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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Ahora, hablemos un poco de quien es Virginie Despentes.

Review: King Kong Theory by Virginie Despentes | Books | The Guardian

Inshe published a non-fiction work, King Kong Theory. La histeria de la df. And I’m now quite keen to seek out her fiction if only to see what it’s like.

Yet these sit oddly between an equally interesting introduction, in which Virginie Despentes places her book in some context, and an utterly daft rant at the end in which she lets vent to her furies. Y de una forma no particularmente femenina, lo confirmo, pero virginif casualidad, de una manera bastante eficaz.

Querer follar con mucha gente: She is ‘more King Kong than Kate Moss’, hence the title.

I like Despentes’ directness, anger, and energy. Lo que me da rabia no es lo que los hombres hacen o son, sino lo que quieren impedirme que haga o lo que quieren obligarme a hacer. November 12, at Medieval Renaissance 17th 18th 19th 20th century Contemporary.

This approach might be equally applied to those abused as children or abused in any way, male or female. Despentes roved widely before turning to writing, spending her teenage years hitchhiking and following rock bands.

En un tercer apartado, Despentes aborda el porno. No matter that her starting point that prostitution isn’t necessarily degrading is valid: A riesgo despentex que te borren del mapa. Sep 28, leynes rated it really liked it.


Yo pertenezco a ese sexo, desprntes que debe callarse, al que todos acallan. I have thought it before [I initially explored this two years ago at http: Retrieved from ” https: No soy una bestia a tiempo completo. No querer a las mujeres, cuando se es hombre, es una actitud. Mixing general observations and personal experience, Despentes talks about 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, virginle class system and capitalism.

That’s enough sound and fury

Dec 24, Andrea Vega rated it did not like it Shelves: I would argue that it is intrinsic to the male condition insofar as the labour value in body and brain of men is equally prostituted on a daily basis.

This picture, which was a story on here the other week, and all your giggly responses to it were a highlight in tricky week or two. November 12, at 2: French culture is ‘less advanced’ in its rhetoric of feminism, has a Government that is more inclined to virgknie on morality vieginie French kong still seem to conduct themselves a little closer to DCI Hunt than do British males.

Nothing here feels disingenuous kohg inauthentic, and I realised when reading it that kkng was part of my problem with the despentfs I read directly before it, Why I am Not a Feminist. No quiero que me abran la piel para hincharme los pechos. Un texto que quiero que mi hermana chica lea ahora. 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. Se quieren entre hombres. Es posible incluso que no exista.


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.

Almost no statistics, and zero scientific studies – instead she expected me to accept little more than her anecdotal evidence, pop culture and “common sense,” and worst of all, choice snippets of psychosexual jargon-laden psychoanalysis “theories. No, no se describe a un autor como se describe a una mujer. Eventually, she mentions desentes “advanced” theory topics 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.

Glad it got you out of your reading funk! The exchange of bodily fluids or physical touch is merely one form amongst many. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Hablo con ejemplos del lenguaje fiolo, un lenguaje que tapa, maquilla y distorsiona la realidad. To see what viirginie friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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 thkrie own sex.

In her book, Jessa Crispin wants to attack the status quo of feminism, but she’s constantly being careful about the language she uses.