Soraya Chemaly - RAGE BECOMES HER

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Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

Brazos Bookstore is pleased to present Soraya Chemaly, in partnership with Rice University and Rice's Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. She will be in conversation with Julie Fette.

“Relentless and revelatory.” —The New Yorker

“Urgent, enlightening.” —The Washington Post

Rage Becomes Her is an “utterly eye opening” (Bustle) book that gives voice to the causes, expressions, and possibilities of female rage.

As women, we’ve been urged for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and minds in ways we don’t even realize. Yet there are so, so many legitimate reasons for us to feel angry, ranging from blatant, horrifying acts of misogyny to the subtle drip, drip drip of daily sexism that reinforces the absurdly damaging gender norms of our society.

In Rage Becomes Her, Soraya Chemaly argues that our anger is not only justified, it is also an active part of the solution. We are so often encouraged to resist our rage or punished for justifiably expressing it, yet how many remarkable achievements would never have gotten off the ground without the kernel of anger that fueled them? Approached with conscious intention, anger is a vital instrument, a radar for injustice and a catalyst for change. On the flip side, the societal and cultural belittlement of our anger is a cunning way of limiting and controlling our power—one we can no longer abide.

“A work of great spirit and verve” (Time), Rage Becomes Her is a validating, energizing read that will change the way you interact with the world around you.


Soraya Chemaly is an award-winning writer and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion, and media. She is the Director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project and an advocate for women’s freedom of expression and expanded civic and political engagement. A prolific writer and speaker, her articles appear in Time, the Verge, The GuardianThe NationHuffPost, and The Atlantic. Follow her on Twitter at @SChemaly and learn more at SorayaChemaly.com.

Julie Fette is a professor at Rice University. She has published on women in the professions and is writing a book about representations of gender in children's literature.

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501189555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - September 11th, 2018