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. ...
  • Jordana Horn Gordon
    Oct 24, 2018
    Exceptional in its profundity, intellectual resonance and powers of observation. God, am I glad I read this book and that this book exists. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ryan Mishap
    Nov 11, 2018
    A sensational and complete State of the Union for women that expertly breaks down all the oppressive shit heaped on women. A call to harness untapped anger for positive change. This would make a great present for the men in your life and the women who don't think feminism is relevan...
  • 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 Polacek
    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...
  • 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...
  • Rick
    Oct 30, 2018
    This is an extraordinary book that I believe will be seen as foundational in identifying, sourcing and explaining women's rage, and for showing purposes and methods for which that rage can be used to help liberate women and girls. I encourage everyone I talk to about books to READ THIS...
  • 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 ...
  • Kelly
    Jul 14, 2018
    Anger is a Gift (Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for discussions of sexism and misogyny, including sexual assault.) Ask yourself, why would a society deny girls and women, from cradle to grave, the right to feel, express, and...
  • 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...
  • LoudVal
    Oct 21, 2018
    To answer Soraya's question: it is not possible to read a book about anger and not get mad. This was a four star read until the section attempting to tell me how to manage/channel my rage, but that's mostly a me losing steam failing (anger can be so hard to sustain at times). I alwa...
  • Kaitlin Winnie
    Oct 25, 2018
    Required reading for EVERYONE. ...
  • 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...
  • teavious
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • Celine
    Oct 15, 2018
    I wish the book had focused more on how to harness women's rage as opposed to all the reasons women have to be consumed by rage. It's a good primer on sexism, if you haven't had much exposure to all the ways women are discriminated against. In the end I was looking for more useful appl...
  • 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...
  • C.M. Arnold
    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...
  • Erin Charpentier
    Nov 13, 2018
    A lot of this was a "duh, no kidding" type of concept for me. I know that women can't get angry or be leaders or be strong without being labeled as bitches. This is nothing new. Yet, I loved some of the research based anecdotes in here. For example, middle aged white women have the low...
  • 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...
  • Tasha Hilton
    Aug 01, 2018
    Often times we argue this topic with emotion and "rage" but Soraya provides not only insight about how to channel rage into power, but research that solidifies our feelings. Rage Becomes Her asks "What do we lose, personally and as a society, by not listening to women?s anger or resp...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...