literary Studies

The New Feminist Literary Studies
Author: Jennifer Cooke
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2020-12-03
ISBN: 1108471935
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Feminist Literary Studies Book Excerpt:

Presents essays by feminists of theory and literature that examine contemporary feminism and the most pressing issues of today.

Building Feminist Movements and Organizations

Building Feminist Movements and Organizations
Author: Lydia Alpízar Durán,Noël D. Payne,Anahi Russo
Publsiher: Zed Books Ltd.
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN: 1848136196
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Feminist Movements and Organizations Book Excerpt:

The struggle for the advancement of women's rights and gender equality globally is impossible without strong women's organizations and movements to provide leadership and momentum. But what does a strong women's organization look like? And what does it take to create effective and sustainable women's movements? This groundbreaking collection of essays by activists from all corners of the globe explores what it means to be an influential women's organization, and what it takes to build the kinds of movements needed to transform women's lives. From how to build successful participatory democratic processes and implement shared leadership models, to lessons on overcoming internal organizational divisions, the case studies in this collection focus not only on the "what" but also the "how" of movement building. Those concerned with how to effect sustainable change will find not only much food for thought, but also an abundance of creative ideas and innovative strategies - served up with a uniquely feminist twist.

Modern Feminist Movement and Contemporary Issues 1961 to Present

Modern Feminist Movement and Contemporary Issues  1961 to Present
Author: Elizabeth Purdy
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN: 1438183259
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Feminist Movement and Contemporary Issues 1961 to Present Book Excerpt:

Written in engaging and accessible prose by experts in the field, this reference introduces readers to the "hidden" history of women in America from 1961 to the present, bringing their achievements to light and helping them gain the recognition they deserve. Chapters include: Arts and Literature Business Education Entertainment Family Health Politics Science and Medicine Society.