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It was actually the pod cast episode But *that s another story in which author and Professor Brittney Cooper spoke about religion coming of age and *s another story in which author and Professor Brittney Cooper spoke about religion coming of age and love of the Babysitters Club that initially brought me here In that episode which I highly recommend Cooper discussed growing up in a community where church was paramount and asking uestions was at best weakly tolerated and at worst blatantly discouraged It took me back to my very different cultural upbringing but a similar experience in my own catechism classes as a child asking uestions about what a term or passage meant and being either underwhelmed with the answer or worse ashamed at even having asked Like Cooper it took a long time to come to my own terms with what religion and spirituality meant to me I had never heard this type of ambivalence and candidness in a discussion about religion before and that podcast episode particularly resonated with me and eventually led me here to this bookNow on to the book Elouent Rage was phenomenal Cooper somehow weaves the personal the political and everything in between into a very readable and striking format She uses rage as a tool to methodically and effectively call out injustice and fight for She uses rage as a tool to methodically and effectively call out injustice and fight for She holds no punches when pinpointing the social political economic and institutional forces that bolster racism and sexism I learned a lot here even as someone who mistakenly thought that they had been primed on feminism by taking women s studies classes in college and digging into the reuired and suggested readings mentioned in the syllabus However though I had learned much about Gloria Steinem Betty Friedan and Susan B Anthony I hadn t heard of Ida B Wells or Audre Lorde before this book despite their very prolific bibliographies and very clear contributions to the feminist movement She uses this AND MANY OTHER POINTS TO ILLUSTRATE many other points to illustrate the contributions of Black women have been overlooked To be honest I also hadn t heard the term respectability politics though I was well aware of its contents one of my parents being an immigrant from Asia Cooper calls out respectability politics throughout the book showing how it is used to rationalize injustice and only reinforce the existing patriarchy This isn t a dry textbook and Cooper uses statistics sparingly but the ones she uses are an effective and shocking indictment of the syste. An Emma Watson Our Shared Shelf Selection for NovemberDecember 2018 • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 MENTIONED BY The New York Public Library • Mashable• The Atlantic• Bustle • The Root •Politico Magazine What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This Summer • NPR •Fast Company 10 Best Books for Battling Your Sexist Workplace • The Guardian Top 10 Books About Angry Women Rebecca Solnit The New Republic Funny wrenching pithy and pointedRoxane GayI encourage you to check out Elouent Rage out nowJoy Reid Cosmopolitan A dissertation on black women’s pain and possibilityAmerica Ferrera Razor sharp and hilarious There is so much about her analysis that I relate to and grapple with on a daily basis as a Latina feministDamon Young Like watching the world’s best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and Beyoncé instead of Ecclesiastes Melissa Harris Perry “I was waiting for an author who wouldn’t forget ignore or erase us black girlsI was waiting and she has come in Brittney Cooper”Michael Eric Dyson “Cooper may be the boldest young feminist writing todayand she will make you laugh out loud”So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell They have the right to be In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fightingFar too often Black women’s anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy But Cooper shows us that there isto the story than that Black women’s elouent rage is what makes Serena Williams such a powerful tennis player It’s what makes Beyoncé’s girl power anthems resonate so hard It’s what makes Michelle Obama an icon Elouent rage keeps us all honest and accountable It reminds women that they don’t have to settle for less When Cooper learned of her grandmother's elouent rage about love sex and marriage in an epic and hilarious front porch confrontation her life was changed And it took another intervention this time staged by one of her homegirls to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today In Brittney Cooper’s world neither mean girls nor fuckboys ever win But homegirls emerge as heroes This book argues that ultimately feminism friendship and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up againA BESTMOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Glamour•Chicago Reader• Bustle• AutostraddleA. ,


Ms that be illustrating the wide discrepancies of wealth based on race and sexOne passage that particularly stood out to me was the use of the term resilience and her very real explanation that term The logic of relying on people s resilience goes something like Let s see ust how much we can take from you before you break That is evil The use of this term as an excuse for idly allowing suffering and discrimination is despicable It also got me thinking about how the term model minority plays into this logic it s a counterpart to the very faulty idea that personal traits can overcome structural problems The idea of the underdog who breaks through boundaries and beats the odds to become something exceptional is a romanticized idea forged in the old Western fables that accompanied the Gold Rush and the rags to riches novels that dominated the Gilded Age but it is a fundamentally flawed and unfair expectation By definition exceptionalism is well exceptional And as Cooper notes celebrating hard earned success is distinct and separate from ignoring the barriers that stood in their way of getting thereThis book left me as another reviewer put it speechless It is brilliant subversive and honest and definitely the best non science book I have read all year The level of analysis of the structures that weigh down black women as a demographic is so high I found myself awed at how rock solid her case is for why we all should own our rage She does not mince words or try to make the data research and her anecdotal evidence comfort black men and white people who believe themselves to be good She weaves feminist theology in with honest assessments for the realities of overachieving black girls who can not be fully convinced that their silence and submission will save them This book has me speechless hours after finishing it This is an excellent book Powerful important and elouent I listened to the audio version and it s read perfectly by the author For me hearing the author s own voice added a great deal to my experience of the book Yes to empowerment Dear white women Can we talk Elouent Rage is an important read As a woman some of it will resonate with you As a white person some of it will make you feel uncomfortable Lean into the discomfort *Consider This Perspective And I *this perspective and I you will learn from it as I did This book is brutally. N Emma Watson Our Shared Shelf