If you can’t get even, get angry

Agnes Frimston on two post #MeToo books on the injustices women face

The World Today
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Agnes Frimston

Deputy Editor, The World Today

Eve Was Shamed: How British Justice is Failing Women
Helena Kennedy
Chatto and Windus £20

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger
Soraya Chemaly
Simon & Schuster £16.99

This has been quite a year for women’s anger. The #MeToo movement has continued to grow, expanding to fit revelations from women across the world, and consuming the careers of those men accused of misconduct. The Kavanaugh hearing fed the flames as the media watched Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh give evidence before the latter was appointed to the US Supreme Court. Questions were posed about the fairness of a trial by media, and President Donald Trump claimed it was ‘a very scary time for young men in America’ who might be accused of sexual misconduct.

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