We Have a Right To Be Mad

1/25/2018, 9:00:00 AM , duration(0:0:2)
Society & Culture Technology Arts
<p>This week, we examine the outrage that is expressing itself in all corners of the culture. In the&nbsp;process, we found unexpected connections between events and ideas that might seem unrelated: Ed Sheeran being left out of all the major Grammy categories as a (possible) way to avoid controversy, the heated debate over an account of a bad date with Aziz Ansari, the testimony&nbsp;at the sentencing of Dr. Larry Nassar from hundreds of gymnasts who had been sexually abused, and year two of the women's march. We're thinking about why women's anger is feared, and what it means to dole out punishment against men. Whose anger counts, what kind of anger is healthy, and is there solidarity to be found in anger? Our conversation took us to places we didn't know we'd go--including becoming enraged ourselves.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Discussed This Week:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/obituaries/dolores-oriordan-dead.html" target="_blank">“Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies at 46”</a> (Christine Hauser, The New York Times)</p><p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/movies/oscar-nominations.html" target="_blank">“2018 Oscar Nominations”</a> (Brooks Barnes, The New York Times)</p><p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/28/arts/music/grammy-nominations-2018.html" target="_blank">“2018 Grammy Nominations”</a> (The New York Times)</p><p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Philip-K-Dicks-Electric-Dreams/dp/B075NTXMN9" target="_blank">“Electric Dreams”</a> (Amazon)</p><p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/20/arts/music/ed-sheeran-shape-of-you.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Fjon-pareles&amp;action=click&amp;contentCollection=undefined&amp;region=stream&amp;module=stream_unit&amp;version=latest&amp;contentPlacement=17&amp;pgtype=collection" target="_blank">“How Ed Sheeran Made ‘Shape of You’ The Years Biggest Track”</a> (John Pereles, The New York Times)</p><p><a href="https://www.grammy.com/grammys/awards/voting-process" target="_blank">“The Grammy Awards Voting Process”</a> (Recording Academy) </p><p><a href="https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355" target="_blank">“I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life.”</a> (Katie Way, Babe.net)</p><p><a href="http://book.azizansari.com/" target="_blank">“Modern Romance”</a> (Aziz Ansari, 2015)</p><p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/magazine/i-used-to-insist-i-didnt-get-angry-not-anymore.html?rref=collection%2Fissuecollection%2F12118-issue&amp;action=click&amp;contentCollection=magazine&amp;region=rank&amp;module=package&amp;version=highlights&amp;contentPlacement=2&amp;pgtype=collection" target="_blank">“I Used to Insist I Didn’t Get Angry. Not Anymore.”</a> (Leslie Jamison, The New York Times Magazine)</p><p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/01/16/open-letter-to-aziz-ansari-sexual-assault-accuser-banfield.hln" target="_blank">“Banfield slams Ansari accuser in open letter”</a> (CNN)</p><p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/sports/larry-nassar-women.html" target="_blank">“One After Another, Athletes Face Larry Nassar and Recount Sexual Abuse”</a> (Scott Cacciola and Christine Hauser, The New York Times)</p>