Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger

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

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Title:Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger
Author:Soraya Chemaly
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:364 pages pages

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger Reviews

  • Ang
    Nov 03, 2018
    I feel like this was part of the triptych of anger books that came out this fall, and the one that I got the most out of. I actually highlighted portions of it, so I could share it with some coworkers, because it deals a lot with how we push down and silence our anger in various portio...
  • Mel
    Nov 18, 2018
    I don?t know what to say about this book. It is so good. I wanted to start it again as soon as I finished it. Given how angry I am at the world these days, it feels so great to have someone else put your frustrations into words so succinctly and clearly. ...
  • Veronica
    Dec 25, 2018
    Full review soon! What a great book to finish as we enter 2019! ...
  • Mehrsa
    Sep 16, 2018
    I am glad I read this book, but I didn't love it. It's not really a contemplation of anger that provides new insight or analysis. It's sort of a hodgepodge of feminist critique--all of the micro and macro ways in which women are harassed, discriminated against, and devalued. If you're ...
  • Amber Spencer
    Feb 03, 2019
    Wow. I really got into this book. I don?t agree with everything she says, but I feel like I get what she was saying. I?d, perhaps, use different terminology, but she?s right in saying that women need to stand up for themselves and other women. I haven?t been in many of these si...
  • Christianne
    Feb 21, 2019
    If you're a woman who has lived enough decades and are well-read then nothing in this book will surprise you. It is packed with every hurtful, discriminatory, and abusive thing women experience every day all over the planet and throughout history. And while it won't surprise you, it ca...
  • Ericka Clouther
    Dec 05, 2018
    Lots of salient and interesting essays about feminism. I had a lot of favorite quotes. This, for example, describes my high school (class of 1997) experience pretty well: "In the classroom, it was almost certainly the case that the women were managing a double bind that we face con...
  • Rachel
    Nov 09, 2018
    This book is transformative. I am now constantly thinking about how I present myself and consider my emotional response. I have also been forced to do some reflection on what I consider my normal, quiet nature ? how much of it is from my own innate personality, and how much is learne...
  • Thomas
    Dec 16, 2018
    3.5 stars Really loved the thesis of this book, that women's anger is a powerful force for change in response to sexism and discrimination. Soraya Chemaly is intersectional and all-encompassing in Rage Becomes Her, as she interweaves the experiences of women of color and lampoons th...
  • Tonstant Weader
    Oct 15, 2018
    Rage Becomes Her is at once the worst and best book to have started in the midst of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation. I was already enraged and this book has so much more to make me angry, but it also puts it into context. Of course, the best thing Soraya Chemaly does with Rage Becomes...
  • Jennifer
    Sep 18, 2018
    In Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger, author Soraya Chemaly explores and confronts the gendering of emotions, in this case the gender ideas of anger. Social norms teach us that anger expressed by females is undesirable, uncomfortable, and certainly not feminine, unlike with ...
  • Bethany
    Aug 18, 2018
    One of the most powerful books I've read this year, Rage Becomes Her gives voice to the causes, expressions, and possibilities of female rage. I will do a full video review on my YouTube channel Beautifully Bookish Bethany, but I cannot recommend this book enough. It says the things th...
  • Andrea McDowell
    Oct 06, 2018
    I read Eloquent Rage, Rage Becomes Her, and Good and Mad sequentially over about a week, and I highly recommend doing so. They're very complementary. Rage Becomes Her is a sociological book with an incredible amount of research on everything that is making women angry and why that's no...
  • teav with luv
    Sep 18, 2018
    Your anger is a gift you give to yourself and the world that is yours. In anger, I have lived more fully, freely, intensely, sensitively, and politically. If ever there was a time not to silence yourself, to channel your anger into healthy places and choices, this is it. This was a ...
  • Rita Shaffer
    Jan 09, 2019
