From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. In the year 2018, it seems as if womens anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Womens March...
|Title||:||Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger Reviews
An extremely concise and comprehensive look at the #metoo movement and the reawakening of feminist anger and the revolutionary period we are in. I especially like her responses to those who counter that the movement is too radical and irrational. Very optimistic ending(obviously would have liked an extra chapter on the Kavanaugh confirmation and her opinion on its effect on movement) much needed in these times on the cumulative advances created by the recent surge of female anger.
I can't recommend this enough. Just read it. Read it today and then let your anger power your forward to demand equality and justice. To overthrow the patriarchy and make our country better.
I devoured this. Traister has done it again. (If you haven't read All the Single Ladies, you need to go read it right now.)
A mixture of personal narrative, history, journalism and feminist critique, pick this up if you've found yourself angry at some point over the past two years, two decades or really, the last two millennia...
(Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC)
I finished this book on my lunch break, and I don't think I've ever needed a book more in my life. I read a lot of books, y'all. I would give this one 10 out of 5 stars if I could. It is spectacular. It is liberating. It is validating. It is important. It is among those very few books about which I will say, "Everyone needs to read this. Now."
So please, please, please: if you are a woman, or a human who loves women, or a person who cares about this world, read this book. I'll leave you with the ...more
The title of this book, GOOD AND MAD, drew my attention like a moth to a flame. Yes, my name is Madelon, and I answer happily to Maddy, but more often than not I hear "Hey, Mad." I have embraced the moniker as a statement of who I am and not necessarily my emotional state. And, I have been called an 'angry little woman.' How could I not read this book?
Women have been trained for centuries (maybe even millennia) to suppress anger and rage. Who is doing this to women? Mostly men, but other women a ...more
I tore through this. I loved it - kept reading things to my husband that resonated (and that I knew he would recognize in me) and I cried a lot. There were so many recent things that I hoped would be included (like Nanette!) and then they were and I was delighted every time. I felt so deeply as I was reading it that these were pieces of history I should have been taught as a young girl, about all these brave and angry women who have made change in this country. It was empowering to read and fill ...more
My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog.
A meditation on the history of women’s rage in America, Good and Mad charts the rise of the #MeToo movement following the election of an openly racist and sexist candidate in 2016. Rebecca Traister begins by examining the ways in which white male anger dominated the 2016 election, and she ends by considering the consequences of a social movement that takes seriously women’s anger concerning sexual assault, professio ...more
Powerful, important, mind-opening stuff, that's well worth reading.
(I'm not holding my breath, but) I hope the book sells like hotcakes and becomes a popular manifesto for "woke" women activists, candidates, advocates, volunteers, and leaders ... and girls ... and parents and teachers and spouses and mentors and writers and siblings and friends and role models ( ... and, yes, men too).
It's not an easy read. In fact, it's the opposite, because it will make you sad and uncomfortable and angry and, ...more