Outraged / Ashley "Dotty" Charles.Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Circus, 2020Description: 139 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781635575002.Subject(s): Anger -- Social aspects | Public opinion | Civilization, Modern -- 21st centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: OutragedDDC classification: 303.3
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""Funny, nuanced and wonderful" -Jon Ronson, bestselling author of YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED and THE PSYCHOPATH TEST A candid exploration of the state of outrage in our culture, how it debases our civil discourse, and how we can channel it back into the fights that matter, from radio host and activist Ashley "Dotty" Charles. We're living in a post-modern utopia of sorts, where thanks to our resolute predecessors, we've checked a bunch of items off our outrage shopping list. Slavery? Abolished. Apartheid? Not anymore buddy. Women's suffrage? Nailed it. But what do you do when you keep winning your battles? Well, you pick new ones, of course. Ours is a society where many get by on provocation, the tactless but effective tool of peddling outrage--and we all too quickly take the bait. If outrage has become abundant, activism has definitely become subdued. Are we so exhausted from our hashtags that we simply don't have the energy to be outraged in the real world? Or are we simply pretending to be bothered? There is still much to be outraged by in our final frontier--the gender pay gap, racial bias, gun control--but in order to enact change, we must learn to channel our responses. Passionate, funny and unrelentingly wise, this is the essential guide to living through the age of outrage"-- Provided by publisher.