Feminist commentator and writer Roxane Gay is editing a new anthology of essays about sexual assault and harassment, which will include contributions from the actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union.

Entitled Not That Bad, Gay’s “dispatches from rape culture” will be a collection of first-person essays covering topics from the rape of refugees displaced by global crises to first-person accounts of child molestation, said publisher HarperCollins, which will release the book in May 2018. With an introduction from the bestselling Gay, who details her own gang-rape at the age of 12 in her recent memoir Hunger, it will address how women are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronised, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out about sexual abuse.

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Roxane Gay, Violence Against Women, Violence Against Black Women, Rape, Violent Crime, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNJennifer Silverberg for the Guardian | Photo Credit


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