It seems that every year, the muddled mess of feel-good capitalism and bad alliteration starts earlier and earlier: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Something Something Sunday, Why Is Monday Cyber??? So this year Bitch is doing things a little differently: We’re giving you something instead!
From November 20 to November 27 we’ll be giving away our widely read “The Future Is Furious” series as a digital mini-issue that you can download and take with you wherever you are this holiday season! Featuring a resonant analysis from our cofounder, Andi Zeisler, about why it’s time for women to embrace their rage, an essay from Jen Soriano about men trying to quell the way women express anger in writing, a conversation with Rebecca Solnit, and more, “The Future is Furious” is your own portable reminder of your anger’s potent, transformative social and political power. Just sign up at the bottom of this page to receive your copy and share the news far and wide: We’ll email you access to the file instantly!
FOR FEMINISTS, anger has always been a political project. Audre Lorde wrote and spoke extensively about it. bell hooks wrote a canonical book about it. Patricia Hill Collins and Melissa Harris-Perry have deconstructed it. Gloria E. Anzaldúa has made understanding anger the throughline of her life’s work. It started the riots at New York City’s Stonewall Inn. After Anita Hill testified in front of a hostile and sexist Senate Judiciary Committee, women ran for office in droves, turning 1992 into the Year of the Woman. And now, almost two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, a record number of women and nonbinary people ran for office—and won. Anger can be a powerful tool for transformational change. And we’re diving right in.