Review: Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology (reviewed by Kristen M. Ploetz)


Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology
By Susan Rukeyser, Editor (plus 35 contributors)
165 Pages
World Split Open Press, 2018
ISBN: 978-0692161746

I’m writing this review exactly one year after Samantha Bee boldly called Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt” on her late-night television show Full Frontal. The reaction was swift. Within certain circles, her words stoked outrage and some called it a lazy critique. But for many others Bee’s words became permissive accelerant to the feminist fury already smoldering in the wake of the Donald Trump presidency.

Luckily, author Susan Rukeyser took note.

Rukeyser seized the opportunity to create a platform for writers fueled by this camaraderie and united fuck you toward the administration, and issued a call for submissions with an extremely short deadline. She wanted “lean, furious, feminist responses to this moment in the resistance.” It was “an invitation to declare independence from the petty, patriarchal bullshit.”…

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