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Hey, Shorty!

Hey, Shorty!

A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets

Girls for Gender Equality (Author); Meghan Huppuch (Contributor); Joanne N. Smith (Contributor); Mandy Van Deven (Contributor)

$13.95
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 160
  • Released: Apr 12, 2011
  • ISBN-13: 9781558616691

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At every stage of education, sexual harassment is common, and often considered a rite of passage for young people. It's not unusual for a girl to hear "Hey, Shorty!" on a daily basis as she walks down the hall or comes into the school yard, followed by a sexual innuendo, insult, come-on, or assault. But when teenagers are asked whether they experience this in their own lives, most of them say it's not happening.

Girls for Gender Equity, a nonprofit organization based in New York City, has developed a model for teens to teach one another about sexual harassment. How do you define it? How does it affect your self-esteem? What do you do in response? Why is it so normalized in schools, and how can we as a society begin to address these causes? Geared toward students, parents, teachers, policy makers, and activists, this book is an excellent model for building awareness and creating change in any community.

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