This comedic short attempts to explain where “women’s anger” really goes when it’s constantly repressed. The hilarious (and all too true) video, written by Laura Hankin and produced by the feminist sketch comedy group Hurdy Blurdy, has quite a lot to say on the subject.
According to the video “Introducing Female Anger,” this emotion is kept in a dark, dingy basement where “all the doors are triple locked and the window is barred.” Anger is not allowed outside because it might “scare people.”
There is a long tradition of women expressing their anger indirectly, bottling up unpleasant emotions. But all this frustration suppression can have serious effects on health and well being.
In fact, repressing anger over time can lead to depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even… early death.
It’s time to express these emotions — for your health!