Bad Feminist Roxane Gay Summary

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In Bad Feminist Roxane Gay points out the common misconceptions of feminism and provokes the reader to think of feminism as a movement that isn’t rigid in it’s idealism but a fluid and necessary movement in society. The writer is an intellectual badass who uses relatable life anecdote, thought provoking perspective and a brusque tone to make her point clear and connect with the reader. Gay’s initial description of a “Professional Feminist” versus a “Bad Feminist” helps broaden the idea that feminism is only for certain types of women. She’s willing calls herself a “bad feminist” because she does not identify with all the feminist idealism. It’s really comforting to see that written out in a book when the reader has some of the same feeling.

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