Megan, Thank you so much for your piece here. I think the defense of anger is so long overdue. I’m 64 and all my life I have been told to dial down my anger. I was told this from the time I was three years old and possibly earlier. I was an abandoned newborn foundling who was fostered a week later and legally adopted by my foster parents. My birth abandonment was my first major trauma in life and many others followed. I had good reason to be angry but it took me many years to remember and to recognize why. I didn’t grow up knowing I was abandoned at birth by my birth mother or that I was a foundling. I knew I was adopted but that was all. I had a white hot anger and an acute sense of injustice from the time I can remember and no one in my adoptive family understood why. Those were not the days of any awareness about birth or childhood traumas. I intuitively knew I had experienced a huge trauma and injustice from my birth mother abandoning me. This actually sharpened my awareness of every following trauma and injustice so I felt anger very often. Throughout my life I was punished for noticing and expressing my anger, all the way through adulthood and even now into my sixties. If it weren’t for learning about second wave feminist writings in 1980 and onward I think I would’ve always been concerned about and ashamed of my anger. Instead, the feminist writers gave me a language to explore my anger and to learn that it was always connected with some injustice done to me or others. These feminist authors taught me that I can define myself, my emotions, and my experiences as a woman, apart from the male gaze or male interpretation. These feminists were incredibly lifesaving! So thank you for continuing this conversation concerning anger and reminding readers that it is a natural human emotion and it is not secondary. It arises in relation to wrongdoing committed by other human beings.