    Important book! I am so glad that I read this - I will think differently about how I present myself. And constantly work to support the strong, smart women around me. ...
  • Trista Hendren
    Sep 11, 2018
    I have been following Soraya's writing for many years, so I expected this book to be amazing?but it surpassed my wildest expectations. Rage Becomes Her will make you cry?and make you angry?but it will also leave you hopeful and filled with the energy necessary to create change. A...
  • Krystle
    Aug 14, 2018
    Can you read about a book about rage without becoming angry? I certainly could not. Chemaly brings up many relatable experiences and topics: the role of women as selfless caretakers, fear of being publically harassed and shamed, women in politics, benevolent sexism, the #MeToo movement...
  • Britta Böhler
    Feb 08, 2019
    Well-researched exploration of gender unequality, focussing on present day USA. ...
  • Roxanne
    Jul 26, 2018
    This is a Goodreads win review. This is not my favorite topic. I in general do not like rage and anger. However if a woman can grow and express these feelings correctly and move forward in a good way than I can see the point. But I have seen some people who stay angry forever about one...
  • Chelsea A
    Oct 29, 2018
    This is a really great book on the subject matter of women's anger. That might sound redundant of me to say, obviously that's what it's supposed to be about, but nonfiction can be hit and miss. There have been times where I've been allured by a great title, only to be let down when the...
  • Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice)
    Sep 12, 2018
    I won this book for free from Goodreads Giveaways. Thank you to Goodreads, Atria Books, and Soraya Chemaly. As always, an honest review from me. Rage Becomes Her might be my book of the year. It's incredibly powerful, poignant and validating for women. I want to share the book with...
  • Laura Noggle
    Jan 22, 2019
    ~ New Feminist Canon ~ Enlightening, enriching, and inspiring not to accept the patriarchy as the norm. This book looks at the anatomy and power of anger, and how it can be used to disrupt the social power dynamic. There is so much I want to say about this book, but my best adv...
  • Jenna Bookish
    Dec 07, 2018
    ?In my experience, it is difficult for many adults to accept that boys can and should control themselves and meet the same behavioral standards that we expect from girls. It?s even harder to accept that girls feel angry and have legitimate rights not to make themselves cheerfully a...
  • Esther Espeland
    Jan 03, 2019
    a fitting start to 2019! Very timely read if you want a neat articulation of what the ladies are up against these days. More about disparities that should make women angry than anger itself. Was really impressed with how intersectional this was! Freaking finally! Race was always woven ...
  • Clarissa
    Oct 05, 2018
    ?There is not a woman alive who does not understand that women?s anger is openly reviled.? Honestly, Chemaly doesn?t state anything woman today aren?t at least vaguely familiar with. How many of us were told it is not good to express anger because it?s unbecoming of a ...
  • Alyssa Foll
    Sep 17, 2018
    I am enraged. There's nothing like growing more and more angry while reading a book on anger. And there is plenty of anger to around. Soraya Chemaly, in "Rage Becomes Her," convinced me to plunk down cold, hard cash after reading the first few pages. The first chapter sets the re...
  • Michaela
    Aug 01, 2018
    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- After thinking on it & reading the other reviews I honestly don't think I have anything else to add. It's a great book long overdue in existing. I try to stay well-versed in most of the kinds of information that w...
  • Cavak
    Jun 21, 2018
    Compared to That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) about Working Together that I read earlier this year, Rage Becomes Her was a harder read for me to swallow. Both books highlight how sexist treatment still prevails in the USA and overlaps with othe...
  • Tory Cross
    Apr 11, 2019
    This was probably the most validating book I?ve ever read. There?s SO SO much that I want to carry with me forever. As a survivor of multiple types of violence and a frequently deeply angry person, this book was everything. Everything everything everything. It?s hard to even put ...
  • Terena Bell
    Aug 31, 2018
    This book doesn't know what it wants to be. In the ARC, it's marketed, titled, and introed as an exploration into women's anger -- how the emotion manifests differently in women than in men, how women handle (suppress?) it, the effect it has on women's bodies. And in the beginning, it ...