Two of today’s leading feminist voices, Brittney Cooper (Eloquent Rage) and Rebecca Traister (Good and Mad), join Jamila Rizvi for a timely and captivating discussion about the history, power and possibilities of women’s anger. They examine how structural realities around gender, race and class have divided women from each other and make a call to anger between allies. They also analyse the history of women mobilising in transformative political movements – from suffrage to civil rights – and the fault lines exposed more recently by #MeToo.

Supported by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

Rebecca Traister (International)

Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister is the author of the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry, the New York Times bestselling All the Single Ladies and Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, which was named one of the ten best books of 2018 by The Washington Post. Vivian Gornick says, “Every fifty years since the French Revolution there’s been an uprising on behalf of women’s rights—we’re in the middle of one right now—and each time around a fresh chorus of voices is heard, making the same righteous bid for social and political equality, only with more force and more eloquence than the time before. Among today’s strongest voices is the one that belongs to Rebecca Traister.” A National Magazine Award winner, she is writer at large for New York Magazine, and has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for Elle, The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire.

Brittney Cooper (International)

Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper is associate professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is author of Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women and Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower.