[Epub] Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger By Lilly Dancyger – Raovathaiphong.info


Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger These pieces are exceptionally well written and I had fun reading them I had a hard time putting down this book, even though these 22 short essays lend themselves to short reading sessions Most of the essays are thought provoking, many have humor, virtually all I found relatable to a great or small extent They come from a diverse group of women and this is a huge additional plus All of the contributors are writers and they re superb at their craft I ll be seeking outwritten work by mo These pieces are exceptionally well written and I had fun reading them I had a hard time putting down this book, even though these 22 short essays lend themselves to short reading sessions Most of the essays are thought provoking, many have humor, virtually all I found relatable to a great or small extent They come from a diverse group of women and this is a huge additional plus All of the contributors are writers and they re superb at their craft I ll be seeking outwritten work by most of them This book would be wonderful to discuss with others and would make for good reading for a women s studies or feminist studies or gender studies class or for a book club They are women s stories but a lot of history and sociology and culture and facts statistics are included in some of them Some of the essays have references to other authors books Between the mentions of other books writings and the bios of the essayists in the back of the book that include mention of some of their other writing, I know my to read list is about to grow This book belongs on many of my shelves art, biography, books about books, essays, history, humor, mental illness, non fiction, psychology, science, social culture Also on my Goodreads authors shelf I could have added in a few others, including cancer If I had a feminism shelf it would be on it I should have that shelf, but for now applicable books will remain on my social culture shelf The Introduction by Lilly Dancyger is a fine one for this book and a good short personal essay as well Women and anger, angry women, an invitation to the reader to feel free to express their anger and use their anger.First essay Lungs Full of Burning by Leslie Jamison Claiming only sadness and never anger Great Lots of humor, lots of pathos, some social science and history and literature Second essay The One Emotion Black Women Are Free to Express by Monet Patrice Thomas Fear, but this is about so muchThird essay My Body Is a Sickness Called Anger by Lisa Marie Basile autoimmune invisible ailment No surprise that this wasn t a particularly humorous essay As someone with several invisible health issues I could identify with this one Fourth essay Rebel Girl by Melissa Febos She was so lucky to have parents send her to the camp that they did I particularly appreciated the end Honest and realistic Fifth essay Why We Cry When We re Angry by Marissa Korbel I did a lot of crying when angry when I was younger, particularly during my teens, and so I was naturally intrigued by this essay s title A perk I learned exactly why our noses can run when we cry Sixth essay On Transfeminine Anger by Samantha Riedel Good to read one view of one experience with this.Seventh essay Unbought and Unbossed by Evette Dionne black and fat and marginalized communities the title comes from Shirley Chisholm s political slogan Eighth essay Guilty by Erin Khar sexual abuse and neglect and guilt and addiction, and anger, and healingNinth essay Hangry Women by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan body image and anorexia associated eating disorders and hunger and full and living lifeTenth essay Enojada by Rios de la Luz ghosts literal and figurative, sexual abuse not believed, panic attacks and shame, and your own real story, and righteous angerEleventh essay A Girl, Dancing by Mina St Pierre using bodies lives to communicate, being asked of too much when too young, not being taken care of properly by adults when young, separate worlds with separate people, falling apart in angerTwelfth essay My Name and My Voice by Reema Zaman abusive controlling husband, prior sexual assaults, anorexia, scary and heartbreaking and some relief but I wanted to know then what what nowThirteenth essay Inherited Anger by Marisa Siegel childhood lifetime of anger, abusive addict father, she took partial then full control, but kept anger away from her young son of course he will feel feeling but then she seemed to know that, understandable she d worry for her son and do her best to raise him different from her fatherFourteenth essay On the Back Burner by Dani Boss role models family society of men s permission to express anger and women expected to not express it, coming at perimenopause, her step children, her husband, Mindfulness book as yet unreadFifteenth essay Basic Math by Meredith Talusan unique and useful and fascinating perspective as a trans woman good at math and at writing, and how women are encouraged to act