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Beth Am Reads: Good and Mad and Rage Becomes Her

Discussion Led by Rabbi Janet Marder and Susie Rothschild

Two recent books argue that girls and women are routinely socialized to deny or suppress their anger, and seek to reclaim the personal and social value of female anger. In Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, journalist Rebecca Traister writes that, “the particular dissatisfactions and resentments of America’s women have often ignited movements for social change and progress,” citing women’s participation in the abolition, suffrage, temperance, labor, civil rights and feminist movements, with particular attention to the 2016 election and its aftermath. Soraya Chemaly’s Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger asserts that, “by effectively severing anger from 'good womanhood,' we choose to sever girls and women from the emotion that best protects us against danger and injustice.”

Join Rabbi Marder and attorney Susie Rothschild for a provocative discussion. All are welcome!

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