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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Llamemos a las cosas por su nombre, le choque a quien le choque. Feminist theory sheds its fusty image and takes on a punk mentality as Despentes claims that sisterhood explodes our belief in feminine perfection and creates a space for all those who can’t or won’t obey the rules.

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Ni los grandes discursos, ni los grandes libros, ni las grandes cosas. Pero yo nunca he sido razonable y me costaba conformarme. No quiero que me digan lo que tengo que hacer. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their vriginie. Un texto kkng quiero que mi hermana chica lea ahora.

At times entertaining, at times truly difficult to read, it asks us to reflect anew on the taint and terror of sexuality in quotidian discourses of femininity and social “agency. Thoughtful as usual, I think Despentes is making some very important, if uncomfortable for many, points. Despentes, on the other hand, isn’t trying to moderate her vocabulary to fit what is and isn’t deemed acceptable; she doesn’t give a shit.

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 kong 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.


I don’t agree with everything Despentes says in King Kong Theory. I devoured King Kong theory in one long delicious reading. Que todas konf estamos, que no es nuevo. I enjoyed reading about her personal experiences, but none of the concepts she extrapolated from them were particularly enlightening. From Publishers Weekly In the newest from Despentes, author of the controversial novel Baise-Moi and co-director of the controversial movie adaptation theoryy, the feminist provocateur examines key questions of sexuality, male and female roles, and her own awakening to action.

View all 3 comments. Who dares to call herself a feminist?

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This rallying cry sets deepentes tone for the whole book, which can either be read as a collection of essays or as an extended scream of rage. I’ve read plenty of feminism, from different perspectives. The exchange of bodily fluids or physical touch is merely one form amongst many. Sea lo que sea, no hemos entendido nada.

King Kong Theory is a great book.

Resulta impresionante pensar que despreciamos a una chica que grita de deseo cuando John Lennon toca la guitarra, mientras que nos parece gallardo que un viejo le silbe a una adolescente en falda.

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There were quite a few topics I would have loved for her to expand on – such as her hypotheses about rapists’ motivations and opinions about what they’ve done – but I guess they didn’t seem as meaningful to her. Los Beatles se ven obligados a dejar de actuar: Teoria king kong, Virginie Despentes.

I decided this virgine the perfect opportunity to power through a handful of feminist texts I’ve had on the backburner for some time.


Yet how can males fully understand the wrong in the abstract when the two sexes are kept so separated and placed in relations that discourage normal, negotiated sex between equals or even with benefits exchanged where situations are not equal. Yo hablo como proletaria de la feminidad. Her robust determination is that the subject be faced head-on fheory be used as a tool for strengthening the rights of woman to demand freedom.

Y de paso, desppentes por tener que someterse, le dan un par de hostias a una o dos chicas. I was also quite disturbed by her lack of substantial evidence for her claims. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

That’s enough sound and fury

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Antes de ser una mujer, sometida a la mirada del hombre, es una dominante social, con capacidad para acallar el juicio de los menos privilegiados.

King Kong Theorie by Virginie Despentes. 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 fheory system. I’m not usually a fan of things that bank on shock factor for impact i.

King Kong Theory kicks butt! Books by Virginie Despentes. This book is in part a rumination on the consequences of making the film and so is both a memoir and polemic.

French culture is ‘less advanced’ in its despented of feminism, has a Government that is more inclined to legislate on morality and French males still seem to conduct themselves a little closer to DCI Hunt than do British males.