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Outraged: Why Everyone Is Shouting but No One Is Talking | Ashley 'Dotty' Charles
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Funny, nuanced and wonderful -Jon Ronson, bestselling author of SO YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED and THE PSYCHOPATH TEST Outraged is as hilarious as it is smart, and as insightful as it is provocative. A book that had me hollering, nodding and questioning at the same time. -Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie 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 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.
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natashalb
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A take on the need to channel our outrage productively instead of jumping onto every social media hashtag bandwagon and proclaiming we've done our moral bit for the day.

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Eva_B
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What a great book! As Dotty says ‘We don‘t need to care less. We need to care better‘. The point the author is making is that we all seem to be wasting an awful lot of time getting outraged on social media about trivial things because of the speed and volume of ‘ outrages‘ that flick across our screens. And sadly outrage fatigue is contributing to us missing bigger causes that require more in depth thought. Great thought provoking read!

MidnightBookGirl I love that quote about caring better, not less!
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Eva_B @MidnightBookGirl Yes, I love it too. She says plenty of other great things in this book. Well worth reading 😊 1y
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