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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger: A Conversation with Rebecca Traister

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

A New York Times best seller, Good and Mad tracks the history of female anger as political fuel—from suffragettes marching on 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 varied ways anger is received based on who’s expressing it; and the way women’s collective fury has become transformative political fuel. She deconstructs society’s (and the media’s) condemnation of female emotion (especially rage) and the impact of their resulting repercussions. The book was published in 2018, in the same week that Christine Blasey Ford testified at Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and portions of it were read into the Congressional record on the day that Kavanaugh was confirmed.

About Rebecca Traister
Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York magazine. A National Magazine Award winner, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times and The Washington Post. She is the author of Good and Mad and All the Single Ladies, both New York Times best-sellers, and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry.

Co-sponsor: Department of HistoryCenter for Historical Research

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