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Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets

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When we consider the concept of sexual abuse and harassment, our minds tend to jump either towards adults caught in unhealthy relationships or criminals who take advantage of children. But the millions of maturing teenagers who also deal with sexual harassment can fall between the cracks.

and#160;

When it comes to sexual relationships, adolescents pose a particular problem. Few teenagers possess all of the emotional and intellectual tools needed to navigate these threats, including the all too real advances made by supervisors, teachers, and mentors. In Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers, Jennifer Drobac explores the shockingly common problem of maturing adolescents who are harassed and exploited by adults in their lives. Reviewing the neuroscience and psychosocial evidence of adolescent development, she explains why teens are so vulnerable to adult harassers. Even today, in an age of increasing public awareness, criminal and civil law regarding the sexual abuse of minors remains tragically inept and irregular from state to state. Drobac uses six recent cases of teens suffering sexual harassment to illuminate the flaws and contradictions of this system, skillfully showing how our current laws fail to protect youths, and offering an array of imaginative legal reforms that could achieve increased justice for adolescent victims of sexual coercion.and#160;

Synopsis:

How to cope with sexual harassment in public schools and on the streets today.

Synopsis:

At every stage of education, sexual harassment is common, and often considered a rite of passage for young people.and#160;It's not unusual for a girl to hear "Hey, Shorty!" on a daily basis as she walks down the hall or comes into the school yard, followed by a sexual innuendo, insult, come-on, or assault. But when teenagers are asked whether they experience this in their own lives, most of them say it's not happening.

Girls for Gender Equity, a nonprofit organization based in New York City, has developed a model for teens to teach one another about sexual harassment. How do you define it? How does it affect your self-esteem? What do you do in response? Why is it so normalized in schools, and how can we as a society begin to address these causes? Geared toward students, parents, teachers, policy makers, and activists, this book is an excellent model for building awareness and creating change in any community.

Founded by Joanne Smith, Girls for Gender Equity is a nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of urban girls.

About the Author

Girls for Gender Equity: Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an intergenerational, grassroots organization committed to the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women. Through education, organizing and physical fitness, GGE encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives. Despite minimal resources, GGE fights for urban girls, makes extraordinary contributions to the community and to the educational, economic and cultural life of New York City.

Joanne Smith: Joanne Smith, founder and executive director of Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), is a Haitian American social worker and unapologetic feminist born in New York City. Smith is an alumna of Hunter Graduate School of social work. She has been awarded many times over, including: the Union Square Award (2006); the Susan B. Anthony Award from NOW-NY (2008); a Rising Star Award from the Educational Equity Center (2008); the Extraordinary Woman Award presented by Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes (2009); and the Stonewall Women's Award from the Stonewall Democratic Club in recognition of her leadership and dedication to womenand#8217;s and LGBTQ rights (2010). She has also been inducted in the New York City Hall of Fame.

Meghan Huppuch: Meghan Huppuch comes from a family of bold feminists and adventurers. She is a strong believer in young people's power to create change and has focused her energy on work that directly affects youth. Currently the director of community organizing at Girls for Gender Equity, in the past she has worked as a teaching assistant in a summer reading academy, artist's assistant for a community mural designed and painted by teens, a fundraiser for a local chapter of the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and a programmer/representative for the Center for Multicultural Education and Programming at NYU, where she majored in social and cultural analysis. Originally from Ossining, NY, Huppuch resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Mandy Van Deven: Mandy Van Deven is a freelance writer, radical activist, and founder of the Feminist Review blog. Focusing on gender, sexuality, popular culture, and religion, her work has appeared in various online and print media, including AlterNet, Bitch, ColorLines, Marie Claire, and The Womenand#8217;s International Perspective. Van Deven worked for over ten years as a grassroots organizer in New York and Atlanta. She currently lives in Calcutta, India.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.andemsp;Introductions: Saraandrsquo;s Case, Sexual Exploitation, and Legal Terms

Chapter 2.andemsp;Adolescent Worldliness: Sexual Harassment Targeting Teenagers

Chapter 3.andemsp;Adolescent Development: Wisdom Regarding Teen Capacity

Chapter 4.andemsp;Legal Treatment of Worldly Adolescents and Criminal Law Treatment of Unwise Adults

Chapter 5.andemsp;The Development of Civil Lawandrsquo;s Response to Worldly Women and Precocious Teenagers: Historical Wisdom or Oppressive Judgment?

Chapter 6.andemsp;Modern Worldly Wisdom? The Theoretical Foundations of Antidiscrimination and Sexual Exploitation Law

Chapter 7.andemsp;Wising Up in the Workplace: Modern Antidiscrimination Law and Its Application

Chapter 8.andemsp;The Evolution of Conflicting Law in California and Perhaps Beyond

Chapter 9.andemsp;Students Who andldquo;Lovandrsquo;d Not Wisely but Too Wellandrdquo; and the Biases That Influence Adults in Judgment

Chapter 10.and#160; Becoming Wiser: Public Policy, Developing Capacity, the Law, and Legal Assent

Acknowledgments

Appendix 1: Common Forms of Sexual Harassment

Appendix 2: Summary of State Juvenile Sex Crime Statutes

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558616691
Author:
Smith, Joanne
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Author:
Van Deven, Mandy
Author:
Mandy Van Deven
Author:
Girls for Gender Equity
Author:
Huppuch, Meghan
Author:
Drobac, Jennifer Ann
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Health & Sexuality
Subject:
Education-Classroom Resources
Subject:
Criminal Law
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 tables
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 12

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At every stage of education, sexual harassment is common, and often considered a rite of passage for young people.and#160;It's not unusual for a girl to hear "Hey, Shorty!" on a daily basis as she walks down the hall or comes into the school yard, followed by a sexual innuendo, insult, come-on, or assault. But when teenagers are asked whether they experience this in their own lives, most of them say it's not happening.

Girls for Gender Equity, a nonprofit organization based in New York City, has developed a model for teens to teach one another about sexual harassment. How do you define it? How does it affect your self-esteem? What do you do in response? Why is it so normalized in schools, and how can we as a society begin to address these causes? Geared toward students, parents, teachers, policy makers, and activists, this book is an excellent model for building awareness and creating change in any community.

Founded by Joanne Smith, Girls for Gender Equity is a nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of urban girls.

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