Women’s rage and political change

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Guest: Rebecca Traister

Brett Kavanaugh’s anger seen next to Christine Blasey Ford’s composure and the public reaction to their testimonies, highlights our culture’s double standard about around women and rage. Would Ford have been seen as a credible witness if she had yelled accusations with fury, as Kavanaugh did? Why are we so uncomfortable with angry women, especially when women have so much to be justifiably angry about? Journalist REBECCA TRAISTER explores women’s relationship with anger and how it’s been used and viewed from the suffragettes to #MeToo in her new book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Traister argues that while women have been shamed in the past for being mad, it’s now time to own their outrage and channel it into real political change.

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