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    The Prevalence of "Bad Feminists"

    The recent short story collection, "Bad Feminist", was a gigantic success and put feminism in the media spotlight again. And to me, this was an important step in mending the image crisis of feminism. The author doesn’t pretend she has the answer for every feminist quandary, such as not wanting the guy to pay for dinner but still being a little disappointed when he doesn’t. I think it’d be fascinating to analyze the rise of these Bad Feminist who, while not knowing the solutions to every problem, still recognize there is one and want to help change it.

    • Roxane Gay's book was a great way to talk about feminism without bringing up the perception of feminists as militant man-haters, as so often happens in the media. I think it could be great to give a brief history or feminism, like the differences in first-wave, second-wave, etc. and talk about how "Bad Feminist" fits in. – Marcie Waters 9 years ago
    • I think you should also touch on the term "Nazi Feminist." That label is thrown around so much and I think it relates because people use this term to call someone a "bad feminist." – OrchideousFleur 9 years ago

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    I think this article was really well written. It explored various retellings of Beauty and the Beast that are apt in her analysis. She is able to discuss the various facets of her argument well and is able to illuminate further exploration on a topic not much discussed.

    Angela Carter's Beauty and the Beast: Building a Feminist Romance

    I think this article did a great job of describing the book and what Chopin set out to do with its publication. This book cause quite a stir when it came out, and I think it can’t be discredited what an impact it had immediately in society, and later when second wave feminism starting coming about.

    The Awakening: Where does the dream lie in Marriage, or Lust, or Freedom?

    I definitely agree that the show is dripping with stereotypes. Not only are the sororities and sorority girls exaggerated, but also the men are. They are seen as ruthless, dumb, sex-crazed hounds that take pride in their money and sex count. But that is precisely the point of the show. I believe the show is an experiment in excess and making fun of those stereotypes. I don’t think any normal person really believes that greek life really looks like this; Ryan Murphy is making fun of the harmful stereotypes played against women in greek life.

    Scream Queens: Sorority Girl Stereotypes