157 Being Angry (Women): Why Anger is Good, Tips for Experiencing and Expressing it Healthfully, and the Historical Criminalization of Female and Black Anger

Rawr!!!! Grrrr!!!! Why I outta! *shakes fist* This week we’re talking anger, wanna fight about it!?!? We discuss the advantages of anger, our tips for experiencing and expressing it in healthy or productive ways, and review old laws and punishments that were used to legally regulate black and female anger.

In This Episode

Inspired by a post in the VWPA Society, we decided to stand up for anger in today’s episode. Often we are told to suppress our anger, especially when discussing political views. But, you know, like, fuck that! Anger is good for you! It’s an emotion and, just like any other emotion, it should be acknowledged, expressed and respected.

Who Gets to be Angry? by Roxanne Gay (NY Times)

6 Psychological Benefits of Anger (Spring.org)

Community Organizer Charlene Carruthers on Anger (Medium.com)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (MarkManson.net)

All The Angry Ladies (The Atlantic)

The Link Between Moral Anger and Social Activism (Rutgers)

Aggressive Encounters & White Fragility: Deconstructing the Trope of the Angry Black Woman (Duke Law)

11 Fucked up Ways Women Were Punished During Medival Times (BuzzFeed)

Slave Codes (Britannica)

Black Codes (Britannica)

The Dangerous Delusion of the Big Scary Black Man (PS Mag)

Angry Black Women (Wikipedia)

Why Latinas Aren’t Allowed to Get Angry (Jezebel)

3 Black Female Stereotypes that Need to Die (Decoded on YouTube)

Relevant Song

Joke(s) in the Middle
Why did the can crusher quit his job?
Do vegans still call it a “beef” when they fight?

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