When a feminist is accused of being angry, it becomes easy for the accuser to dismiss her idea as an overreaction because she's "too emotional." "too sensitive" or "irrational." (Men's anger, of course, is always rational). Either that or we're accused of PMSing. Anyway, the angry feminist myth remains an extremely prevalent stereotype, so we're setting out to debunk it on our show!
Here are some references to articles and music we'll be discussing on the show:
- The Angry Feminist - a good read.
- In Defense of "Angry" Feminists - from TheFrisky.com
- The Prisoner of Sex - great article on Andrea Dworkin, the ultimate "angry feminist"
- Alanis Morissette's You Oughta Know is the epitome of angry women's music! Unfortunately, she was instantly labeled an angry woman because of this song - a label that remains with her.
Tune in on Monday, May 9 at 8:00 pm on CJSW 90.9 fm in Calgary, or listen online at cjsw.com.