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Not that bad : dispatches from rape culture
Not that bad : dispatches from rape culture
Gay, Roxane, editor.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]

Physical Description:
xii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"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. Highlighting the stories of well-known actors, writers, and experts, as well as new voices being published for the first time, Not That Bad covers 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 and street harassment. Often deeply personal and always unflinchingly honest, 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."--Page 2 of cover.
Fragments / Slaughterhouse Island / & the truth is, I have no story / The luckiest MILF in Brooklyn / Spectator: my family, my rapist, and mourning online / The sun / Sixty-three days / Only the lonely / What I told myself / Stasis / The ways we are taught to be a girl / Floccinaucinihilipilification / The life ruiner / All the angry women / Good girls / Utmost resistance: law and the queer woman or How I sat in a classroom and listened to my male classmates debate how to define force and consent / Bodies against borders / Wiping the stain clean / What we didn't say / I said yes / Knowing better / Not that loud: quiet encounters with rape culture / Why I stopped / Picture perfect / To get out from under it / Reaping what rape culture sows: live from the killing fields of growing up female in America / Invisible light waves / Getting home / Why I didn't say no
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