Recommended Read: Bad Feminist

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This week we're recommending Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay, which is a collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation.

Harper Collins describes Gay's "funny and insightful" essasys as a "journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django Unhained) 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, coming from one of our most interesting and important cultural critics.”

Excerpt from the book:

"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.”

 

Visit the library, and borrow this book today! HQ1421 .G39 2014