What were you raised (socialized) to believe about women’s expression of anger versus men’s expression of anger? Have your beliefs changed since then, and if so, in what ways? How, according to the podcast, does the suppression of women’s expression of anger and the support for men’s expression of anger contribute to the power imbalance between men and women in U.S. and other patriarchal societies? Listen to the examples from the podcast. Do you think women’s expression of rage and anger will result in changes in politics, sports, and culture? Why, or why not? Finally, what is your opinion of the difference between how black women’s anger and white women’s anger are received? Is there a double standard here, too?
There are two sides from which I would like to answer the first question. There is no doubt that in most of the Middle Easter societies, women are not the angry part of the society because the society is fixed to believe that only men can be angry. But the situation at my house was different. My mother was the angry person and the father usually kept calm. So, my personality is a mix of both. My belief has not changed since then because I think I have a balanced approach towards anger, be it from any sex.
Women anger could and rage and its positive expression could well result in sports, politics and culture, I do agree to this point in the podcast. Women need to come forward and gain the role that they rightly deserve. It will definitely be received negatively in the beginning but things will improve with time.
In my opinion, a double standard does exist when it comes to receiving anger by a white women and that by a black women. The anger of white women is received less negatively than that of a black women. I think that this is because of the racial inequality that might still exist in the American society that has made a bad impression of black women.