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Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women

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Street harassment is generally dismissed as harmless, but in reality, it causes women to feel unsafe in public, at least sometimes. To achieve true gender equality, it must come to an end. Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women draws on academic studies, informal surveys, news articles, and interviews with activists to explore the practice's definition and prevalence, the societal contexts in which it occurs, and the role of factors such as race and sexual orientation. Perhaps more crucially, the book makes clear how women experience street harassment—how they feel about and respond to it—and the ways it negatively impacts lives.

But understanding is only a beginning. In the second half of the book, readers will find concrete strategies for dealing with street harassers and ways to become involved in working to end this all-too-common violation. Educators, counselors, parents, and other concerned individuals will discover resources for teaching about harassment and modeling behavior that will help prevent harassment incidents.

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Kearl (American Association of University Women), who created a website to educate the public about street harassment, draws on academic studies, online surveys, news articles, and interviews with activists to explore the definition and prevalence of street harassment; its societal context of gender inequality, rape culture, and blaming women and trivializing harassment; and the role of factors such as race, sexual orientation and gender expression, socioeconomic status, and disability. She also addresses women's views and experiences, the global problem, and strategies for dealing with it. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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• Compelling anecdotes pulled from hundreds of women's stories that detail what harassment they have experienced, how it makes them feel, and how it impacts their lives

• Groundbreaking information from surveys conducted around the world detailing the number of women who experience street harassment, how often, and in what forms

• Suggestions for numerous, concrete actions women and men can take to stop street harassment and information on over 20 anti-street-harassment initiatives now underway

• Interviews with community activists to inspire readers to take action

• A companion website, www.stopstreetharassment.com, features the results of two surveys conducted by the author and a presentation of myths vs. facts about street harassment

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Using groundbreaking studies, news stories, and interviews, this book underscores that there will never be gender equity until men stop harassing women in public spaces—and it details strategies for achieving this goal.

Synopsis:

• Allows women to tell their own stories about the harmful effects of street harassment, including the myriad and complex ways it impedes gender equity

• Empowers women by helping them understand they are not at fault and equips them with ways to cope and challenge the behavior

• Helps men understand why such behavior is offensive, frightening, and potentially criminal

• Provides concrete tactics, illustrated by real success stories, for how women can deal with harassers and how anyone who sees harassment occurring can intervene

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beckieweinheimer, August 24, 2010 (view all comments by beckieweinheimer)
Kearl's scholarly book is written with articulate ease. She has the gift of writing about weighty subjects in a straightforward and engaging manner, that will hook the professional, the student, and the young teenager who is either the potential victim of or potential perpetrator of street harassment. My 21 year old nephew picked up the book to read and within a minute was totally engaged, oblivious to the chaos around him in my house full of guests, he just read and read.

Kearl gives a voice to those of us who have come to accept cat calls, groping and unwanted male advances as just a part of life we have to put up with. This book will empower victims of street harassment by giving them practical, safe suggestions and solutions. It will also help those of us who have been frightened on the streets, the subway, in parks, or at the mall, feel less alone. Kearl has given a voice for all of us, with the countless stories she has gathered from women around the world. As a young adult fiction author who works with teenagers across the country, I can highly recommend this book for any teenager in your life, as well as women and men of every age. a great empowering read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780313384967
Author:
Kearl, Holly
Publisher:
Praeger Publishers
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Sociology
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
9.30x6.20x1.00 in. 1.25 lbs.
Age Level:
Children's All Ages - Sociology

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Product details 236 pages Praeger Publishers - English 9780313384967 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , • Compelling anecdotes pulled from hundreds of women's stories that detail what harassment they have experienced, how it makes them feel, and how it impacts their lives

• Groundbreaking information from surveys conducted around the world detailing the number of women who experience street harassment, how often, and in what forms

• Suggestions for numerous, concrete actions women and men can take to stop street harassment and information on over 20 anti-street-harassment initiatives now underway

• Interviews with community activists to inspire readers to take action

• A companion website, www.stopstreetharassment.com, features the results of two surveys conducted by the author and a presentation of myths vs. facts about street harassment

"Synopsis" by , Using groundbreaking studies, news stories, and interviews, this book underscores that there will never be gender equity until men stop harassing women in public spaces—and it details strategies for achieving this goal.
"Synopsis" by , • Allows women to tell their own stories about the harmful effects of street harassment, including the myriad and complex ways it impedes gender equity

• Empowers women by helping them understand they are not at fault and equips them with ways to cope and challenge the behavior

• Helps men understand why such behavior is offensive, frightening, and potentially criminal

• Provides concrete tactics, illustrated by real success stories, for how women can deal with harassers and how anyone who sees harassment occurring can intervene

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