Magazine October 29, 2018, Issue

Rage Is the Machine

A protester screams from the lap of “Lady Justice” outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., October 6, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Feminists churn our best-selling, burn-it-down advice

‘Don’t ever let them talk you out of being mad again.”   That’s the final line of feminist writer Rebecca Traister’s splashy new book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Lest you be confused about just how mad every woman in the world is supposed to be at this particular moment in time, the book helpfully displays the F-word — with a not-so-subtle asterisk replacing the letter U — approximately 50 times on its cover. Released on October 2, Good and Mad was described by Booklist as “timely and absorbing.” Vanity Fair labeled it “a hopeful, maddening

Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

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