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Believing : : our Thirty-Year Journey to end Gender Violence

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Introduction: boiling the ocean -- Our state of denial -- Frozen -- A "recurrent feature of our social experience" -- The myth of the woke generation -- Institutional neglect -- The millennial workplace -- A woman's worth: representation, violence, and equality -- Victim shaming -- Politics: rage, compromises, and backlash -- Accountability.
"From the woman who gave the landmark testimony against Clarence Thomas as a sexual menace, a new manifesto about the origins and course of gender violence in our society; a combination of memoir, personal accounts, law, and social analysis, and a powerful call to arms from one of our most prominent and poised survivors. In 1991, Anita Hill began something that's still unfinished work. The issues of gender violence, touching on sex, race, age, and power, are as urgent today as they were when she first testified. Believing is a story of America's three decades long reckoning with gender violence, one that offers insights into its roots, and paths to creating dialogue and substantive change. It is a call to action that offers guidance based on what this brave, committed fighter has learned from a lifetime of advocacy and her search for solutions to a problem that is still tearing America apart. We once thought gender-based violence--from casual harassment to rape and murder--was an individual problem that affected a few; we now know it's cultural and endemic, and happens to our acquaintances, colleagues, friends and family members, and it can be physical, emotional and verbal. Women of color experience sexual harassment at higher rates than White women. Street harassment is ubiquitous and can escalate to violence. Transgender and nonbinary people are particularly vulnerable. Anita Hill draws on her years as a teacher, legal scholar, and advocate, and on the experiences of the thousands of individuals who have told her their stories, to trace the pipeline of behavior that follows individuals from place to place: from home to school to work and back home. In measured, clear, blunt terms, she demonstrates the impact it has on every aspect of our lives, including our physical and mental wellbeing, housing stability, political participation, economy and community safety, and how our descriptive language undermines progress toward solutions. And she is uncompromising in her demands that our laws and our leaders must address the issue concretely and immediately"-- Provided by publisher.

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Believing : : our Thirty-Year Journey to end Gender Violence submitted by jasonc1177 on July 25, 2021, 11:42pm Believing : : our Thirty-Year Journey to end Gender Violence

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PUBLISHED
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021]
Year Published: 2021
Description: 334 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780593298299
0593298292

SUBJECTS
Sexual harassment of women -- United States.
Women -- Violence against -- United States.
Sexual abuse victims -- United States.
Abused women -- United States.
Violence -- United States.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.