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Bad Feminist - Part Four: Politics, Gender, & Race Summary & Analysis

Roxane Gay
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In "The Politics of Respectability," Gay writes that society holds "all people to unspoken rules about who and how they should be" (257). She references CNN anchor Don Lemon who encourages respectability politics by offering "five suggestions for the black community to overcome racism" (258). She rejects this theory as an oversimplification and argues that is is the responsibility of every citizen, regardless of ethnicity, to effect change.

Next, Gay writes about Texas state senator Wendy Davis who staged a protest against the closing of abortion clinics in her state. Gay uses this story as an example of how social media often gives coverage to stories not featured in mainstream media. Gay is in favor of using social media to fill the cracks in mainstream journalism.

In the following essay, Gay goes into detail about reproductive freedom such as abortion rights and...

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