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Back Off!: How To Confront And Stop Sexual Harassment And Harassers

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Back Off! is filled with real-life success stories from women who have stopped harassers cold:
-- Sharon, who succeeded in stopping a whole crew of habitual harassers in a city park...
-- Stephanie, a ten-year-old who confronted and escaped a child molester...
-- Catharine and Molly, who stood up to their landlord and stopped him from harassing the tenants...and dozens more.
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 1st 1993 by Touchstone
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Sam Wescott
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I hate that I needed this book. I hate how useful I found it. But in the world that we live in, the ideas, testimonies, and advice in this book are invaluable. I found strength in reading the stories of other women who conquered sexism on the street or in their work place and found confidence in the assurances that there was something I could do.

Starasia
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This how-to book was written in 1993, yet, sadly, feels like it was written yesterday. I learned so much that I wish I knew then, but worst of all, everything I have taught my daughter is wrong! This NEEDS to be required reading for every woman, girl, and ally. It is broken into three chapters: street harassers and sexual harassers, muggers and robbers, and molesters and rapists. I will break it down in case you don't have time to read this book, but you should, like I said, it needs to be requi ...more
C.E. G
Feb 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonviolence
Reread/skimmed this because we've been talking about sexual harassment at work.

It definitely feels kind of 2nd wave feminist-y, but there's still a lot that's relevant. It was really fascinating to see Anita Hill discussed as a contemporary case, with Christine Blasey Ford's testimony hitting my generation in a very similar way.

I remember the first time I read this book as a 21-year-old it helped me feel more emboldened to stick up for myself, and I'm grateful for that impactful reading experie
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Sarah
Jul 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book didn't contain any particularly groundbreaking techniques for confronting sexual harassment, but it's a great primer and intro for women who may believe harassment is flattering or compliance is safer. The survey is fantastic, and I definately plan to use it.
Kathryn
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
A thorough examination of sexual harassment and the most effective techniques for anyone to confront the perpetrator(s) of sexual harassment.
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