Selection for NovemberDecember 2018 • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 MENTIONED BY The New York Public Library • Mashable• The Atlantic• Bustle • The Root •Politico Magazine What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This Summer • NPR •Fast Company 10 Best Books for Battling Your Sexist Workplace • The Guardian Top 10 Books About Angry Women Rebecca Solnit The New Republic Funny wrenching pithy and pointedRoxane Gay I encourage you to check out Elouent Rage out nowJoy Reid Cosmopolitan A dissertation on black women’s pain and possibilityAmerica Ferrera Razor sharp and hilarious There is so much about her analysis that I RELATE TO AND GRAPPLE WITH ON A DAILY relate to and grapple with on a daily as a Latina feministDamon Young Like watching the world’s best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and Beyoncé instead of Ecclesiastes Melissa Harris Perry “I was waiting for an author who wouldn’t forget ignore or erase us black girlsI was waiting and she has come in Brittney Cooper”Michael Eric Dyson “Cooper may be the boldest young feminist writing todayand she will make you laugh out loud”So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell They have the right to be In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fightingFar too often Black women’s anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy But Cooper shows us that there is to the story than that Black women’s elouent rage is what makes Serena Williams such a powerful tennis player It’s what makes Beyoncé’s girl power anthems resonate so hard It’s what makes Michelle Obama an icon Elouent rage keeps us all honest and accountable It reminds women that they don’t have to settle for less When Cooper learned of her grandmother's elouent rage about love sex and marriage in an epic and hilarious front porch confrontation her life was changed And it took another intervention this time staged by one of her homegirls to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today In Brittney Cooper’s world neither mean girls nor fuckboys ever win But homegirls emerge as heroes This book argues that ultimately feminism friendship and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up againA BESTMOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Glamour•Chicago Reader• Bustle• Autostraddle. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her SuperpowerHonest written with humor and grace without straying from its intellectual underpinnings This is a must have for Black women who understands what it feels like not to be heard and have your rage misidentified I literally feel like I am reading the pages of my own ourney and it reassuring to know that I m we re not alone Cooper loves us so deeply "And Passionately And In A World That Hardly Ever Looks " passionately and in a world that hardly ever looks affirms us I am grateful that this work was created What a gift I ust cannot put this book down It is breathing life into so many thoughts and experiences that have defined my life my relationships and my research I bought an additional copy for my mentor and I am planning to buy for my girlfriends This book is so open and honest presenting the multiple ways race gender and class converge in the oppression of Black women and how we subseuently navigate the world Truly a great and validating read Elouence this woman has I learned a lot especially about systemic issues As a Canadian some of this is not uite as problematic unless you apply the same lens or systems knowledge looking to our own indigenous population but damnThe only thing that could make this book better is help with channels to take our rage elouence to to make it effective As a white woman pastor and author I needed every ounce of courage within me to read this paradigm shifting book Unlearning my perceptions and beliefs wrongly believing I am an amazing feminist is now my daily work Brittney Cooper s Elouent Rage benefits anyone wrongly believing I am an amazing feminist is now my daily work Brittney Cooper s Elouent Rage benefits anyone claims to love euality euity and From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read justice for all Her book will be my feminist Bible The final chapter gave me permission to acknowledge my ignorance and go forth with purpose andoy I m a black women born *in America and it was hard for me to relate to her It was a *America and it was hard for me to relate to her It was a read because I could not relate to her For most of my life I wondered what it would be like to walk in the shoes of a black person What it must feel like for large groups of people to assume things about me based on the color of my skin Some would most likely be positive such as being a great lover and having the ability to hit the dance floor with such style and rhythm However I largely believe that mostly negative assumptions would come my way from most Whites such as being lesser than Whites eg intellec I am very happy with a book Delivery was swift. An Emma Watson Our Shared Shelf Selection for NovemberDecember 2018 • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 MENTIONED BY The New York Public Library • Mashable• The Atlantic• Bustle • The Root •Politico Magazine What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This Summer • NPR •Fast Company 10 Best Books for Battling Your Sexist Workplace • The Guardian Top 10 Books About Angry Women Rebecca Solnit The New Republic Funny wrenching pithy and pointedRoxane Gay I encourage you to check out Elouent Rage out nowJoy Reid Cosmopolitan A dissertation on black women’s pain and possibilityAmerica Ferrera Razor sharp and hilarious There is so much about her analysis that I relate to and grapple with on a daily basis as a Latina feministDamon Young Like watching the world’s best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and Beyoncé instead of Ecclesiastes Melissa Harris Perry “I was waiting for an author who wouldn’t forget ignore or erase us black girlsI was waiting and she has come in Brittney Cooper”Michael Eric Dyson “Cooper may be the boldest young feminist writing todayand she will make you laugh out loud”So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell They have the right to be In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fightingFar too often Black women’s anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy But Cooper shows us that there is to the story than that Black women’s elouent rage is what makes Serena Williams such a powerful tennis player It’s what makes Beyoncé’s girl power anthems resonate so hard It’s what makes Michelle Obama an icon Elouent rage keeps us all honest and accountable It reminds women that they don’t have to settle for less When Cooper learned of her grandmother's elouent rage about love sex and marriage in an epic and hilarious front porch confrontation her life was changed And it took another intervention this time staged by one of her homegirls to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today In Brittney Cooper’s world neither mean girls nor fuckboys ever win But homegirls emerge as heroes This book argues that ultimately feminism friendship and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up againA BESTMOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Glamour•Chicago Reader• Bustle• Autostraddl.