Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
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Roxane Gay

Bad Feminist

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Mapús
Mapúsцитирапреди 3 години
Feminism is a choice, and if a woman does not want to be a feminist, that is her right, but it is still my responsibility to fight for her rights
Yatzel Roldán
Yatzel Roldánцитираминалата година
We have to be more interested in making things better than just being right, or interesting, or funny.
Julia
Julia цитираминалата година
ike most people, I’m full of contradictions, but I also don’t want to be treated like shit for being a woman.
Julia
Julia цитираминалата година
e need more. We need pop culture that demonstrates not only the ways people are different but also the ways we are very much alike.
Леночка
Леночкацитирапреди 2 години
My favorite definition of “feminist” is one offered by Su, an Australian woman who, when interviewed for Kathy Bail’s 1996 anthology DIY Feminism, said feminists are “just women who don’t want to be treated like shit.”
helenchris203
helenchris203цитирапреди 23 дни
Feminism has given me peace. Feminism has given me guiding principles for how I write, how I read, how I live. I do stray from these principles, but I also know it’s okay when I do not live up to my best feminist self.
Olga Zilberbourg
Olga Zilberbourgцитирапреди 24 дни
I’m more interested in a show called Grown Women about a group of friends who finally have great jobs and pay all their bills in a timely manner but don’t have any savings and still deal with sloppy love lives and hangovers on Monday morning at work.
varya321321
varya321321цитирапреди 3 месеца
I love being with someone who is endlessly interesting because we are so different. Wanting to belong to people or a person is not about finding a mirror image of myself.
Olga Lashkevich
Olga Lashkevichцитирапреди 9 месеца
Luck and loneliness, it would seem, are very compatible.
Svetlana Gvazava
Svetlana Gvazavaцитираминалата година
Movies, more often than not, tell the stories of men as if men’s stories are the only stories that matter
Yatzel Roldán
Yatzel Roldánцитираминалата година
You don’t necessarily have to do anything once you acknowledge your privilege. You don’t have to apologize for it. You need to understand the extent of your privilege, the consequences of your privilege, and remain aware that people who are different from you move through and experience the world in ways you might never know anything about. They might endure situations you can never know anything about. You could, however, use that privilege for the greater good—to try to level the playing field for everyone, to work for social justice, to bring attention to how those without certain privileges are disenfranchised. We’ve seen what the hoarding of privilege has done, and the results are shameful.
Julia
Julia цитирапреди 2 години
Feminism is a choice, and if a woman does not want to be a feminist, that is her right, but it is still my responsibility to fight for her rights.
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We have to be more interested in making things better than just being right, or interesting, or funny.
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Feminists are celebrating our victories and acknowledging our privilege when we have it. We’re simply refusing to settle. We’re refusing to forget how much work there is yet to be done. We’re refusing to relish the comforts we have at the expense of the women who are still seeking comfort.
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Some women being empowered does not prove the patriarchy is dead. It proves that some of us are lucky.
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Rosin is not wrong that life has improved in measurable ways for women, but she is wrong in suggesting that better is good enough. Better is not good enough, and it’s a shame that anyone would be willing to settle for so little.
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The truth is that we’ll never have a truly accurate statistical count for the violence women, or men for that matter, experience. We can only make best guesses.
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Unlikable women refuse to give in to that temptation. They are, instead, themselves. They accept the consequences of their choices, and those consequences become stories worth reading.
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This is what is so rarely said about unlikable women in fiction—that they aren’t pretending, that they won’t or can’t pretend to be someone they are not. They have neither the energy for it nor the desire.
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It is a seductive position writers put the reader in when they create an interesting, unlikable character—they make the reader complicit, in ways that are both uncomfortable and intriguing.