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Sixth & I

Rebecca Traister

In Conversation with Fatima Goss Graves

Oct 3, 2018 • 7:00 pm ET
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In 2018, it seems as if women’s anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, the Women’s March, and the #MeToo movement, women’s anger was not only politically catalytic—but politically problematic. The story of female fury 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 men.

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger is an incisive exploration into female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. In the book, Traister—a writer-at-large for New York magazine and bestselling author of All The Single Ladies—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.

Traister explores women’s anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes; the history of delegitimizing female anger; and the way women’s collective fury has become transformative political fuel. Highlighting a double standard perpetuated against women by all sexes, Good and Mad illustrates how women’s collective anger, when harnessed, can change history. In conversation with Fatima Goss Graves, the president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center.  Book signing to follow.

More Info: Author's Website, Twitter