Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly

Rage Becomes Her

“In this powerful essay collection, Chemaly draws on interviews, research, and personal experience to examine why patriarchal Western cultures continue to demand that women silence their rage …Intelligent and keenly observed, this is a bracingly liberating call for the right of women to own their anger and use it to benefit a society ‘at risk for authoritarianism.’ Important, timely, necessary reading.” —Kirkus (starred review)“How ...

Details Rage Becomes Her

TitleRage Becomes Her
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherAtria Books
GenreNonfiction, Feminism, Writing, Essays, Sociology, Womens, Politics, Gender, Self Help

Reviews Rage Becomes Her

  • Bethany
    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 that have long needed saying. It also strikes the perfect note between anecdotes and hard research, making it very readable. This will make you reconsider everything.
  • Krystle
    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, Hollywood, and general injustices against women.Clearly, the main topic revolves around anger. Women are taught to suppress their anger because to express it woul...
  • Michaela
    ---- 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 was discussed in here, but even so I still learned new things, & spent some time mulling over the content. Having not been previously unfamiliar with this subject matter...
  • Roxanne
    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 thing or another and they seem to be miserable.
  • Tasha Hilton
    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 respecting it?" - As we all encounter female influence at some point in our lives, this book will be important for you!
  • Cavak
    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 other prejudices. I even stumbled on the same exact sources cited between them, but Chemaly will always note whenever there is a severe lack of medical and psychologica...
  • Kelly
    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 leverage anger and be respected when we do? Anger has a bad rap, but it is actually one of the most hopeful and forward thinking of all of our emotions. It begets transfor...
  • Hanna
    Thorough, intersectional, illuminating, and fascinating are just a few of the words I'd use to describe this book. I learned so much and feel inspired to stay angry and take action. Anger doesn't have to be the negative emotion we're taught it is. Anger is the emotion that recognizes injustices and leads to systemic changes. The only criticism is that at times it felt a bit academic and textbook-y, which sometimes made it not easily accessible. E...
  • Cristine Mermaid
    This book was incredibly enlightening and empowering. I have been struggling with rage and trying to get rid of it unsuccessfully or to hold it in which only made it come out in destructive ways. This book was liberating in that it was not about 'managing' or 'diffusing' anger but about using it as force for good, channeling the energy and passion that comes with it to propel change. As this books says, anger is there for a reason, it is trying t...
  • Terena
    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 is, and this part of the book is fantastic. But then the narrative shifts with each new chapter an exploration into something unrelatedly different: a tirade about ...
  • Linda
    At times difficult to read, the author discusses how there is pressure on girls to be nice, amenable, and not make waves. She discusses not only sexual assault and domestic violence, but also objectification; one boy in a group of students asks her why sending a picture of nude girls is any different than sending a picture of a toaster. Studies have shown that women who complain of pain are often dismissed as emotional, and given sedatives instea...
  • Brie
    I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads contest.This was not new information to me. It just expanded on thoughts I had and excited me that I was not the only one having them. Definitely presented in a readable, good, way. I will be recommending this book to many women I know when it is released in Sept.
  • Tatyana Ferrer
    The title alone is very intriguing . Though I have not read the book yet , I can tell that is a book that I would be interested in . As a woman who has experienced high levels of anger , I feel that it is important to know where the problem stems from .
  • Alyssa Martaus
    This was a fantastic read and deeply moving! I couldn't put it down.
  • Cati Bedsworth
    I won this book through a giveaway. I have to say it was very enlightening. Pleasantly surprised!