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rage becomes her 

Soraya Chemaly 

Women are taught from birth to repress their rage. But what would happen if we learnt to embrace our anger, and unleash it upon the world?

Hosted by Fauziah Ibrihim. 

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“Soraya Chemaly's Rage Becomes Her will be good for women. After all, women have a lot to be angry about.”

Gloria Steinem

rage: a tool for positive change

We are underpaid, overworked, dismissed and violated. Many women hold rage, resentment, and fury within. Yet while male anger is accepted, female rage is often suppressed or condemned.

In her incendiary book Rage Becomes Her, journalist Soraya Chemaly writes that anger is gendered from a young age: in girls, it is often described as sadness and dismissed. But anger doesn't have to be a passive or negative emotion; properly utilised, it can be active; it can open the door to change. Anger can be responsible for powerful activism .

Join Soraya as she calls for women to ungender our emotion and unleash this tremendous positive force on the world.


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Soraya Chemaly

Soraya Chemaly is a writer and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion and media. She is the Director of the Women's Media Center Speech Project and works to curb online abuse, and expand women's freedom of expression.  

In 2014, she was named one of Elle Magazine's 25 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter. She writes and speaks regularly about gender, media, tech, education, women's rights, sexual violence and free speech.

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Fauziah Ibrahim

Fauziah Ibrahim is a radio and television journalist with over twenty years’ experience working with international media including Al Jazeera, CNBC and the BBC. She has presented prime time global news and current affairs programs, and produced various long-form documentaries. She currently presents prime time news on ABC News Channel and regularly hosts various events & festivals. 

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A prolific voice on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion and media, American writer Soraya Chemaly’s body of work has always had a strong feminist focus.

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