5 Books on Women’s Anger You Should Read if you’re Angry….Or Not

Seems fitting this week to put out a few resources around women and their “anger” and “emotion”. This is a big topic, one that, in our opinion, should be talked about much more openly and productively.

With that, we leave you with a few resources that could be of interest.

Rage Become Her: The Power of Women’s Anger

This book calls on twenty-first century women to embrace their anger, and harness it as a tool for long-term personal and societal change.

Rage is a battle-cry of a book, drawing on all corner of contemporary life, from media to education and medicine. She takes the reader through a woman’s life, from infancy to adulthood, highlighting the systemic ways female rage is suppressed, diverted or minimalised. And she provides scientific evidence to back up her ideas. If life as a modern woman is maddening, then Rage is a sanity-restorer.” 
The Guardian

At this moment in history, when women’s anger is at boiling point, this text could not be more timely. Or, more needed.”

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

An exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement, this book highlights a double standard perpetuated against women by all sexes, and its disastrous effect.  It offers a glimpse into the galvanizing force of women’s collective anger, which, when harnessed, can change history.

“In a year when issues of gender and sexuality dominated the national conversation, no one shaped that exchange more than Rebecca Traister. Her wise and provocative columns helped make sense of a cultural transformation.” —National Magazine Award Citation, 2018

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.

This book argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one’s own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again.

“Razor sharp and hilarious. There is so much about her analysis that I relate to and grapple with on a daily basis as a Latina feminist.” – America Ferrera

Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward

A dive into the unpaid, invisible work women have shouldered for so long—and an impassioned vision for creating a better future for us all.

Day in, day out, women anticipate and manage the needs of others. In relationships, we initiate the hard conversations. At home, we shoulder the mental load required to keep our households running. At work, we moderate our tone, explaining patiently and speaking softly. In the world, we step gingerly to keep ourselves safe. We do this largely invisible, draining work whether we want to or not—and we neverclock out. No wonder women everywhere are overtaxed, exhausted, and simply fed up.

Let us know in the comments if you have additional suggestions!



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