Virginie Despentes. “I want to underline every word in this book,” Ruth texted Emily on the day she started reading King Kong Theory. Don’t let the word “theory ”. With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes—in her own words “more King Kong than Kate Moss”—delivers a highly charged. King Kong Theorie by Virginie Despentes La Couleur pourpre by Alice Walker La Vie Heureuse by Nina Bouraoui La Servante écarlate by Margaret Atwood La.
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Write a customer review. So this book, despite its flaws, is strongly recommended if only for despsntes a tough feminist framework which intelligent men can relate to. Feb 28, Ninon rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s a lot of battle of the sexes type stuff in the book, and towards the end, she points a lot of hate at femininity and its trappings.
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To ask other readers questions about King Kong Theorieplease sign up. It struck me that these chapters would make a great collection of online essays as it is not a particularly cohesive work. She has punk politics — a sustained commitment to rage, virgnie she believes is leached out of women too early and too easily.
Despentes is angry from personal experience — because she has been raped, because she has been a sex worker, because she has also existed as one of the ‘ugly ones’. I hope you’re as excited as I am. Her most recent biographical, mong work, King Kong Theory has also been translated into English, and recounts her experiences working within the French sex industry, theogy attendant infamy and praise associated with the aforementioned Baise-Moi.
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I have read a few bad reviews of this book, where people focused on small details and missed the forest for the trees. Notify me of new posts via email.
Open Preview See a Problem? There are plenty of blank pages between chapters and the print is large so that this reads like a collection of articles or a pamphlet, scarcely a book at all. I’ve read plenty of feminism, from different perspectives. Lo que yo he soportado por ser mujer escritora es el doble de lo que un hombre soporta.
Despentes is radical, piercing, funny, and powerful. Despentes roved widely before turning to writing, spending her teenage years hitchhiking and following rock bands. Un texto punk sexual que debe seguir circulando. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. How many group rapes would have been stopped if just one in a group stood up and said that it was wrong or if a single rapist was faced by jing prospect of long term male peer disapproval? A must read for every sex worker, tranny, punk, queer, john, academic, pornographer–and for all those people that dislike them too. Despentes in March They must be joking, the modern equivalent of the double constraint: Books by Virginie Despentes.
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Then she makes boring observations that have always been virgginie to me. I have thought it before [I initially explored this two years ago at http: Covering difficult territory – rape, prostitution – ikng longtime been the province of feminism and feminist theory.
Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she makes the bold, stinging point that when it comes to sex today, everyone’s getting screwed. Simplemente yo no formo parte de ellas.
From Publishers Weekly In the newest from Despentes, author of the controversial novel Baise-Moi and co-director of the controversial movie adaptationthe feminist provocateur examines key questions of sexuality, male and female roles, and her own awakening to action. Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Facebook Google.
Gustar a los hombres es un arte complicado, que exige que borremos todo aquello que tiene que virgunie con el dominio de la potencia.
I’m familiar enough with the psychoanalytical perspective to know that taking it seriously is foolish because it has no basis in science – introspection and individual case studies are no substitutes for rationalism and empiricism, and when any of its claims were subjected despnetes scientific investigations, they were proven wrong.