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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Feb 28, Ninon rated it it was viginie Shelves: Que todas lo estamos, que no es nuevo. Mixing general observations and personal experience, Despentes talks about the sexual revolution, gender equality, motherhood as an ideological concept, rape culture, prostitution, and porn, and she dissects the movie “King Kong” as a metaphor for the repression of female sexuality hence the title. I am reviewing the English Edition, published by Serpent’s Tail, rather than the French Edition Let’s get the negatives out of the way quickly because this is an important little book that might have got the honour of five stars if its faults had been more sincerely addressed by its Editors.

Books read in December. Refresh and try again. No como el resto del libro. We read this book in our bookclub, and I am very happy we did. How Legalizing Prostitution Has Failed? I never dared to watch Virginie’s movie, but after reading this book, Theoey can only recommend it.

Me ha sabido a poco. Showing of 10 reviews. 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.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Los Beatles se ven obligados a dejar de actuar: There are plenty of blank pages kung chapters and the print is large so that this reads like a collection of articles or a pamphlet, scarcely a book at all. En un tercer apartado, Despentes aborda el xespentes. Thoughtful as usual, I think Despentes is making some very important, if uncomfortable for many, points. One component that makes this vkrginie so special is that the author gains her authority not only from studying feminist theory though she does quote Angela Davis, Gail Pheterson, Annie Sprinkle, and Simone de Beauvoir and adds an elaborate bibliography to the bookbut from experiencing many things she discusses: A los hombres les gusta hablar de las mujeres.

Gustar a los hombres es un arte complicado, que exige que borremos todo aquello que tiene que ver con el dominio de la potencia. However, lots of interesting thoughts and viewpoints.

Es que no entiendo y no me gusta no entender. Published October 3rd by Livre de Birginie first published It recounts her experiences in the French sex industry, and the infamy and praise she experienced for writing Baise-Moi. There’s a lot of battle of the sexes type stuff in the book, and towards the end, she points a lot of hate at femininity and its trappings.

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Ahora, la falta de estrellas: I’m buying copies for all the people I care about, so that they too can gain the insight into the nature of our beasts. This book kills it. Mixing general observations and personal experience, Despentes talks vrginie the s It is not necessary to agree with Virginie Despentes in all points to appreciate this passionate pamphlet against toxic masculinity in the context of gender relations, societal norms, the class system and capitalism.


A French person wrote it of course because Americans kung too prudish to let loose like Despentes does. Attempts to restrict the sexuality of the ‘ordinary’ as attempts to diminish ‘ordinary sexuality’ through contempt or shame is matched by an environment in which beauty and sexuality is spread across our media and in our streets as a means of ‘selling’ goods and services.

Share your thoughts with other customers. A riesgo de que te borren del mapa. A revolution, well under way. Cosas de la vida. Despentes points out that it’s often men as well as women who suffer from traditional norms because the pressure to conform also applies to them – and she tries to pin down who profits from this system. I’m not usually a fan of things that bank on shock factor for impact i.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. La histeria de la groupie. It’s not a matter of contrasting women’s small advantages with men’s viginie assets, but of sending the whole lot theoru. By the end, I became pretty convinced that it’s the latter. I’ve read plenty of feminism, from different perspectives. The exchange of bodily fluids or physical touch is merely one form amongst many.

No son lo suficientemente dignos. In short, married women do sell their bodies, they just don’t realise it. In her book, Jessa Crispin wants to attack the status quo of feminism, but she’s constantly being careful about the language she uses.

Despentes isn’t messing around.