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Why Women Don’t Get to Be Angry

When men get angry, their power grows. When women do, it shrinks.

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My parents’ wedding, in 1965, was a lavish affair that went on for more than 20 hours and with more than 500 guests in attendance. Among the most prized gifts my parents received that day was their wedding china. These white-and-gold plates were more than an expensive gesture: They were an important…




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S Chemaly

S Chemaly

Writer, expert on gender in culture & politics. Author of the just released Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger.

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