The Gist

Reignited (and It Feels So Good)

Rebecca Traister on the women’s anger that just might change the world.

Protesters march, chant, and hold up signs with feminist slogans such as "Time's Up" and "Women's Rights Are Human Rights."
Protesters hold up placards and chant during the Women’s March in London on Jan. 21.

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On The Gist, Brett Kavanaugh’s high school and college buddies had some weird nicknames, and it’s not helping his case.

Rebecca Traister is angry, and she knows other women are too. Events from Trump’s election through the #MeToo movement inspired her new book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.

In the Spiel, Mike read the New York Times’ exposé on how Donald Trump got rich—so you don’t have to.

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