"Do you feel like your rape created your career?" Broadly asks.
I personally believe this is a profoundly shitty way to start an interview.
Like, I'm mad about it. But Broadly's new, pretty fuckin' rad, and making their own sorts of waves so let's give them a pass and acknowledge that they have my attention. What's really important here is that we talk about Virginie Despentes. Because if you don't already know about her, you need to. If you're reading this blog, you need to read her book.
I am part of her feminist cult following and of the demographic of women who say that King Kong Theory changed my life.
I've toted my copy of her book around me to all places I've lived for the past five years. Before I got my green card, I would stash all my cash within its yellowing pages. It's heavily underlined, littered with post-its, and I feel better about who I am and the dreams I'm chasing whenever I look at it. Okay, fine: It's my fucking bible.