Women are angry, and it isn’t hard to figure out why.we are underpaid and overworked. too sensitive, or not sensitive enough. too dowdy or too made-up. too big or too thin. sluts or prudes. we are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. yes, yes it would.contrary to the rhetoric of popular “self-help” and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression.
On october 5, 2017, the new york times published an article by jodi kantor and megan twohey--and then the world changed. for months kantor and twohey had been having confidential discussions with top actresses, former weinstein employees and other sources, learning of disturbing long-buried allegations, some of which had been covered up by onerous legal settlements. the journalists meticulously picked their way through a web of decades-old secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements, pressed some of the most famous women in the world--and some unknown ones--to risk going on the record,
In 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned. men grow up being told that boys don’t cry and dolls are for girls. they learn they must hide their feelings and anxieties, that their masculinity must constantly be proven. they must be the breadwinners. they must be the romantic pursuers. this hasn’t been good for the culture at large: 99% of school shooters are male; men in fraternities are 300% more likely to rape; a woman serving in uniform has a higher likelihood of being assaulted by a fellow soldier