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. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Rebecca Solnit�s Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying �something in totality that we cannot say alone.�
Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that �not that bad� must no longer be good enough.
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture
- Roxane Gay