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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Project MUSE – King Kong Theory

But guess what, Mrs. But what they love best is watching them fall and pretending to pity them.

It’s as a member of the lower working class of womanhood that I speak, that I spoke yesterday and am speaking again today. Se quieren entre hombres. Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she makes the bold, stinging point that when it comes to sex today, everyone’s getting screwed.

November 12, at Todo lo que no deja huella. I was also quite disturbed kpng her lack of substantial evidence for her claims. Queremos ser mujeres decentes.

Virginie Despentes

Su rabia es su motor. Notify me of new posts via email. Teoria king kong, Virginie Despentes 1 3 Mar 02, 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. The first few viryinie are ab At the beginning of this month I realised my non-fiction quota for was looking pretty pathetic: Rape, especially in the underclass is probably a hell of a lot more common than any of us likes to admit.


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.

Without children you will never be fulfilled as a woman, but bringing up kids in decent conditions is almost impossible. It has three spectacularly interesting chapters on rape, prostitution and pornography that would have made excellent articles in, say, Prospect or some other intelligent monthly. Nov 11, Camille rated it it was amazing. No, no se describe a un autor como se describe a una mujer. Yo soy mejor que eso.

In the end, we are all enslaved, our sexualities confiscated, policed and normalised. Her most recent biographical, non-fiction work, King Kong Theory has also been translated into English, and recounts her experiences working within the French sex industry, and attendant infamy and praise associated with the aforementioned Baise-Moi.

When the censorship imposed by society’s leaders is destroyed, what collapses is the moral order built on the exploitation of the masses Thanks for telling us about the problem. No soy una bestia a tiempo completo. 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.


Over and above being a woman, subject to the male gaze, she is a socialite queen, and as firginie able to deflect the judgement of the less privileged.

That’s enough sound and fury

King Kong Theorie by Virginie Despentes. Hagamos lo que hagamos, siempre hay alguien que se esfuerza por decirnos que es una mierda. 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 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. Llamemos a las cosas por su nombre, le choque a quien le choque.

It recounts her experiences in the French sex industry, and the infamy and praise she experienced for writing Baise-Moi. I read it earlier this year and really loved it.

Her most famous novel, and film of the same name is Baise-moia contemporary example of the exploitation films genre known as rape and revenge films.

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