Meet the Author - Caitlin Kunkel

Event date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
471 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906

Caitlin Kunkel Event

New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust & Equal Pay
by Caitlin Kunkel, contributor

“This book left me hot, bothered, and pining for more equality. Which is generally my default setting…but still. This is the kind of fantasy that gives us what we really want: men who understand emotional labor and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”—Gemma Hartley, author of Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward

Imagine a world where all erotica was written by feminists: Their daydreams include equal pay, a gender-balanced Congress, and Tom Hardy arriving at their doorstep to deliver a fresh case of LaCroix every week.

Both light-hearted and empowering, New Erotica for Feminists—based off of the viral McSweeney’s piece of the same name—is a sly, satirical take on all the things that turn feminists on. From a retelling of Adam and Eve to tales of respectful Tinder dates, New Erotica for Feminists answers the question of “What do women really want?” with stories of power, equality, and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer are comedy writers and satirists whose work has been featured in the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, and many other outlets. Together, they cofounded and edit the website The Belladonna, which responds to today’s culture, news, and politics with comedy and satire written by women and nonbinary authors.  www.thebelladonnacomedy.com