Feminist journalist, media critic, and activist Soraya Chemaly joins Carla Kaplan and Durba Mitra for an in-depth discussion of feminist rage. Their wide-ranging conversation covers many aspects of contemporary women’s rage: the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation process, the furor over Serena Williams’s US Open final, and how to differentiate progressive anger from the reactionary anger that has fueled the Right, including the rise of Trump.
Feminist Public Intellectuals Project
Soraya Chemaly sits down with Carla Kaplan and Durba Mitra to discuss the uses of rage in catalyzing political change, how to differentiate progressive anger from reactionary anger, and more.
Moya Bailey and Kai Green discuss Charlene A. Carruthers’s book Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, with a response from Carruthers.
Shoshanna Ehrlich, Holloway Sparks, Jamia Wilson, and Andi Zeisler discuss Soraya Chemaly’s Rage Becomes Her, with a response from Chemaly.
Cynthia Enloe discusses gender and the rise of the global Right with the coeditors of the forthcoming Signs special issue on the topic, Agnieszka Graff, Ratna Kapur, and Suzanna Danuta Walters.
Feminist legal scholar, writer, teacher, and activist Catharine A. MacKinnon discusses “Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo” with Durba Mitra, assistant professor of studies of women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University.
Eileen Boris, Sarah Jones, Collier Meyerson, and Katherine Turk discuss Bernice Yeung’s book In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers, with a response from Yeung.
Saida Grundy and Wahneema Lubiano discuss Brittney Cooper’s book Eloquent Rage.
Leigh Alexander, Sydette Harry, and Brooke Foucault Welles discuss Zoe Quinn’s book Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight against Online Hate.
Renowned organizer and activist Dolores Huerta discusses #MeToo, DACA, Trump, and the intersections between the labor, immigrant rights, and feminist movements.