Hysterical: Women and Rage

Women aren’t supposed to be angry. In professional and societal settings, female anger is often described as “bitchy” or “hostile.” According to research done by Ann Kring at the University of California, Berkeley, women experience more shame and embarrassment after an “anger episode” though men and women self-report comparable degrees of feeling angry. Angry women also make people uneasy and can have grave consequences in a professional setting. In this series, The Takeaway explores why women aren’t allowed to be angry and how we may be able to change those attitudes.