“But it was Ripa who sparked a direct conversation about the issue of anger itself. … Like Ann Curry (unceremoniously pushed out as “Today” show co-host in 2012) and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry (who told her staff she would not be used as “a token, mammy or little brown bobble head” for the network’s election coverage after her show was preempted without discussion), Ripa was seen by many as yet another woman being kept out of the loop of her own career by male bosses and colleagues.
“Why, asked thousands of Twitter and Facebook users, can’t a woman be outraged without being labeled a diva? … As clashing reactions to Ripa and far too many studies reveal, women are still often penalized for getting angry, even when anger is the appropriate reaction to the situation.”
“Men shout in righteous rage, but women who raise their voices are still often seen as losing control or, heaven forbid, “shrill.””