Why ‘Rage’ Is the Word of the Year

The word—and the feeling—became ubiquitous in 2018

Morgan Jerkins
Words That Matter
Published in
4 min readDec 10, 2018

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Illustration by Omer Agustoslu

IfIf you were to ask me what were the five biggest stories of this year, I would look at you with glazed-over eyes, paralyzed with stupor. I don’t remember. My amnesia is not because I made a conscious decision to look away from the news. It was impossible to do. For one, my work would not allow it. I’m on the Internet…

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Morgan Jerkins
Words That Matter

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.