Stop Street Harassment: Making public spaces safe and welcoming for women by Holly Kearl

Stop Street HarassmentA very important book based on years of research into how women are commonly treated in public spaces–Kearl uses survey and interview results from many countries in addition to USA. She gives practical advice in several final chapters, and notes resource groups that are empowering women to assert their need for respect and safety, anywhere and everywhere. A useful book, even if it is only to confirm that one is not alone in taking offense at aggressive verbal and nonverbal behavior. The latter part of the book is encouraging because it affirms strength in numbers, women together solving the problems.

Reviewed by Laura

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