Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay’s Anthology Targets the Ugly Truth of Rape Culture

I was first introduced to Roxane Gay in my women’s and gender studies class where I first saw her Bad Feminist Ted Talk and quickly realized that she is simply amazing. She does it all, from writing and editing to teaching and commenting, and she is exactly what we need right now. In the wake of scandal after scandal from Hollywood’s elite predators, it is completely necessary to talk about rape culture. 




Not That Bad  by Roxane Gay is a collection of essays written by a ton of different people, including Aubrey Hirsch, Lyz Lenz, Claire Schwartz and Gabrielle Union, following an introduction written by Gay herself, about the number of issues that women face regarding rape culture. Harper Collins is publishing the anthology, which will be released on May 5th 2018 (we’ll be waiting on the edge of our seats, I know!)


The official synopsis from Harper Collins states:


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.


Roxane Gay released the Table of Contents on her Twitter page on Friday! 




I can’t wait for this and if you’d like to pre-order it like me, here’s the link!  


Feature Image Via Rolling Stone