Feminine Anger – more of my own thoughts

Earlier I today I posted a significant portion of an article written by Soraya Chemaly which begins with the bold statement “When men get angry, their power grows. When women do, it shrinks.” I have experienced this truth throughout my life both first-hand and also via observation of the powerful women around me from my mother, aunts, and teachers to employers and political figures.

1_NVHon6CEnIi_sMAnZtEhgQSociety diminishes women who express their anger out loud. They would much prefer we keep it to ourselves, stuffed into a box and sequestered in a closet within our psyche where nobody else has to contend with the “ugliness” of it.

But feminine anger is neither “ugly” or “unfounded.” We have a great deal to be angry about and I will save that topic for a post all its own. For now, I just want to make note of how quickly women have started responding to the writing of Chemaly. It’s certainly garnered more of a response than any other post I’ve written – ever.

It would seem I have struck a nerve.

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