Stands With a Fist: A Post on Anger
I find it interesting that for so many years I have thought about and spouted the injustice of American culture, which inhibits a woman’s – but not a man’s – right to be angry. I do not like it that it is perfectly acceptable for men to be/get angry, but if a woman gets really angry she gets called a foul name.
I also do not like it that it’s un-cosher for men to cry/have softer emotions, but perfectly acceptable – even expected – that women do.
Why is it that even though I recognize this, I still do not get angry??? Even in situations where it would be perfectly appropriate and just for me to be angry…
Why is it that I can just take things in so calmly? Yes, this can be a useful trait in lots of situations and on the whole, I’m glad I don’t really have a list of things I’ve done in anger that I now regret.
But still… I would like to get better at letting myself be and express anger. Even if I do it calmly. haha 🙂
Just, righteous anger. This is okay for me to feel and share.