For this weeks post, I have decided to focus on the TED talk; “Roxane Gay: Confessions of a bad feminist,” I thoroughly enjoyed this video for numerous reasons. I thought it was important how she used the pedestal as a way of describing what standards feminist are held up to. This especially spoke to me because I feel as though not only feminist, but women in general, are held up to this standard of what everyone thinks a women should do or as Gay puts it “make women economically vulnerable when they choose,” to do something such as being a stay at home mom. The term “bad feminism” was brought up to show that not all feminist, including Roxane Gay, follows that “cookie cutter” image that puts them on that pedestal that “we expect them to pose perfectly (on but) when they disappoint us we gleefully knock them from the very pedestal we put them on.” I feel like this allows people who aren’t feminist to have a broader understanding that someone can be a feminist on there own terms. That being said, I thought it was interesting when we brought up whether or not Nikki Minaj is a true feminist, and the majority said no due to her lack of involvement with the LGBTQ community. But is Nikki Minaj just being a feminist on her own terms also known as a “bad feminist” or is she even considered a feminist at all? Should there be qualifications to being a feminist, or can anyone no matter there feelings about different genders, race, ethnicity etc. be a feminist?