Gloria Steinem is said to have once stated the following:
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Rebecca Traister‘s new book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, explains in no uncertain terms that American women are angry and not afraid to show that anger. For far too long, women’s anger has been dismissed, especially in politics. An angry women is a b*tch, unlikable and therefore not able to speak for and represent her potential or existing constituents. In the book, Ms. Traister writes about the history of how women’s political anger in the United States has transformed the country in such a way that we can never go back to where we came were.
I loved this book. Powerfully written, Ms. Traister not only illustrates how far we have come, but how far we have to go.
I heartily recommend it.