A Woman’s Anger with Rebecca Traister
10/5/18 - From #MeToo to Brett Kavanaugh, we have a lot to be mad about. Rebecca Traister is back to discuss her new book exploring the social and historical power of women's anger. When women get angry, movements form and revolutions spark. See: Rosa Parks, Florynce Kennedy, Maxine Waters, and many more sheroes. We discuss rage-crying, the specific history of white women's tears, the lasting impact of Professor Anita Hill, and who has room to express their rage today. No wonder we're told to keep our anger to ourselves.
Our theme song is Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn.
Original music composed and performed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister is on sale now.
Go deeper with books by and about these incredible angry feminists:
Flo Kennedy: her public access show archive
Vivian Gornick: all of her books
Rosa Parks: At the Dark End of the Street
Anita Hill: Strange Justice
Rose Schneiderman: her 1911 speech at the Metropolitan Opera House after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire