Whenever somebody referred to me as a feminist they weren’t paying me a compliment. But if you want to consider “feminist” a slur, that’s fine. I believe in equality, and if you don’t, that speaks far more to you than it does to me. I’ve gotten very comfortable with owning the label. Roxane Gay, interviewed by Mother Jones. Bad Feminist comes out 8/5! Preorder here.
I have also felt like an outsider for most of my life because of awkwardness and shyness. And other reasons. Perception and reality blur in this regard. Roxane Gay interviewed for BOMB Magazine
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