NSFW Book Reviews-August 2019 Overview

My other Shero, Roxanne Gay.

As you can tell by the title, this book is heavy. One of the reasons I chose this book (aside from being a total fan of Roxanne Gay!), is there needs to be a conversation around rape and rape culture. Documentaries and hashtags are not sufficient.

With August being a month designated for activism, I believe that this confrontation of rape culture, both its celebration and cover-up, is overdue. In this collection of essays edited by Roxanne, I’m sure there will be those of you my precious Torches, whom sadly will identify.

The language is frank. The situations are raw. You may even skip next month’s pick, and that’s okay too. But, there is something tragic and heinous about people whom rape—in the media those rapists are reported as male—and walk away with no consequence. With no jail time. With the victim being seen as a liar, a myriad of sexual slurs or delusional.

Yet, the conversation awaits. And I ain’t scared.

Always,

JBHarris

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