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Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger
Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger
Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger
Audiobook11 hours

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger

Written by Soraya Chemaly

Narrated by Soraya Chemaly

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A transformative book urging twenty-first century-women to embrace their anger and harness it as a tool for lasting personal and societal change.

Women are angry, and it isn't hard to figure out why.

We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive, or not sensitive enough. Too dowdy or too made-up. Too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. Yes, yes it would.

Contrary to the rhetoric of popular "self-help" and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression. We've been told for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and minds in ways we don't even realize. Yet our anger is a vital instrument, our radar for injustice and a catalyst for change. On the flip side, the societal and cultural belittlement of our anger is a cunning way of limiting and controlling our power.

We are so often told to resist our rage or punished for justifiably expressing it, yet how many remarkable achievements in this world would never have gotten off the ground without the kernel of anger that fueled them? Rage Becomes Her makes the case that anger is not what gets in our way, it is our way, sparking a new understanding of one of our core emotions that will give women a liberating sense of why their anger matters and connect them to an entire universe of women no longer interested in making nice at all costs.

Following in the footsteps of classic feminist manifestos like The Feminine Mystique and Our Bodies, Ourselves, Rage Becomes Her is an eye-opening book for the twenty-first century woman: an engaging, accessible credo offering us the tools to re-understand our anger and harness its power to create lasting positive change.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateSep 11, 2018
ISBN9781508266594
Author

Soraya Chemaly

Soraya Chemaly is an award-winning writer and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion, and media. She is the Director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project and an advocate for women’s freedom of expression and expanded civic and political engagement. A prolific writer and speaker, her articles appear in Time, the Verge, The Guardian, The Nation, HuffPost, and The Atlantic. Follow her on Twitter at @SChemaly and learn more at SorayaChemaly.com.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Fascinating study of the power of anger - learned a lot!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Very useful and practical what to do with your anger to chanel it towards positive outcomes.
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    Amazing! Full of scary statistics and truly mad book, rightfully so. Definitely everyone should have already read this one.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    This book dives into individual and collective anger with no apologies. This book is enlightening. It gives direct cause and effect and has given me practical suggestion on how to use my anger and rage constructively and Not shy alway from it. This book is a must read for both women and men, and teenagers. I wish this was apart of the school curriculum when I was growing up.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Phenomenally written and engaging throughout. The author’s narrative, research, and familial stories are very familiar and powerful to read/listen to. Inspiring and motivational!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This book provides a historical perspective of inequities against women and in many cases how little gains we've made in evening the playing field.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    I think this is the most important book I've read this year, hell - maybe even ever!
    Absolutely relatable, eye-opening and informative. I wish I could give copies to everyone woman on this planet.
    Embrace your anger. Acknowledge it, channel it, transform it. It will help you.

    1 person found this helpful

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    This was hard to listen to. Not because of any flaw in the content or narration but simply because 11 hours of injustice is hard to listen to. I’ve not checked the bibliography or any of that stuff. I’m not sure I care what the patronizing standards of “scholarship” the book met or did not meet. The authors thoughts were clear, well articulated and well documented. Frankly I would love it if there were some way to prove all of this wrong and the delusions of the author, so that I would not have believe that we have behaved so badly. Alas I cannot, and so I had a excruciating experience with reality.
    Read the book.
    Put it in the curriculum of every high school.
    I hope it makes you as angry as it does me.

    3 people found this helpful

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I picked this book because I was having bouts of unpredictable, explosive anger that was entering in to more and more of my life. I wanted to control it and snuff it out, like something was wrong. But I’m a thrice survivor of assault, and this anger is perfectly justifiable. I was used to anxiety and depression- a low energy, hide-away state. But anger is powerful and energetic- it says, “I’ve had enough, and something needs to change, because I deserve better”. I wasn’t used to that feeling that I did deserve better, and it scared me. This book taught me that my anger is a powerful, progressive tool that signifies my willingness to change and fight for better conditions. It will make you angry, and that’s uncomfortable, but I definitely recommend.

    3 people found this helpful