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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

by Rebecca Traister,
Psychology Today, October 12, 2018

Almost forty years ago, black feminist Audre Lorde declared “every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger potentially useful against those oppressions, personal and institutional, which brought that anger into being.” Expressed honestly, “without denial or immobility or silence or guilt,” Lorde added, anger could “birth change, not destruction,” by implying “peers meeting on a common basis,” and altering the socially constructed distinctions between men and women.


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