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Bad Feminist: Essays

12 minutes
Roxane Gay’s thoughts on race, gender, and sexuality.

“Feminist” has become an insult, and the idea of feminism is associated with a specific mold. But the real definition is simpler than most people think. Roxane Gay is committed to equality for women, but she doesn’t always fit in with the traditional idea of feminism. She calls herself a bad feminist. In this Snapshot, you’ll hear a sampling of Gay’s thoughts on everything from The Help to reproductive freedom. You’ll also learn how being a bad feminist is better than being no feminist at all.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Care about equality for women
  • Want to hear perspectives from a person of color
  • Are committed to social justice and equal representation
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