Author explains contradictions in feminism, pop culture
New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay read from her book “Bad Feminist” as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Publications Committee Lit Fest Tuesday.Image By: Madeline Heim
Teaching as a black woman at a predominantly white university has its struggles, according to New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay.
Gay began her talk at Literary Fest Tuesday by touching on this topic, which is the subject of her essay “Typical First Year Professor” and appears in her book “Bad Feminist.”
“Bad Feminist” explores the contradictions Gay has found in being a woman and a feminist. In the work, she discusses how her love of rap music, reality
“I am a bad feminist, but I would rather be a bad feminist than no feminist at all,” Gay said.
Gay took questions from the enthusiastic crowd. She discussed the importance of pushing back against sexism in all
“I don’t think that we should have a set of standards beyond just being good human beings and being thoughtful and caring,” Gay said.
The writer emphasized the importance of fighting sexism in everyday
“Leaving your house and leaving the internet and going and putting your time and energy and your intellect into communities that need volunteer support,” Gay said. “I think that goes a long way and I think that’s one of the most feminist things anyone can do.”Subscribe to The Daily Cardinal Newsletter