Not that bad : dispatches from rape culture / edited by Roxane Gay.
Contributor(s): Gay, Roxane [editor.].Material type: BookEdition: First edition.Description: xii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780062413512 (paperback); 0062413511 (paperback); 9780062851468 (hardcover); 0062851462 (hardcover).Subject(s): Women -- Violence against | Sexual harassment of women | Rape | Rape victims -- Psychology | Sexual abuse victims | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sexual Abuse & Harassment | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal MemoirsGenre/Form: Essays. | Essays.DDC classification: 362.88082 | 305.42
Introduction / Roxane Gay -- Fragments / Aubrey Hirsch -- Slaughterhouse Island / Jill Christman -- & the truth is, I have no story / Claire Schwartz -- The luckiest MILF in Brooklyn / Lynn Melnick -- Spectator : my family, my rapist, and mourning online / Brandon Taylor -- The sun / Emma Smith-Stevens -- Sixty-three days / AJ McKenna -- Only the lonely / Lisa Mecham -- What I told myself / Vanessa Mártir -- Stasis / Ally Sheedy -- The ways we are taught to be a girl / xTx -- Floccinaucinihilipilification / So Mayer -- The life ruiner / Nora Salem -- All the angry women / Lyz Lenz -- Good girls / Amy Jo Burns -- Utmost resistance : law and the queer woman, or how I sat in a classroom and listened to my male classmates debate how to define force and consent / V.L. Seek -- Bodies against borders / Michelle Chen -- Wiping the stain clean / Gabrielle Union -- What we didn't say / Liz Rosema -- I said yes / Anthony Frame -- Knowing better / Samhita Mukhopadhyay -- Not that loud : quiet encounters with rape culture / Miriam Zoila Pérez -- Why I stopped / Zoë Medeiros -- Picture perfect / Sharisse Tracey -- To get out from under it / Stacey May Fowles -- Reaping what rape culture sows : live from the killing fields of growing up female in America / Elisabeth Fairfield Stokes -- Invisible light waves / Meredith Talusan -- Getting home / Nicole Boyce -- Why I didn't say no / Elissa Bassist.
"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."--Provided by publisher.