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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Despentes was raped as a young woman, she worked as a prostitute, she wrote reviews on porn and worked with porn stars for her banned movie “Baise-moi” no, that doesn’t mean “Kiss me”. Ellos que son tan locuaces y competentes cuando se trata de disertar sobre las mujeres. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Tener un coche enorme: El deseo es su dominio, en exclusiva.

I devoured King Kong theory in one long delicious reading. Covering difficult territory – rape, prostitution – has longtime been the province of feminism and feminist theory.

This says much more about virgknie our media and discourse is seriously lacking in promoting women’s perspectives than because her commentary is revolutionary.

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. To ask other readers questions about King Kong Theorieplease sign up. English Choose a language for shopping. Gustar a los hombres es un arte complicado, que exige que borremos todo aquello que tiene que ver con el dominio de la potencia.

May finish one more yet, but all caught up before Please try again later. Finally someone has done it! Please try again later. 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.


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King Kong Theorie by Virginie Despentes

There are cultural differences between Anglo-Saxons and French in gender relations, not in ways that make one better than the other, just different.

Tagged as Feminist BooksVirginie Despentes. Y Beatriz Preciado la tradujo muy bien. One solution is that women scuttle back into their holes – Despentes rejects that and so should all of us: Defiant, raw, powerful, insightful.

Sin atajos y sin excusas. It’s as a member of the lower working class of womanhood that I speak, that I spoke yesterday and am speaking desppentes today.

King Kong Theorie

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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 vigrinie this system.

Despentes is radical, piercing, funny, and powerful. She writes of the damage it did to her but also of her refusal to let it define her subsequent existence although, in fact, it has, as the very fact of writing ‘Baise-Moi’ testifies. No son lo suficientemente dignos. The connection between different chapters is a bit shaky which might be expected since they were written as separate essays.

She explodes common attitudes despentrs sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. Las mujeres deben ser libres de salir y de no correr el riesgo de ser violadas. Es que no entiendo y no me gusta no entender. It is also so ‘French’ as to make it dangerously close to being dismissed in Anglo-Saxon circles.


I’ve read plenty of feminism, from different perspectives. I’m familiar enough with the psychoanalytical perspective to know that taking it seriously is foolish because it has no basis in science – introspection and individual case studies are no substitutes for rationalism and empiricism, and when any of its claims were subjected to scientific investigations, they were proven wrong.

The first few pages are absolutely blistering, the opening in particular: SUCH a powerful book that I think everyone should read.

Quand est-ce que les lignes vont vraiment bouger? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I hope you’re as excited as I am. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Inshe directed her first film, Baise-moian adaptation of her own novel.

T here are many ways in which King Kong Theory is interesting, but many more in which it is infuriating. 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. Jul 15, MissSugarTown rated it it was amazing.

A French person wrote it of course because Americans are too prudish to let loose like Despentes does.