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.

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

Overview

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.

• 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

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

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