around men in their short term best interests but not for their lives women in societySixteenth essay The Color of Being Muslim by Shaheen Pasha Anger as different colors, not being allowed to express anger within or outside Muslim community, being not Muslim enough or too Muslim for others, prejudice and pressure, vs her teenage daughterSeventeenth essay Homegrown Anger by Lisa Factora Borchers chronic anger, befriending anger, Ohio everywhere, entire life and in the age of Trump, experiencing racism bigotryEighteenth essay Crimes Against the Soul by Sheryl Ring anger and rage at those guilty of horrific verbal abuse and misgendering of a transgender woman, especially at work other lawyers, judges, in courts of law and also in medical and other settingsNineteenth essay For Women Who Grew Up on Eggshells by Minda Honey learning mother helping teach to live with an angry but also loving father, then a father who withdraws, also a mother with cancer, and anger as an adult at father I don t know why I pick this quote since there are multiple quote worthy lines in every one of these essays except that it strikes a particular chord I flooded him with my angry words like lava racing across the land to be comforted by the sea Twentieth essay No More Room for Fear by Megan Stielstra rage at gun violence, multiple stories instances, a few personalTwenty first essay Going to War with Myself by Keah Brown anger turned inward when mocked for her disability cerebral palsy and now using anger to fight for rights for disabled and others and to fight injusticeTwenty second essay So Now What By Anna Fitzpatrick rape by an acquaintance, post traumatic stress, anger, forgiveness, questioning, metooHighly recommended 5 full stars Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a preview ARC for an honest review.This collection of essays was amazing It spoke to me on so many levels, and from the first essay on I found myself saying yes, yes, yes This felt very timely to me, as my girlfriends and I have been talking about how things have changed for women since we were growing up, but how much the younger generation still has to fight to be heard, to be respected, to be treated fairly and not seen as an object or a caret Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a preview ARC for an honest review.This collection of essays was amazing It spoke to me on so many levels, and from the first essay on I found myself saying yes, yes, yes This felt very timely to me, as my girlfriends and I have been talking about how things have changed for women since we were growing up, but how much the younger generation still has to fight to be heard, to be respected, to be treated fairly and not seen as an object or a caretaker or second class citizen The contributors cover all aspects of society and cover a range of experiences and topics about being female and why they aren t going to be angry any immigrant, Muslim, Black, sexual harassment in the workplace, rape, and transgender to name a few I found the essay by the transgender female the most interesting because of the unique perspective of growing up as a male and existing and living under certain unspoken rules of maleness that are allowed in this case the classroom , but then returning to the classroom as a female and having to relearn what is acceptable for a female in regards to how we are expected to interact with males and how we shouldn t appear too intelligent or try to make the males look weak or stupid Hearing it from her point of view just solidified what I had already suspected and felt that I had experienced and watched other strong, intelligent females experience Each author s story and background are unique and while they seem to give the reader a singular view of what it s like to be a female in our society today, frankly, take all the uniqueness and adjectives and descriptors away and nothing changes we are all a united sisterhood fighting the same stereotypes and patriarchal rules that have governed us for centuries It doesn t matter what our skin color is, or where we were born, we need to learn to not only love and respect ourselves, but respect and support each other That s the only way we are really ever going to overcome this inequality I want to give a copy of this to every female I work with I will definitely recommend it to them Thank you again Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book Easily one of the most important books I ve ever read Feminist works are getting me through this wildly difficult time in my personal life and in the world right now and this one especially is and was everything I have a zillion strips of paper wedges into my copy, marking passages that spoke to me This is a book that made me want to write, inspired me, made me feel seen, helped me see and understand both myself and the world better I cannot praise this collectionhighly It has such a Easily one of the most important books I ve ever read Feminist works are getting me through this wildly difficult time in my personal life and in the world right now and this one especially is and was