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Rage R Us

There are no socially acceptable ways to physically express rage and anger. If you’re a woman, you push it all down inside and keep smiling sweetly. If you’re a man, maybe you punch something and break your hand. The main ways we deal with unexpressed anger are by mistreating others or ourselves. How many black out drunks, acts of physical or verbal domestic abuse, cuts, purges, lines of blow, or whatever, are just attempts to numb misplaced rage?

My million dollar idea is to open a place where people can pay to physically rage without hurting themselves, anyone else, or going to jail.

How therapeutic would it be to be able to pay for a private, noise-proof room where you could choose to throw things, or break dishes, or scream, or crush things with a baseball bat or punch something substantial, or cry, or cuss, or kick things? It would be so healthy, insurance should cover it!

(And if you want to see how screwed up society’s view of female rage is, check out the Google images for the search terms “woman angry,” “woman violent” or “woman punches.” Can we not even own our anger as women? Does it always have to be portrayed as weak and victimized, or cute and sexy?)


Links of the Week – November 21, 2014


This Dreamy Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Was Inspired By Starry Night

Things You Need To Know About Child Molesters

hula seventy: this is a picture i did not take – (So amazing…)

11 Really Cool Space Missions

Why Landing On A Comet Is In Our DNA

‘Skyscrapper’ Trended And Nobody Can Spell

Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

Former Georgia Governor Sanders Dies – (I never realized all he did for this state.)

Male TV Anchor Wears Same Suit For A Year; Nobody Notices

Casual Sexism: When A Shirt Is More Than A Shirt – (This is insightful!)

PostSecret: Drugs

PostSecret: Save

One-handed Basketball Player Zach Hodskins Makes Debut For Florida – (From Milton HS)

Heyward Thanks Braves Fans And Teammates Via Twitter

Take Cosby Allegations Seriously

Object 2014-28E – Space Junk Or Russian Satellite Killer? – (WOLVERIIIIIIIINE!)

Personalized Storybook Art – Brave – (Oh, I want ‘Deanna the Brave!!!’)

‘I’ll Be There’ Necklace – ❤ ❤ ❤ *sigh!*

Coca-Cola Santa Paintings Come To Callanwolde – (I gotta go!)

The Forgotten Value Of Commitment

‘After Deadline’ Podcast – (Wherein my nephew the sportswriter talks about Dalton sports and his engagement!)

Distant Horizons – Mosaic Of Worlds Humanity Has Set Upon – (Onward!)

2015 Norway’s Aurora, Culture, And Scenic Wonders Tour – (Who wants to give me $12,000?)

One Easy Way To Know You’re With The Right Person

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird