Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women's anger / Rebecca Traister.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies--whom Anne Lamott called "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country"--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 women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic--but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women's slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men. With eloquence and fervor, Rebecca tracks the history of female anger as political fuel--from suffragettes chaining themselves to the White House to office workers vacating their buildings after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Here Traister explores women's anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes; the varied ways anger is perceived based on its owner; as well as the history of caricaturing and delegitimizing female anger; and the way women's collective fury has become transformative political fuel--as is most certainly occurring today. She deconstructs society's (and the media's) condemnation of female emotion (notably, rage) and the impact of their resulting repercussions. Highlighting a double standard perpetuated against women by all sexes, and its disastrous, stultifying effect, Traister's latest is timely and crucial. It offers a glimpse into the galvanizing force of women's collective anger, which, when harnessed, can change history"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies--whom Anne Lamott called "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country"--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 women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic--but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women's slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Includes index.
    • Other Titles:
      Revolutionary power of women's anger.
    • ISBN:
      9781501181795
      1501181793
      9781501181818
      1501181815
    • Accession Number:
      2018035975
    • Accession Number:
      on1048072679
      1048072679
    • Accession Number:
      fay.581288
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    • ABNT:
      TRAISTER, R. Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women’s anger. [s. l.]: Simon & Schuster, 2018. ISBN 9781501181795. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581288. Acesso em: 24 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Traister R. Good and Mad : The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Simon & Schuster; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581288. Accessed January 24, 2020.
    • APA:
      Traister, R. (2018). Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women’s anger. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581288
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Traister, Rebecca. 2018. Good and Mad : The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Simon & Schuster. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581288.
    • Harvard:
      Traister, R. (2018) Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women’s anger. Simon & Schuster. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581288 (Accessed: 24 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Traister, R 2018, Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women’s anger, Simon & Schuster, viewed 24 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Traister, Rebecca. Good and Mad : The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Simon & Schuster, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581288.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Traister, Rebecca. Good and Mad : The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Simon & Schuster, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581288.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Traister R. Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women’s anger [Internet]. Simon & Schuster; 2018 [cited 2020 Jan 24]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.581288

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 September #2

*Starred Review* Traister (All the Single Ladies?, 2016) takes a deep dive into the current political climate to explore the contemporary and historical relationship women have with anger and the ramifications of expressing and suppressing feminine rage. Traister uses the 2016 election as a jumping off point, when to the shock of many, an eminently qualified female candidate was defeated by an inexperienced white male businessman who spouted off sexist and racist comments without compunction. While Donald Trump's and Bernie Sanders' angry rhetoric was lauded, Hilary Clinton was lambasted for being shrill and screechy (ditto, other female firebrands like Kamala Harris and Maxine Waters). Traister uses this startlingly obvious double standard to explore how attaching negative connotations to women's anger has always been used to silence and dismiss them. Although at times that anger boils over and energizes a movement, such as when suffragettes fought for the right to vote in the nineteenth century and when in 2017 the revelation of the depth and scope of Harvey Weinstein's crimes against women ignited the #MeToo movement. Traister doesn't shy away from the complicated issues surrounding feminine rage, exploring, for example, the ways white women have discounted and discredited the experiences of women of color. Timely and absorbing, Traister's fiery tome is bound to attract attention and discussion. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 October #1

Traister (All the Single Ladies) explores the power of women's anger, both individually and collectively, to bring about systemic change. The author argues that women expressing anger, black women in particular, have historically been caricatured as unhinged and hysterical; their legitimate concerns and grievances dismissed or ignored. She asserts that anger is a natural reaction to blatant injustice and should be harnessed, not quelled. She compares the fury and shouting of Bernie Sanders, which was applauded on the campaign trail in 2016, with the poise Hillary Clinton conveyed at all times, lest she appear strident. Unpacking the #MeToo Movement, she discusses ways in which pent-up feelings of injustice over rape, sexual assault, and harassment against women in the workplace finally boiled over to create a wave and also touches on the backlash such waves of rage can provoke. While Traister's thesis that women's anger "must be and always has been at the heart of social progress," is incomplete, she sends a clarion call for a more intersectional approach to feminism in order to effect lasting change. VERDICT A solid choice for feminist collections and for fans of Traister, although readers may find Soraya Chemaly's Rage Becomes Her more convincing.—Barrie Olmstead, Lewiston P.L., ID

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.