Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies

Rebecca Traister - Good & Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Rebecca Traister - Good & Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Photographer: Rebecca Russel

The event served as the 40th Anniversary celebration for the Loyola Women’s Studies and Gender Studies program as well as Women & Children First. Both have been a part of the Chicago feminist community since 1979. Hosted at Wilson Abbey in Uptown, the event had over 150 people in attendance. 

Betsy Jones Hemenway, Director of the Loyola Women’s Studies and Gender Studies program, delivered a short speech on the importance of Women’s Studies in the current socio-political landscape characterized by the continued marginalization of women and gender minorities. Hemenway continued on to introduce Traister and welcome her to the stage. 

Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire. She is the author of All the Single Ladies and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry.