Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger


A rich, nuanced exploration of women’s anger from a diverse group of writers…

Throughout history, angry women have been called harpies, bitches, witches, and whores. They’ve been labeled hysterical, crazy, dangerous, delusional, bitter, jealous, irrational, emotional, dramatic, vindictive, petty, hormonal; they’ve been shunned, ignored, drugged, locked up, and killed; kept in line with laws and threats and violence, and with insidious, far-reaching lies about the very nature of what it means to be a woman—that a woman should aspire to be a lady, and that ladies don’t get angry.

Millennia of conditioning is hard to unlearn…



Lisa Marie Basile • Dani Boss • Keah Brown • Rios de la Luz • Evette Dionne • Lisa Factora-Borchers • Melissa Febos Anna Fitzpatrick • Rowan Hisayo Buchanan • Minda Honey • Leslie Jamison • Erin Khar • Marissa Korbel • Shaheen Pasha • Samantha Riedel • Sheryl Ring • Marisa Siegel • Megan Stielstra • Nina St. Pierre • Meredith Talusan • Monet Patrice Thomas • Reema Zaman

Edited by Lilly Dancyger