Opinions : a decade of arguments, criticism, and minding other people's business / Roxane Gay.
Since the publication of the groundbreaking Bad Feminist and Hunger, Roxane Gay has continued to tackle big issues embroiling society—state-sponsored violence and mass shootings, women’s rights post-Dobbs, online disinformation, and the limits of empathy-—alongside more individually personalized matters: can I tell my co-worker her perfume makes me sneeze? Is it acceptable to schedule a daily 8 am meeting? In her role as a New York Times opinion section contributor and the publication’s “Work Friend” columnist, she reaches millions of readers with her wise voice and sharp insights. Opinions is a collection of Roxane Gay’s best nonfiction pieces from the past ten years. Covering a wide range of topics--politics, feminism, the culture wars, civil rights, and much more-—with an all-new introduction in which she reflects on the past decade in America, this sharp, thought-provoking anthology will delight Roxane Gay’s devotees and draw new readers to this inimitable talent. -- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9780063341463
- ISBN: 0063341468
- Physical Description: xxv, 286 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright: ©2023
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Identity/politics -- Tragedy plays on an infinite loop -- Am I a bad person if je ne suis pas Charlie? -- The seduction of safety, on campus and beyond -- White crime -- The case against hope -- Cops don't belong at pride -- Why people are so awful online -- Why I've decided to take my podcast off Spotify -- It's time to rage -- Don't talk to me about civility. On Tuesday morning, those children were alive -- The matter of Black lives -- Why I can't forgive Dylann Roof -- On the death of Sandra Bland and our vulnerable bodies -- Of lions and men: Mourning Samuel DeBose and Cecil the Lion -- Where are Black children safe? -- Alton Sterling and when Black lives stop mattering -- How to build a monument -- The world expects Black men to make themselves smaller. My brother never did. -- Making people uncomfortable can get you killed -- Civic responsibilities -- Who gets to be angry? -- Voting with my head and heart -- Hate that doesn't hide (on Trump's presidency) -- No one is coming to save us from Trump's racism -- You're disillusioned. That's fine. Vote anyway. -- Remember, no one is coming to save us -- How we save ourselves -- I am shattered but ready to fight -- For the culture -- So fast, so damn furious -- Nickel and dimed (Mitchell Jackson's The Residue Years) -- Why the beach is a bummer -- Discomfort zone (The Unspeakable by Meghan Daum) -- Bridled vows (Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation) -- Food TV's sadistic glee -- The marriage plot -- Warning signs (The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates) -- Wise crack (Delicious Foods by James Hannaham) -- The Oscars and Hollywood's race problem -- Black lives imagined (Jodi Picoult's Small Great Things) -- I don't want to watch slavery fan fiction -- Mockingbird reconsidered -- Can I enjoy art but denounce the artist? -- The Roseanne reboot is funny. I'm not going to keep watching. -- Roseanne is gone, but the culture that gave her a show isn't -- Insatiable is lazy, insulting from start to finish -- The legacy of Toni Morrison -- After Chadwick Boseman's iconic Black Panther, should King T'Challa be recast? -- How to collect art -- Man problems -- Why are most Father's Day gifts so terrible? -- Nate Parker and the limits of empathy -- Dear men: It's you too -- Louis C.K. and the men who think justice takes as long as they want it to -- I thought men might do better than this -- Dave Chapelle's brittle ego -- Jada Pinkett Smith shouldn't have to take a joke. Neither should you. -- Minding other folks' business -- Madonna's spring awakening -- Charlie, come in -- Nicki Minaj, always in control -- Melina Matsoukas's fearless vision -- Janelle Monae's afrofuture -- Sarah Paulson has no fear -- The talented Tetssa Thompson -- Where Jordan Casteel sees herself going -- This is Pamela, finally -- Solicited advice -- Yes, your job is important. But it's not all important. -- Ask Roxane: Is it too late to follow my dreams? -- Ask Roxane: I'm outraged but failing at activism. Why? -- Ask Roxane: Where the Hell is the love of my life?.
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