Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 236 pages
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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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Review: Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Kearl's text is both scholarly and accessible. Stop Street Harassment is an excellent, well-researched, look into an age-old problem that everyone experiences but no one talks about. Most women deal ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

A fantastic book and a must-read for anyone who has experienced street harassment or knows someone who has. It is a great introduction to the topic, giving useful information based on research and ... Read full review

Contents

Strategies for Ending Street Harassment
127
Bibliography
207

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About the author (2010)

Holly Kearl is a program manager at the American Association of University Women, a women's equity nonprofit organization in Washington, DC.

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