Virginie Despentes. “I want to underline every word in this book,” Ruth texted Emily on the day she started reading King Kong Theory. Don’t let the word “theory ”. King Kong Theorie by Virginie Despentes La Couleur pourpre by Alice Walker La Vie Heureuse by Nina Bouraoui La Servante écarlate by Margaret Atwood La. With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes—in her own words “more King Kong than Kate Moss”—delivers a highly charged.

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Her most recent biographical, non-fiction work, King Kong Theory has also been translated into English, and recounts her experiences working within the French sex industry, and attendant infamy and praise associated with the aforementioned Baise-Moi.

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Teoria king kong, Virginie Despentes. She is ‘more King Kong than Kate Moss’, hence the title. No quiero que me cierren la boca.

No matter that her starting point that prostitution isn’t necessarily degrading is valid: We will need to shout to be heard, but even more than that we will need to make sense. One solution is that women scuttle back into their holes – Despentes rejects that and so should all of us: Yo hablo como proletaria de la feminidad.

Hablo con ejemplos del lenguaje fiolo, un lenguaje que tapa, maquilla y distorsiona la realidad. A riesgo de que te borren del mapa.


Los Beatles se ven obligados a dejar de actuar: This picture, which was a story on here the other week, and all your giggly responses to it were a highlight in tricky week or two. A prostitute is, more often than not, not the drug-crazed trafficked innocent imported to meet the narrative desoentes of politicians but, literally, a working girl with an eye to the main chance.

Virginie Despentes

She is one of the most popular French authors from this era. King Kong Theory had a lot of potential, but instead lowered itself to simplistic garbage you’d virginle from a Female Chauvinist Pig. At a certain point, a balance will set in – a man will say, “I am not a rapist, so stop preaching at me but I know it is wrong and I will collaborate in stamping it out through my male networks’.

Then she makes boring observations that have always been obvious to me.

There is no value in the struggle of both men and women for liberation if men get all soft and turn into guilt-ridden jelly – few women want that in any case. And if they did, they’d leave their marriages and society would crumble, which is not in the interest of the powers-that-be, and so is prevented by keeping hookers “dirty”. La figura de la puta es un buen ejemplo: Attempts to restrict the sexuality of the ‘ordinary’ as attempts to diminish ‘ordinary sexuality’ through contempt or shame is matched by an environment in which beauty and sexuality is spread across our media and in our streets as a means of ‘selling’ goods and services.


Francamente, me alegro por todas a las que les convienen las cosas tal y como son. View all 11 comments. It recounts her experiences in the French sex industry, and the infamy and praise she experienced for writing Baise-Moi.

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Books by Virginie Despentes. Topics Society books The Observer. You are commenting using your WordPress. Y de paso, furiosos por tener que someterse, le dan un par de hostias a una o dos chicas. This kinb because her own experiences with porn and prositution differ from the “norm” – she wasn’t employed by pimps, and she wasn’t a porn actress.

Notify me of new comments via email. Ce n’est pas que je ne m’y attendais pas.

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Me ha sabido a poco. Sin atajos y sin excusas.

November 12, at 2: En un tercer apartado, Despentes aborda el porno. The suspicion is that the super-structure of authority wants working girls out of sight because of their threat to cheap labour for supermarkets and offices and the fact that they offer an alternative sexuality that just might make some people happier in their lives in ‘unacceptable’ ways.