everything I have a zillion strips of paper wedges into my copy, marking passages that spoke to me This is a book that made me want to write, inspired me, made me feel seen, helped me see and understand both myself and the world better I cannot praise this collectionhighly It has such a diverse range of voices multiple transwomen, disabled writers, queer women, a wide variety of racial and religious identities And in almost all of them I found so much I could relate to and that spoke to me And a special shout out to Lisa Marie Basile s My Body Is a Sickness Called Anger I have never seen a better orrelatable title in all my life After all, the expected narrative for all who are disabled and or chronically or terminally ill is to be the long suffering saint, to die and have people say And she never once complained People tell me I am too angry and the thing is I m not so much angry because I m sick I long ago accepted that I m angry about ableism, about the utter lack of supports for people like me, about the profound misogyny and endless traumas inflicted by the medical establishment, about the poverty the comes hand in hand with being this sick, about how much better my quality of life could and should be if things were different and better and if only I was just listened to In the midsts of the Coronavirus pandemic I m raging as every week when I call in my infusion supplies I learn onething is rationed deeply or utterly unavailable And each of these things masks, hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, etc put me at a greater and greater risk of sepsis a fucking terrible way to die, a condition far, fardeadly than the virus I m also in the midsts of a severe and G d awful personal medical drama I suppose several of you count my health itself is doing profoundly poorly and I know we can t even figure it out because no procedures or appointments are happening and I can t go to the hospital But worse than that is a doctor ripping necessary medications from me in what has to be literally the worst time on earth to possibly do just that I m drowning in rage and underneath it despair but at least the rage empowers and energized and strengthens me It took me a long damn time to realize that I, like one of the writers in this anthology, grew up believing I simply didn t get angry I grew up in a household where frightening and violent rages were common from the men but me, no, I didn t get angry It wasn t until I was 19 or 20, finally working through being raped as a child that I started to truly get angry and it terrified me And I saw the way everyone around me judged me Now though, while my anger remains unwelcomed, when people suggest maybe I d get the help I needed if I was less angry don t you think I ve tried that , I know how to deal with it, to let it fuel me and through this book and several others I ve read recently I m learning even how to let that anger inspire me as well I m not ashamed of my rage I don t believe anyone could live the life I have Ian and not be filled with rage and having sunk into the despair side of thingsrecently, let me tell you, anger isn t so bad at all Rage can be self protective Most importantly, while we have been socialized and taught otherwise, women have every right to anger and rage Marginalized groups of women are especially policed and told we aren t allowed our anger but who hasanger than a marginalized or multi marginalized woman I m done swallowing mine So are each of the women in this book And I believe a woman who knows herself and is in touch with the very anger the patriarchy has long denied her is a powerful force to be reckoned with I so needed this book I think we all need this book Quite possibly the most important book I ve ever read, certainly one of the most life changing ones Read this, you need this Simply an incredible collection made up of diverse voices and strong, relatable stories which both enraged and placated me in so far as I was contented to feel a little less alone in my own daily anger Each writer here is worth watching Several were already favorites and I ve found manyto add to my list. Women Writing about Anger is the book I needed but didn t know I did, not when you are told stop whining and why are you so anti men Or that s very unlady like of you, andso today there are so many avenues for women to express themselves, but with these avenues also come very patriarchal expectations You can t help but ask when will women catch a break Thanks Netgalley for the eARC, in these 22 women, I did feel home. The concept is great 22 women from all different walks of life write about anger in concise essays As the essays will tell you over and over again , women s anger is often diminished, ridiculed, stigmatized, and dismissed, so this was a cool collection for people writing about what makes them angry abuse, trauma, addiction, Trump But This collection could get reeeeeaaallly repetitive Not just in that all of the essays are themed together by a common emotion, but the narrative structure its The concept is great 22 women from all different walks of