As the U.S.—and much of the world—has been gripped by the sexual assault accusations against potential Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the response from women has been explosive. Rebecca Traister’s Good and Bad is an excellent guide to unpacking and illuminating historical context for this outpouring of anger; it’s the handbook for understanding the #MeToo movement, too. Through exhaustive and compelling research, Traister examines women’s anger as a powerful political tool, one that’s long been ignored as a potent catalyst for social change. Furthermore, it examines what patriarchy means and reveals the extent to which certain groups of men have sought to curb and marginalize women’s voices. To all the men out there who want to be allies should read this book and get up to speed.