Western Organization for Women

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.

Feminist Reading Group

This group is open to all members of the community.

Fall, 2014 - "Bad Feminist" by Roxane Gay

Meets: 12:00 p.m.
Fridays, November 7th & 14th
WIU Women's Center Lounge, Multicultural Center

There is no fee.

About Author Roxane Gay

"Gay - literature professor, novelist, prolific Twitterer, and blogger who imparts life wisdom couched in cooking advice - is best known for her deeply personal essays about everything from politics to pop culture. Most of the writings in this collection have been published at various outlets, including at The Rumpus, where Gay is essays editor."

"Bad Feminist reads like an autobiography, segueing from elements of Gay's life - her Nebraska upbringing, her Haitian-American family, her cooking - into smart critiques of everything from reproductive rights to the Sweet Valley High andTwilight books. It's a mix of the somber and the hilarious; Gay aptly quotes both Judith Butler and the Ying Yang Twins. "I am flawed and human," Gay writes. "I am messy." And capital-F feminism could do with a little more messiness." Source: http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/07/roxane-gay-bad-feminist-interview

Roxane Gay's Biographical Information

"Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK. She is also the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, and Hunger, forthcoming from Harper in 2016." 

Source:  http://www.roxanegay.com/about/

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Author's Introduction to "Bad Feminist"