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 ”. 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. With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes—in her own words “more King Kong than Kate Moss”—delivers a highly charged.

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How many group rapes would have been stopped if just one in a group stood up and said that it was wrong or if a single rapist was faced by the prospect of long term male peer disapproval? Sea lo que sea, no hemos entendido nada. Los hombres saben mejor que nosotras lo que podemos decir sobre ,ong mismas. Ce n’est pas que je ne m’y attendais pas.

Views Read Edit View history. Francamente, me alegro vkrginie todas a las que les convienen las cosas tal y como son. En un tercer apartado, Despentes aborda el porno.

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Yet these sit oddly between 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.


Important piece of feminism. Any healthy relationship likes a fight over boundaries and, in case you had not noticed, men and women are different. This book kills it. Gustar a los hombres es un arte complicado, que exige que borremos todo aquello que tiene que ver con el dominio de la potencia. 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.

Over and above being a woman, subject to the male gaze, she is a socialite queen, and as such able to deflect the judgement of the less privileged.

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It’s as a member of the virgonie working class of womanhood that I speak, that I spoke yesterday and am speaking again today. The exchange of bodily fluids or physical touch is merely one form amongst many.

Teoria king kong, Virginie Despentes. I am writing as an ugly one for the ugly ones: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. Throughout the book, I found myself wondering if Despentes was delivering a critique of oppositional sexism or contr I like Despentes’ directness, anger, and energy.

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Y de paso, furiosos por tener que someterse, le dan un par de hostias a una o dos chicas. Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she makes the bold, stinging point that when it comes to sex today, everyone’s getting screwed.


La autora toca temas interesantes y controvertidos, y lo hace casi exclusivamente desde un punto de vista algo parcial, basado en sus propias vivencias, a veces incluso desde la rabia. Throughout the book, I found myself wondering kng Despentes was delivering despetnes critique of oppositional sexism or contributing to it.

King Kong Theorie by Virginie Despentes

This rallying cry sets the tone for the whole book, which can either be read as a collection of essays or as an extended scream of rage. No soy dulce no soy amable no soy una pija. View all 11 comments. We will need to shout to be heard, but even more than that we will need to make sense. May finish one more yet, but all caught up before Sin atajos y sin excusas. What a bumper month.

Tres con un fusil contra dos chicas a las que han pegado hasta hacerles sangrar: Pour replacer le coeur dans la poitrine. A prostitute is, more often than not, not the drug-crazed trafficked innocent imported to meet the narrative needs of politicians but, literally, a jong girl with an eye to the main chance. Cat on Savidge Reads at the Man Booke….

The tradable value of good-looking women is accommodated by business and elite politics.