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Not That Bad

Not That Bad

Dispatches from Rape Culture

by Roxane Gay and Roxane Gay

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 11/07/2018

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In this valuable and revealing 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 they are "routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied" for speaking out.

Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, Claire Schwartz, and Bob Shacochis. Covering 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, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Clementine Ford's Fight Like a Girl and Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying "something in totality that we cannot say alone."

Searing and heartbreakingly candid, 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.
ISBN:
9781760529475
9781760529475
Category:
Sexual abuse & harassment
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
11-07-2018
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
208x138mm
Weight:
0.39kg
Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Bad Feminist and Hunger, which has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and received the NBCC Members' Choice Award; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, and Salon, among others. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Los Angeles.

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Bad Feminist and Hunger, which has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and received the NBCC Members' Choice Award; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, and Salon, among others. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Los Angeles.

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