Are you dealing with an angry (Black) woman? Help is here!
It’s happened. You’re in conversation with a woman, and she’s angry. Maybe she’s Black. She’s a feminist. Maybe she’s anti-racist. She’s being fucking infuriating! OMG!!!
So, this can be a really frustrating situation, which is why I’ve put together this short guide, in the form of a reading list, for how to handle her.
Audre Lorde on whether that angry Black woman thing helps
Kiese Laymon on the importance of being forgiving
Jay Smooth on being a successful woman
Do or Die on what to do when someone is being sensitive
Robin DiAngelo on what to do when someone is attacking you and your freedoms
Dunja Kay on dating feminists
Jaclyn Friedman on being a difficult feminist
Cosmopolitan on feminist demands
Dummies guide* to tactics if you’re starting to run out of other ideas
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (me!) on making sure the tone of conversation is a good one
Hopefully this will give you everything you need to handle that difficult woman! Good luck! ❤
*Seriously though, we need this to be rewritten sans the ableist language.