THE POWER OF A WOMAN'S ANGER TED TALK WITH MADAM SORAYA CHEMALY
Anger is a signal emotion. It warns us of indignity, threat, insult and harm. And yet, in culture after culture...anger is reserved as the moral property of boys and men.
There are differences...
so what if we didn't do that? What if we didn't "Severe" anger from femininity? Because severing the emotion of anger means severing girls and women from the emotion that best protects us from injustice
What happens is indignity becomes eminent in our notions of femininity. There's a long personal and political tale....
In anger we go from being spoiled princess's, spoiled teens to high maintenance women and shrill ugly nags. We have flavors though, pick your flavor
Are you a spicy hot Latina when you are mad?
Or a sad Asian Girl?
An Angry Black Woman?
Or a Crazy White One?
You can pick but in fact, the effect is: That when we say what's important to us, which is what anger is conveying...people are more likely to get angry at us for being angry.....
“All creatures must learn that there exist predators. Without this knowing, a woman will be unable to negotiate safely within her own forest without being devoured. To understand the predator is to become a mature animal who is not vulnerable out of naivete, inexperience, or foolishness.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
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