From the Book - First edition.
Introduction. Feminism (n.): Plural --
Me. Feel me, see me, hear me, reach me ; Peculiar benefits ; Typical first year professor ; To scratch, claw or grope clumsily or frantically --
Gender & sexuality/ How to be friends with another woman ; Girls, girls, girls ; I once was Miss America ; Garish, glorious spectacles ; Not here to make friends ; How we all lose ; Reaching for catharsis : getting fat right (or wrong) and Diana Spechler's "Skinny" ; The smooth surfaces of idyll ; The careless language of sexual violence ; What we hunger for ; The illusion of safety/the safety of illusion ; The spectacle of broken men ; A tale of three coming out stories ; Beyond the measure of men ; Some jokes are funnier than others ; Dear young ladies who love Chris Brown ; So much they would let him beat them ; Blurred lines, indeed ; The trouble with Prince Charming, or, He who trespassed against us --
Race & entertainment. The solace of preparing fried foods and other quaint remembrances from 1960s Mississippi : thoughts on "The help" ; Surviving "Django" ; Beyond the struggle narrative ; The morality of Tyler Perry ; The last day of a young black man ; When less is more --
Politics, gender & race. The politics of respectability ; When Twitter does what journalism cannot ; The alienable rights of women ; Holding out for a hero ; A tale of two profiles ; The racism we all carry ; Tragedy, call, compassion, response --
Back to me. Bad feminist : take one ; Bad feminist : take two.