How 'Good And Mad' Women Have Revolutionized America
In June of 2017, writer Rebecca Traister traveled to Georgia to cover Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel's tight runoff race to represent Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Landing among the newly activated women campaigning for Ossoff, Traister wrote, "was like walking into the set of 'Thelma and Louise.'" She portrays these women, self-described closet liberals, as having tapped into their inner rage. In her new book, "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger," Traister chronicles the historic shakeups and social movements sparked when women's fury turns into action. "On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott speaks with Rebecca Traister.
"On Second Thought" spoke with Traister about revolutionary women from abolition to the #MeToo movement ahead of the author's book tour stop at the Decatur Library Tuesday evening.