Posts Tagged: bad feminist

What to Read When You Want to Reclaim Your Time

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Books that center us and offer new perspectives.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Feminism

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We here at The Rumpus matriarchy are celebrating all of our feminist “mothers” this Mother’s Day!

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Raising A Feminist Son

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I think about the birth of Mosley, and all of the dreams I already have for him at the ripe age of one. I know how I want him to see me—strong, smart, capable of anything and everything. This is how I want him to see all women, but me especially.

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Taking a Stand with Roxane

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I wouldn’t have volunteered at The Rumpus for the past three years, if I didn’t believe in the power of words. But words ring hollow if they are not met with action. Outrage tweets and Facebook posts mean noting if you don’t march, call, email, filibuster, stand, sit-in, demand, riot, challenge, and vote. Today, Roxane […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Roxane Gay

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Roxane Gay discusses her new collection, Difficult Women, the problem with whiteness as the default and the need for diverse representation, and life as a workaholic.

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The Rumpus Interview with Alida Nugent

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Alida Nugent talks about her new book You Don’t Have to Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism, the messiness and realness of sex and sexuality, and putting likeability last.

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No Comment

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An hour later. Still empty. This bothers me. I am embarrassed that it bothers me. But not embarrassed enough that it stops me from checking again.

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Getting Difference Wrong

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In an interview with Salon, the always-wise Roxane Gay offers her opinions on Bill Cosby, Lena Dunham, and the challenges of writing characters whose experiences differ from one’s own: We can imagine spaceships and different planets and aliens, but when it comes to writing about someone who is of a different race or a different […]

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Bad Feminist(s)

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This Friday, 8/15, The Last Bookstore will hold a celebratory release and reading for Rumpus Essay Editor Emeritus Roxane Gay‘s Bad Feminist from 7:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. The event features Rumpus friends and contributors, including Nina Bargiel, Antonia Crane, Kima Jones, Mallory Ortberg, Pamela Ribon, Kate Spencer, Karolina Waclawiak, and Roxane Gay with host Zoë Ruiz. If you’re in L.A. tomorrow, […]

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Revealing Roxane Gay

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On Tuesday, Rumpus Essays Editor Emeritus Roxane Gay launches her second book of the year, Bad Feminist, an essay collection. Kira Cochrane profiles Gay over at the Guardian: For Gay, writing is a way “to think through what it means to be in this world. I definitely write to reach other people, but I write […]

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