All the best songs to listen to between angry calls to your representatives.
Earlier this week, in the wee hours of the morning, I was pulling onto my street after dropping my toddler off at day care when I heard the familiar screech of electric guitar crashing into ticking time-bomb drums at the start of Hole’s “Violet.” Granted, like so many women, I was exhausted. Did I already say it was early? Did I mention I have a toddler? Anyway, within seconds I was no longer just a Hudson Valley mom screaming “You should learn how to say NO” at the top of her lungs at 7:30 A.M., while wildly drumming the dashboard of her recently serviced Subaru Outback. I was also teen me, eyes closed, arms crossed, feet planted in the middle of a ’90s mosh pit.
It was a blessed respite from the otherwise unrelenting hail storm of alarming news that hits me from all angles, all day long. In other words, it helped. So much so that I was inspired to pull together a list of songs with similarly satisfying displays of female anger unleashed, songs that display the full range of feminine rage, from X-Ray Spex’s defiant, sax-filled 1977 screamathon “Oh Bondage! Up Yours!” to the boiling-over wrath of Beyoncé, holding a baseball bat and wondering “What’s worse, looking jealous or crazy?” Rage on, sisters. —Melissa Giannini
Sue: Continuing on..... There is nothing in the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 that prohibits concealment of the identity or mandates that the identity is revealed. it is meant to keep whistleblowers safe from having their careers ruined "in return for having made legitimate disclosures". This also covers the THREAT of this kind of retaliation.