life write about anger in concise essays As the essays will tell you over and over again , women s anger is often diminished, ridiculed, stigmatized, and dismissed, so this was a cool collection for people writing about what makes them angry abuse, trauma, addiction, Trump But This collection could get reeeeeaaallly repetitive Not just in that all of the essays are themed together by a common emotion, but the narrative structure itself was often repeated from essay to essay Discuss a personal story of rage connect to a systemic issue of women s anger being diminished and all the other verbs mentioned above writer finds social media activism as a positive outlet for anger Although the stories and women themselves varied, the structure for most of them felt the same in this precise way, which made me tune out at times Some essays were writtensuccessfully than others which also happens in a collection , but the strength of the bookending essays made the other ones less compelling by comparison A Rich, Nuanced Exploration Of Women S Anger From A Diverse Group Of Writers Women Are Angry, And From The MeToo Movement To The Record Number Of Women Running For Political Office, They Re Finally Expressing It But All Rage Isn T Created Equal Who Gets To Be Angry If There S Now Space For Cis White Women S Anger, What About Black Women Trans Women How Do Women Express Their Anger And What Will They Do With It Individually And Collectively In Burn It Down, A Diverse Group Of Women Authors Explore Their Rage From The Personal To The Systemic, The Unacknowledged To The Public One Woman Describes Her Rage At Her Own Body When She Becomes Ill With No Explanation Another Writes Of The Anger She Inherits From Her Father One Pakistani American Writes, To Openly Express My Anger Would Be Too American, And Explains Why Broad Ranging And Cathartic, Burn It Down Is Essential Reading For Any Woman Who Has Burned With Rage But Questioned If She Is Entitled To Express It. Forof my book content check out instagram.com bookalong Essential Reading I was intrigued by this collection the moment I heard about it And it did not dissapoint In these 22 introspective and sharp essays a diverse selection of female authors explore their rage and the different forms it takes This was such a great collection I found several new authors to add to my growing reading pile I appreciated the diversity in the authors voices The different perspectives really offered a l Forof my book content check out instagram.com bookalong Essential Reading I was intrigued by this collection the moment I heard about it And it did not dissapoint In these 22 introspective and sharp essays a diverse selection of female authors explore their rage and the different forms it takes This was such a great collection I found several new authors to add to my growing reading pile I appreciated the diversity in the authors voices The different perspectives really offered a lot of understanding how different women express and experience anger From tramatic experiences to illness, disability and so muchThis collection gave me a lot to think about in terms of the essays in the book and accepting my own anger and the need to makespace for it in my own life Seriously smart and necessary reading Out October 8th Thank You to the publisher for sending me this book opinions are my own I really genuinely enjoyed this book the diversity of the topics also makes it interesting to read through, since no one s experiences with anger are entirely the same Warning Reading this book WILL make you feel angry too I really genuinely enjoyed this book the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the writing is of somewhat mixed quality I love, love that this book of essays includes essays written by diverse individuals the diversity of the topics also makes it interesting to read through, since no one s experiences with anger are entirely the same Warning Reading this book WILL make you feel angry too Overall really enjoyed this collection Huge experience of catharsis, seeing the kind of rage experienced and lived with as a woman reflected in each of these writers Female rage is a shared experience the voices of women from all walks of life declare it so in an extremely powerful volume I checked it out from my local library good on them for having it but I find myself inclined to purchase it now Personal favorites include Rebel Girl by Melissa Febos For Women Who Grew Up on Eggshells Overall really enjoyed this collection Huge experience of catharsis, seeing the kind of rage experienced and lived with as a woman reflected in each of these writers Female rage is a shared experience the voices of women from all walks of life declare it so in an extremely powerful volume I checked it out from my local library good on them for having it but I find myself inclined to purchase it now Personal favorites include Rebel Girl by Melissa Febos For Women Who Grew Up on Eggshells by Minda Honey A Girl, Dancing by Nina St Pierre and No More Room for Fear by Megan Stielstra


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