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
Absolutely incredible. A comprehensive history of the moment, of the movement- with biting one-liners that will get you thinking and leave you angry. But in the very best way.
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.
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
This was incredibly cathartic and restoring to listen to. The overarching discussion of women’s anger in American history and America today put my own experience into the broader context. This book gave words and validation that shows how anger is what drives political change. Two recurring themes about anger were 1) how voicing anger helped women find communities, speaking about injustice meant women connected and found they didn’t have to suffer alone. 2) that “anger is the other side of hope” ...more
A) For people who understand exactly why women are angry
B) For people who just can't understand why women are angry.
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
Started off a little repetitive, but once Traister acknowledged Senator McConnell's "performative dickishness" it really hit its stride. If you need permission to be pissed off, pick up this book. If you're already pissed off, pick up this book.
I have been mad -- at least since the 2016 Presidential election, but really for so long I don't even know when it started. Mad as a little girl who had to wear dresses to school when I hated dresses, and who couldn't play little league because that was only for boys back then and who had to take home ec when I would have loved to take shop and to have learned to use tools. I was angry as a young woman because even though I had been a top student, gone to great schools and succeeded professional ...more