Outraged

Charles, Ashley Dotty

£9.99

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 pedalling 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.

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‘The powerful new voice of her generation’The Times‘Funny, nuanced and wonderful’ Jon Ronson‘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, and how we can channel it back into the fights that matter, from presenter and DJ Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles. In this wise and very funny journey into the outrage industry, Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles explores how by shouting about everything, we have lost sight of the fights that actually matter – and created a world where our outrage feels with consequence.Here’s how we can get it back on track.——-‘Funny, educational, enlightening . . . Way ahead of its time’ Chris Evans‘A smart and timely manifesto for surviving the age of rage’ i‘Everyone with a social media account should read this book’ Bella Mackie‘A swipe at the empty rhetoric of activism’ Observer

Additional information

Weight 152 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 18 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

176

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

303.484 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K