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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A calling of women to the depths of innermost strength and independence.

Virginie Despentes – Wikipedia

Having been raped at 17, and served as unwilling confidante to many women since Baise-Moi’s publication, Despentes struggles mightily with a society that taught her, as a woman, not to fight back against a man attempting to rape her “when that same society has taught me that this is a crime from which I will never recover. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. King Kong Theory ikng Despentes’ candid account of how she became notorious: Like the other reviewer ttheory, from the first line I devoured it hungrily.

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Powerful, provocative and personal, “King Kong Theory” describes the ways her ideas have been shaped by her experiences of rape, prostitution and working in the porn industry. November 12, at virtinie Her work is an inventory of youth marginalization ; it participates to the sexual revolution lived by Generation X and to the acclimation of pornography in public spaces through new communication techniques.

The heat that this book exudes is reminiscent of of Valarie Solaris’ SCUM manifesto but instead of calling for gendercide this book calls for women just to take despentex power and laugh in the faces of all those who would prefer that we be silently polite in the face of never ending misogyny. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


Her most famous novel, and film of the same name is Baise-moia contemporary example of the exploitation films genre known as rape and revenge films.

Baise-moi is a contemporary example of a rape and revenge filman exploitation films genre. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and thheory how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. King Kong Theory had a lot of potential, but instead lowered itself to simplistic garbage you’d expect from a Female Chauvinist Pig. She has punk politics — a sustained desspentes to rage, which she believes is leached out of despentee too early and too easily.

My hope is that reading this book will support and inspire a new generation of feminist thinker-makers to raise their voices, however they see fit. Action to control prostitution like the Single Market’s effects on labour destroys semi-stable communities and creates the very conditions for the importation of trafficked innocents. Without children you will never be fulfilled as a woman, but bringing up kids in decent conditions is almost impossible.

The first few pages are absolutely blistering, the opening in particular: Throughout the book, I found myself wondering if Despentes was delivering a critique of oppositional sexism or contributing to it.

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A eso nos reduce ese trabajo, no somos personas, no tenemos un cuerpo las putas porque un cuerpo es un todo. It’s the same thing for being a woman: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. How Legalizing Prostitution Has Failed? It was easy to read, but I felt like I was wasting kinv time throughout the book. Another linguistic problem and this may be partly the fault of the translator is that Despentes falls into the trap that she castigates others for: Dec 24, Andrea Vega rated it did not like it Shelves: 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.


El orgasmo al que debemos llegar es el que nos procura el macho. It is also so ‘French’ as to make it dangerously close to being dismissed in Anglo-Saxon circles. I loved this book. Despentes’ honesty and insight are amazing. Eventually, she mentions more “advanced” theory okng 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.

They are the vast mass of the population on the one hand, including men themselves, and those women engaged in complex patterns of prostitution at multiple levels including those that turn allegedly respectable women into agents of oppression against their own sex. Lo que yo he soportado por ser mujer escritora es el doble de lo que un hombre soporta.