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

by Holly Kearl
 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313384967
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2010
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

Courtney E. Martin
"Whose streets? Out streets! Holly Kearl's new book is the manifesto for a new movement afoot — one dedicated to making sure that women get to walk around in the world without the constant inconvenience and injustice of street harassment. She not only documents the prevalence of gender-based street harassment — an unprecendented effort — but points the way towards liberation."

Bernice Resnick Sandler

"When I started reading, I remembered a few times I had been harassed on the street, but then other incidents came flooding back. I had almost forgotten the acute discomfort ranging from annoyance to fear and I still try to avoid situations where this might happen. . . . If you're a woman, of if you have women in your life as well as young girls, this is a 'must read' book."

Bernice Resnick Sandler, Senior Scholar, Women's Research and Education Institute, Washington, D.C.

Bernice Resnick Sandler
"When I started reading, I remembered a few times I had been harassed on the street, but then other incidents came flooding back. I had almost forgotten the acute discomfort ranging from annoyance to fear and I still try to avoid situations where this might happen. . . . If you're a woman, of if you have women in your life as well as young girls, this is a 'must read' book."

Courtney E. Martin

"Whose streets? Out streets! Holly Kearl's new book is the manifesto for a new movement afoot -- one dedicated to making sure that women get to walk around in the world without the constant inconvenience and injustice of street harassment. She not only documents the prevalence of gender-based street harassment -- an unprecendented effort -- but points the way towards liberation."

Courtney E. Martin, Author of Do it Anyway: The New Generation of Activists and Editor at Feministing.com

Meet the Author

Holly Kearl is an activist, writer, and non-profit professional in the Washington, DC-area.

Holly is author of the Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women (Praeger, 2010) and co-author of a national report on sexual harassment in grades 7-12, Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School (AAUW, 2011).

She founded Stop Street Harassment and International Anti-Street Harassment Week.

Since 2007 she's worked for the gender-equity nonprofit AAUW.

Holly regularly speaks and writes/blogs on these topics. Her work has been cited by the United Nations, NYC Council, BBC News, New York Times, CNN, Associated Press, NPR, Washington Post, Guardian, Ms. magazine, Cosmo magazine, ABC News, Feministing, and Jezebel.

Holly received a master's in public policy and women's studies from George Washington University and BA degrees in history and women's studies from Santa Clara University.

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