Wild Card Book Club: Rage Becomes Her - NEW LOCATION!

Emma Watson's 'Our Shared Shelf' Melbourne Book Club
Emma Watson's 'Our Shared Shelf' Melbourne Book Club
Public group

Antique bar

218 Glen Huntly Rd · Elsternwick

How to find us

We have a table reserved under Samantha

Location image of event venue

What we'll do

August's meetup is announced!

Since August will be the one year anniversary of Our Shared Shelf Melbourne, we have selected a 'wild card' book for this month, which was voted on by our members.

This book of course still fits into the Our Shared Shelf theme, namely books with a feminist perspective that generate great discussion.

PLEASE NOTE - We are trying a new location for this meetup! We have reserved a table at Antique Bar in their Library Room - doesn't it look cosy!? https://www.antiquebar.com.au/gallery?lightbox=dataItem-iovjeg70

So without further ado - our August anniversary wild card book will be RAGE BECOMES HER by Soraya Chemaly

From Goodreads:

A transformative book urging twenty-first century-women to embrace their anger and harness it as a tool for lasting personal and societal change.

Women are angry, and it isn’t hard to figure out why.

We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive, or not sensitive enough. Too dowdy or too made-up. Too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. Yes, yes it would.

Contrary to the rhetoric of popular “self-help” and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression. We’ve been told for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and minds in ways we don’t even realize. Yet our anger is a vital instrument, our radar for injustice and a catalyst for change. On the flip side, the societal and cultural belittlement of our anger is a cunning way of limiting and controlling our power.

We are so often told to resist our rage or punished for justifiably expressing it, yet how many remarkable achievements in this world would never have gotten off the ground without the kernel of anger that fueled them? Rage Becomes Her makes the case that anger is not what gets in our way, it is our way, sparking a new understanding of one of our core emotions that will give women a liberating sense of why their anger matters and connect them to an entire universe of women no longer interested in making nice at all costs.

Following in the footsteps of classic feminist manifestos like The Feminine Mystique and Our Bodies, Ourselves, Rage Becomes Her is an eye-opening book for the twenty-first century woman: an engaging, accessible credo offering us the tools to re-understand our anger and harness its power to create lasting positive change.

Full Goodreads profile here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38532207-rage-becomes-her?ac=1&from_search=true

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Cost: $15, all food is covered. Buy your own drinks.

How to RSVP:

Click ‘Yes’ and pay via PayPal

We’re unable to accept cash on the day.

Public Transport/Getting There - the bar is a short walk from Elsternwick train station. Or take one of the many trams on Glenhuntly Road.

Happy Reading!

Samantha