Roxane Gay Rejects the Requirements of being a "Good Feminist" in Inspiring TED Talk

Roxane Gay's critically acclaimed Bad Feminist ignited discussion on what it means to be a feminist struggling with varying ideologies. Gay's TED Talk given in Monterey, California addresses just that.
As I got older, I began to accept that I am, indeed, a feminist, and a proud one. I hold certain truths to be self-evident: Women are equal to men. We deserve equal pay for equal work. We have the right to move through the world as we choose, free from harassment or violence. We have the right to easy, affordable access to birth control, and reproductive services. We have the right to make choices about our bodies, free from legislative oversight or evangelical doctrine. We have the right to respect.
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Joneka Percentie is a junior studying Mass Media Communications, Africana Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. When she’s not working with SPARK Movement, or tweeting @jpercentie, she enjoys singing, dancing, and sleeping. Email her at


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