Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday Memes featuring Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

I'm still way behind on blog stuff, especially my 2015 reviews and wrap up. At this point, I'm just going to lean in and embrace this new spirit of, I don't know, forgiveness and slow time because what else am I going to do?

As it is, life has been busy and complicated: this past Friday, we closed on a condo, and we moved into it on Sunday! Needless to say, I've been focused on packing and unpacking, and sadly haven't had the time -- or energy, if there was time --- to do any reading. Now that we're moved, hoping to find that time again!

I'm slowly working my way through Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist. I've wanted to read it since it was released, and decided to tackle this one as part of my 2016 Read Harder challenge (which I'll someday blog about!).

I'm loving it so far, and it makes a great book to use for today's bookish memes.

First Chapter First Paragraph, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea:

The world changes faster than we can fathom in ways that are complicated. these bewildering changes often leave us raw. The cultural climate is shifting, particularly for women as we contend with the retrenchment of reproductive freedom, the persistence of rape culture, and the flawed if not damaging represenations of women we're consuming in music, movies, and literature.

Teaser Tuesday, hosted by A Daily Rhythm:

How do we reconcile the imperfections of feminism with all the good it can do? In truth, feminism is flawed because it is a movement powered by people and people are inherently flawed. For whatever reason, we hold feminism to an unreasonable standard where the movement must be everything we want and must always make the best choices. When feminism falls short of our expectations, we decide the problem is with feminism rather than with the flawed people who act in the name of the movement. (p5)

What are you reading right now? Any teasers of your own to share?


  1. You've had a lot going on! Congratulations on the condo and the move. I definitely think your idea of embracing the new year is a good one. If you catch up, great; if not, that's okay too. I'm curious about Bad Feminist too. I am glad to hear you are enjoying it.

  2. I'm reading Choose Yourself by James Altucher but I'm not thrilled by it so far. Feminism is an area that doesn't appeal to me as a reader, so I'll just have to read your blog.

  3. I've read this one and it was hit and miss for me. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Congratulations on getting the condo! I hope you're settled in and back to normal soon.

  5. Ooh I really want to read this one. Good teaser, and she makes a good point. So many times when someone claims to have had a problem with "feminism," they have one story of one person who did something they didn't like. Kind of annoying.

  6. Hmm, not sure about this one for me, I do think I'd read a bit more before deciding.

    Congrats on the new home; exciting. We love condo living.

  7. Congrats on your new condo! Moving is such a lot of work. Interesting teasers you shared. Thought provoking.