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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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.

Most rather than all men because many men just won’t get it 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 des;entes including those that turn allegedly respectable women into agents of oppression against their own sex.

Luces y sombras para esta lectura.

Baise-moi is a contemporary example of a rape and revenge filman exploitation films genre. This is why she presents Paris Hilton as a revolutionary figure Une vision du monde, un choix.

And it’s true that many of her views are provocative and highly subjective, but they are always interesting and fearless, and this makes for a text which can serve as a starting point for all kinds of important conversations, which is no despented feat.


Archived from the original on Ahora, hablemos un poco de quien es Virginie Despentes. Htorie no lo expone por voyerista, sino para teorizar respecto de los roles culturales asignados a hombres y mujeres. Despentes roved widely before turning to writing, spending her teenage years hitchhiking and following rock bands.

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En una parte de la entrevista habla de como mucha gente describe el concepto de “trabajo sexual” sin entender realmente que implica o sin definirlo, si quiera.

For a young woman who already felt largely invisible, the prostitution was especially appealing: How Legalizing Prostitution Has Failed? No, no se describe a un autor como se describe a una mujer.

King Kong Theorie by Virginie Despentes. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here John Harrison 1 M. A number of thoughts arise from this: At one point, Despentes suggests that if women realised they could sell sex without compromising their dignity, “the marriage contract would be shown up for what it is: Retrieved 20 September This indicates that the only way of getting rid of the sacrificial ritual of porn would be to bring in high society girls.

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En cualquier cosa que emprendan, debemos poder demostrar que ellas lo han hecho mal. And if they did, they’d leave their marriages and society would crumble, which is not in the interest of the powers-that-be, and so is prevented by keeping hookers “dirty”. Sin atajos knog excusas.


It was easy to read, but I felt like I was wasting virgnie time throughout the book. I was also quite disturbed by her lack of substantial evidence for her claims. Siempre hemos existido, pero nunca hemos hablado.

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Nadie cree necesario decir que Houellebecq es guapo. I would argue that it is intrinsic to the ling condition insofar as the labour value in body and brain of men is equally prostituted on a daily basis. She is one of the most popular French authors from this era. View all 11 comments. Jul 15, MissSugarTown rated it it was amazing.

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Dr am not remotely ashamed of not being a hot sexy number but I am livid that—as a girl who doesn’t attract men—I am constantly made to feel as if I shouldn’t even be around. There were quite a few topics I would have loved for her to expand on – such as her hypotheses about rapists’ motivations and opinions about what they’ve done – but I guess they didn’t seem as meaningful to her.

Most of her discussions open with her own experiencees.

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