When writer Roxane Gay dubbed herself a “bad feminist,” she was making a joke, acknowledging that she couldn’t possibly live up to the demands for perfection of the feminist movement. But she’s realized that the joke rang hollow. In a thoughtful and provocative talk, she asks us to embrace all flavors of feminism — and make the small choices that, en masse, might lead to actual change.

I am a proud feminist. I love ratchet TV and music. I have been known to fling around the ‘b-word’ with my girls in private. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Rihanna’s BBHMM. Does all of this make me a bad feminist? Or just a woman that owns her shortcomings while she defines her feminism in a way that allows her to be authentic with her actions.


One thought on “Bad FEMINIST

  1. *sings* “like brap brap brap, pay me what you owe me, don’t act like you forgot…bitch betta have my bitch betta have my bitch betta have my money”… still not turning in my feminist card.


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