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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

I'd wanted to read  Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay for quite a while. I decided with my to-be-read piles finally visibly decreasing, it was time to buy it and read it. I have mixed feelings about Bad Feminist . Gay is an engaging writer and her points are often interesting and thought provoking. I appreciate her insight into and honesty about feminism and the arguments around feminism; however, I found some of the references used to make points in the book haven't aged particularly well. At a few different points, I found myself pausing to doublecheck the copyright date of the book. Bad Feminist pushed me to admit, even if only to myself, some of my own doubts, blind spots, and stubbornness regarding feminism. I think if I'd read this book when it was released, I would've enjoyed it far more. Still, I would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in feminism, intersectionality, and/or misogyny. Check back soon for my thoughts on other books I'm readin