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Clare Wright in Conversation with New York Times Best-Selling Author Rebecca Traister

  • Athenaeum Theatre 188 Collin St Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia (map)

Clare Wright in conversation with Rebecca Traister, American journalist, polemicist and New York Times bestselling author who writes at the intersection of feminism, politics and culture.

Traister’s latest book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, investigates the potential and complexity of women’s anger as a political and social tool – both historically, and in the reinvigorated contemporary women’s movement in the West. How have women’s expressions of emotion been framed to delegitimise or condemn them? How can conflict and tension within and between factions of the women’s movement make the broader collective stronger?

Traister tracks the transformative force of female fury (and its suppression) through abolition, suffrage, temperance; through the labour and civil rights movements, and from now into the future. Are our perspectives on women’s anger changing? How can women use their dissatisfaction to progress their rights? Join Traister in conversation with Clare Wright at the Athenaeum Theatre to find out.

Book tickets here.