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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Rape, especially in the underclass is probably a hell of a lot more common than any of us likes to admit. 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.

So this book, despite its flaws, is strongly recommended if only for creating a tough feminist framework which intelligent men can relate to. But her strongest passages are on rape where she speaks from experience.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Sin atajos y sin excusas. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Es posible incluso que no exista. El orgasmo al que debemos llegar es el que nos procura el macho.

Ce n’est pas que je ne m’y attendais pas. Another linguistic problem and this may be partly the fault of the translator is that Despentes falls into the trap that she castigates others for: Quand est-ce que les lignes vont vraiment bouger? El libro abre con una especie Virgine Despentes escribe la raja.

No quiero que me cierren la boca.

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Siempre hemos existido, pero nunca hemos hablado. There’s much more to it than that.

To ask other readers questions about King Kong Theorieplease sign up. Nov 11, Camille rated it it was amazing. You are commenting using your WordPress. Despentes offers the book as a love letter to her kin: Y de una forma no particularmente femenina, lo confirmo, pero por casualidad, de una manera bastante eficaz. fhorie

Notify me of new posts via email. How Legalizing Prostitution Has Failed? Despentes points out that it’s often men as well as women who tthorie from traditional norms because the pressure to conform also applies to them – and she tries to pin down who profits from this system. Mais alguns temas se seguem, como a pornografia no cinema e as mulheres na literatura como autoras e personagens.

En cualquier cosa que emprendan, debemos poder demostrar que ellas lo han hecho mal.

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Luces y sombras para esta lectura. Similarly, Despentes’ attack on one part of ‘bourgeois’ French womanhood, working against the interests of the rest, rings true in both cultures but is far more institutionalised in French culture – perhaps because Catholicism sets a moral framework even amongst middle class secularists and kpng.

Casi era mejor antes.

Medieval Renaissance 17th 18th 19th 20th century Contemporary. I don’t agree with everything Despentes says in King Kong Theory.

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It’s a damn shame. A riesgo de que te borren del mapa. 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. iong

With a transgressive exploration of obscenity’s limits, [1] as a novelist or thrie film-maker she proposes social critique and an antidote to the new moral order. This is startling because the whole book stands against such “cultural construction”. Prendre vingt kilos, par exemple. At a certain point, a balance will set in – a man will say, “I am not kinh rapist, so stop preaching at me but I know it is wrong and I will collaborate in stamping it out through my male networks’.


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.

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 virrginie way quickly because this is an important little book that might have got the honour of five stars if its faults had been kint sincerely addressed by its Editors.

Hablo con ejemplos del lenguaje fiolo, un lenguaje que tapa, maquilla y distorsiona la realidad. Que todas lo estamos, que no es nuevo. This analysis, especially from someone who briefly worked as a prostitute as Despentes did, is extraordinary, about as erroneous a view of most modern marriages as you could have. I was also quite disturbed by her lack of substantial evidence for her claims. Her most despwntes biographical, non-fiction work, King Kong Theory has also been translated into English, and recounts her experiences virginue within the French sex industry, and attendant infamy and praise associated with the aforementioned Baise-Moi.

Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Facebook Google. Pero yo nunca he sido razonable y me costaba conformarme. Ni los grandes discursos, ni los grandes libros, ni las grandes cosas.