Episode 27: The Power of Women’s Anger

On this episode of Can We Talk?, Judith Rosenbaum talks to Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, one of JWA’s Book List picks this year. We explore the topic of women’s anger: how it is perceived, how it has historically been put to use, and how in 2018 midterm elections, women harnessed it to win a record-breaking number of seats in Congress. From Abigail Adams, to labor organizer Rose Schneiderman, to Congresswoman Bella Abzug, women have wielded their anger to create political change.

Released December 18, 2018
  • Composite image of author Rebecca Traister and the cover of her book, Good and Mad.

  • Bella Abzug at a Women Strike for Peace Protest.

    Courtesy of Dorothy Marder.

  • Ayanna Pressley at rally in Boston, 2018. Image via NBC Boston.

  • Rose Schneiderman speaking at a union rally, circa 1910s. 
    Courtesy of Brown Brothers
  • Rebecca Traister Good and Mad
  • Bella Abzug at a Women Strike for Peace Protest
  • Ayanna Pressley
  • Rose Schneiderman


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 27: The Power of Women’s Anger." (Viewed on May 18, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-27-power-of-women-s-anger>.