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  • Thick And Other Essays
  • Tressie McMillan Cottom
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  • 25 June 2018
  • 9781620974360

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Thick And Other Essays Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Smart humorous and strikingly original thoughts on race beauty money and by one of today's most intrepid public intellectualsTressie McMillan Cottom the writer professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed now brilliantly shifts gears from running regression analyses on college data to unleashing another identity a purveyor of wit wisdom and of course Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is so very wrong Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest This is a really excellent collection of essays written by a black woman on issues that matter for both women and people of color Better yet she gives the why behind why she feels that these issues matter and better still I liked her whys Intersectionality is so important and it was only a few years ago that I realized how many feminist books and books about women s issues omit the issues that plague women of color Even within marginalized groups there are degrees of privilege and that is something that Cottom talks a lot about in here at length among other stirring and relevant topicsCottom is a passionate writer and a capable one Her prose flows smoothly leading you from one concept to the next and it s like being guided down a river of ideas She writes the way a lot of my favorite textbook writers wrote in college and you can really feel the academia You can also feel the outrage and the electric power of her words I liked that too Her writing was complex and emotive and clear a hard balance to manage but compellingSome of the things that she writes about are race misogyny sexuality fetishization Donald Trump s election Obama s election privilege beauty impostor syndrome social echo chambers euality vs justice although she does not refer to it as such academia colorism and culture and how these apply specifically to people of color especially to people who identify as black although anyone can learn from these essays I picked this up because Roxane Gay reviewed it and I like Roxane Gay but after reading this collection I think I might like Tressie McMillan Cottom Mind blownI saw a couple of people who clearly felt very uncomfortable after reading this I think that might be a good thing though It s like ripping off a band aid it s always unpleasant to realize that things that come easily for you and that you previously took for granted are a struggle for others and that by merely taking advantage of and enjoying these things you are contributing maybe unintentionally maybe subconsciously to a system that continues to perpetuate injustice and ineuality Either this book will give you something to relate to and feel empowered by or it will make you think hard and give you something to learn from I call that a win win personally Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review4 stars If Wishes WereDaddies Harleuin American Romance No 749 yet she gives the why behind why she feels that these issues matter and better still I liked her whys Intersectionality is so important and it was only a few West of Heaven years ago that I realized how many feminist books and books about women s issues omit the issues that plague women of color Even within marginalized groups there are degrees of privilege and that is something that Cottom talks a lot about in here at length among other stirring and relevant topicsCottom is a passionate writer and a capable one Her prose flows smoothly leading Putting Out of Your Mind you from one concept to the next and it s like being guided down a river of ideas She writes the way a lot of my favorite textbook writers wrote in college and Under the KnifeWhistleblower you can really feel the academia You can also feel the outrage and the electric power of her words I liked that too Her writing was complex and emotive and clear a hard balance to manage but compellingSome of the things that she writes about are race misogyny sexuality fetishization 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Thick And Other Essays Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Se very shelves a modern black American female voice waxing poetic on self and society serving up a healthy portion of clever prose and southern aphorisms in a style uniuely her ownMcMillan Cottom has crafted a black woman’s cultural bible as she mines for meaning in places many of us miss and reveals precisely how when you’re in the thick of it the political the social and the personal are almost always one and the sa DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book but its just not my usual kind of book although a good one not for me I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don t find something gripping and even on some that I do so I have to save my reading time for books that I find compelling Thanks for understanding Secret Agent MinisterDeadly Texas Rose you’re in the thick of it the political the social and the personal are almost always one and the sa DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book but its just not my usual kind of book although a good one not for me I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don t find something gripping and even on some that I do so I have to save my reading time for books that I find compelling Thanks for understanding

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Thick And Other Essays Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free About this thing we call society In the bestselling tradition of bell hooks and Roxane Gay McMillan Cottom’s freshman collection illuminates a particular trait of her tribe being thick In form and in substanceThis bold compendium likely to find its place on shelves alongside Lindy West Rebecca Solnit and Maggie Nelson dissects everything from beauty to Obama to pumpkin spice lattes Yet Thick will also fill a void on tho I liked Thick very much and in fact there were essays here that spoke to me for me within me The writing was uite affecting Cottom is brash and intense and funny and full of facts That s what was great about the book Her commentary was searing and endlessly supported by facts In this book Cottom talks of what it feels like to be an educated black woman in this America and I gotta tell ya she knocked it out of the park on most of these essays Breakdown hereview spoilerThick This essay lays the foundation Cottom associates writing with fixing your feet It defines her and is her persona which isn t perfect so it must be normalized Cottom goes into detail about her background She is always working and from the South Thick refers to her appearanceweight Thick is also hard headed Black womanhood Some folks like thick Others don t Watch them all In the Name of Beauty Excellent essay in which Cottom makes a case that the concept of beauty is a cultural concept that is at best race based This is a brilliant must read essay Dying to Be Competent Cottom posits that our roles in society and our perceived competence are dependent upon our race gender and class than of earned status I think she s right Cottom is so searingly smart It s impossible to paraphrase her essays in an update She exudes intelligence and anger Three essays in and I am very impressedKnow Your Whites Cottom expresses that the election of Donald Trump after Barrack Obama was not a surprise when you know your whites It is provoking and reactive because without progress there is no reason to prefer the lack of progress Similarly what is a white republic for white citizens and in defense of white property if there is not a dark threatBlack Is Over Or Special Black Cottom takes aim at how blacks in elite circles treat other blacks A strange place where as a dark skinned black she is constantly asked what kind of black is she The distinctions are class education skin shade black from other countries which she must be because she is an intelligent black Graduate student etc aka hierarchies within the black communityThe Price of Fabulousness Cottom talks of poor black women and the stigma they encounterBlack Girlhood Interrupted Cottom looks at the childhood for black girls Depressing because it rings true objectification and Girl 6 Cottom ponders the nature of black women in the intelligentsia aka oped writers Opinions and ability to influenceshape public thought Being an oped writer for the New York Times or Washington Post is considered the holy grail for journalists and writers Cottom wondered how many black women two of these Oped writers followed on Twitter The answer was that for David Brooks and Jonathan Chiat is six Both of these men are given a free run to shape public opinion to talk about American culture an system Both of these men follow almost 400 Twitter accounts each Brooks leans Right Chait leans left Both white men Point well taken Cottom hide spoiler