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Jacqueline Rose: A Woman’s Agency

22 February 2018
Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus 
by Vanessa Grigoriadis.
Houghton Mifflin, 332 pp., £20, September 2017, 978 0 544 70255 4
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Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus 
by Laura Kipnis.
HarperCollins, 245 pp., £20, April 2017, 978 0 06 265786 2
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Living a Feminist Life 
by Sara Ahmed.
Duke, 312 pp., £20.99, February 2017, 978 0 8223 6319 4
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body 
by Roxane Gay.
Corsair, 288 pp., £13.99, July 2017, 978 1 4721 5111 7
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Difficult Women 
by Roxane Gay.
Corsair, 272 pp., £13.99, January 2017, 978 1 4721 5277 0
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... been its target, shows through the legalese. Anti-rape activists have long insisted that no woman should feel obliged to make a formal complaint: ‘What if she doesn’t want to tell her story?’ RoxaneGay asks in Bad Feminist. Look back over the objections to the ‘Dear Colleague’ letter and you can see that in each instance it was trying to smooth the path for women plaintiffs whom the system ...

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Joanna Biggs: Transcendental Wardrobes

18 December 2014
... what we want. Five-year-old Milena Rosa agrees: ‘Sometimes I know what I like, and sometimes I don’t really know, ’cause I forgot right then what I like.’ Lena Dunham needs to inhabit a part; RoxaneGay looks at the clothes in her wardrobe, thinks she might wear something different for three minutes, then picks one of the ten outfits she wears all the time; Eufemia Fantetti wore trackpants for a ...

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