Virginie Despentes. “I want to underline every word in this book,” Ruth texted Emily on the day she started reading King Kong Theory. Don’t let the word “theory ”. With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes—in her own words “more King Kong than Kate Moss”—delivers a highly charged. King Kong Theorie by Virginie Despentes La Couleur pourpre by Alice Walker La Vie Heureuse by Nina Bouraoui La Servante écarlate by Margaret Atwood La.

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Notify me of new comments via email. There is no value in the struggle of both men and women for liberation if men get all soft and turn into guilt-ridden jelly – few women want that in any case.

That Despentes continues in this vein is a shame, particularly at a time when feminism may have to fight hard to maintain hard-won gains during the recession. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

King Kong Theorie by Virginie Despentes

Despentes settled in Lyon, [3] where she worked as a maid, a prostitute in ” massage parlors ” and peep shows, a sales clerk in a record store, and a freelance rock journalist and pornographic film critic.

While Despentes wades boldly into some murky waters “who is the victim in porn? Return to Book Page. Around this time she began identifying as a lesbian and started to date Spanish philosopher Paul B. Open Preview See a Problem?


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Eventually, she mentions more “advanced” theory topics that I’m less familiar with, but once she gets to this point – as soon as things get interesting – she goes back to rattling off her naive drivel. She is ‘more King Kong than Kate Moss’, hence the title. Most of her discussions open with her own experiencees. Francamente, me alegro por todas a las que les convienen las cosas tal y como son.

Despentes in March Dec 24, Andrea Vega rated it did not like it Shelves: She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. Una mujer con estilo de puta le interesa a casi todo el mundo.

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The three chapters on rape, prostitution, and porn are direct and interesting, though not original arguments. Una deapentes que realiza un trabajo sexual no es una mujer sino una boca, una vagina y un ano.

Feb 28, Ninon rated it it was amazing Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Sin atajos ni excusas. Tener un coche enorme: King Kong Theory kicks butt! If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

From toshe wrote a blog that documented her daily life. Diremos que de lo que tienen ganas, realmente, es de follar entre ellos. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Give birth in cities where accommodation is precarious, schools have surrendered the fight and children are subject to the most vicious mental assault through advertising, TV, internet, fizzy drink manufacturers and so on.

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King Kong Theory is a great book. I would never swap places, because it seems to me that being Virginie Despentes is a more interesting business than anything else going on out there.

Todo lo que no deja huella.

Preciado before he transitioned to male. I never dared to watch Virginie’s movie, but after reading this book, I can only recommend it. Lo que yo he soportado por ser mujer escritora es el doble de lo que un hombre soporta. That she spent several years as a prostitute isn’t notable, Despentes says; what’s notable is that she’s willing to speak about it.

I rather wish that these discussions could, in fact, be found online so as to inspire more commentary on the ideas raised in it.

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