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Stop Telling Women to Smile: Stories of Street Harassment and How We're Taking Back Our Power

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The debut book from a celebrated artist on the urgent topic of street harassment

Every day, all over the world, women are catcalled and denigrated simply for walking down the street. Boys will be boys, women have been told for generations, ignore it, shrug it off, take it as a compliment. But the harassment has real consequences for women: in the fear it instills and the
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Seal Press
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Jaime
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the things I loved STOP TELLING WOMEN TO SMILE is how inclusive it was. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh uses her street art portraits to explore how women, and non-binary persons experience street harassment in their communities. Tatyana is so talented truly. Seeing her illustrations in the book really brought her missing for STWTS to life. I really appreciate this debut so much, and I would highly recommend if you are interested in social justice issues.

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Alondra Miller
Jan 11, 2020 marked it as to-read
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The title alone is worth 3 stars!

...and for you patriarchy loving women, who tell other women to smile and be nice; this is for you too! Hating, azz women. 😒🤬
Donna Hines
Mar 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Women have been dealing with cat calls, yodles, hollers, and nonsense from men for many years.
I'm not sure it's a racial issue, a sexual issue, or anything else in so much as it is a control issue, a power issue, a male centered world issue.
Men feel they rule the roost and sadly they think it's proper behavior to 'compliment' women as they see it.
As women see it -we can't walk down the street w/o the name calling and derogatory commentary.
It's sickening, disgusting, and non stop harassment.
I
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Ke
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Tanisha
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It spoke ALL the truths and resonated with me heavy. Living in a big city I can't tell you how many times I walk down the street and have to deal with men and their verbal diarrhea. Not everything you think in your head must be said out loud! Men telling me to smile is particularly irksome especially when (1) I don't know you (2) You have given me no reason to smile and (3) I don't owe you anything...so keep it moving. For some reason I think men think it's endearing to say ...more
Lisa Mcbroom
Fazlalizah tackles a subject of sexual harassment which is often overlooked street harassment. When women are afraid to walk down a street corner in fear of being verbally, sexually, and physically harassed. I have always loved art and activism combined and this is her project. It's called Stop Telling Women to Smile Project. This is in response to men saying Smile when sexually harassed. In black and white beautiful art work, Fazlalizadeh conveys the haunted sadness of fear. She interviewed ...more
Bookworm
Feb 21, 2020 rated it liked it
The title and the cover got my attention. Being told to smile or harassed into giving someone their phone number or money, etc. is sadly a familiar story to many. Author Fazlalizadeh profiles and illustrates various women as they discuss street harassment and how they deal with it, plus their identities and backgrounds color their perceptions, reactions, and more.

This was okay. While interesting in itself, this is also not really a format I care for. While each person is unique, it got a little
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Anna Bella
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Stop Telling Women To Smile by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.

Tatyana is not only an exceptional artist, but also an author and an activist with a powerful message. The messages her art conveys has gained momentum on both national and international platforms. Her art is beautifully bold in demanding respect. Her art is thought provoking and gives birth to many a spirited conversation that are long overdue and necessary.
H. Jad
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An important, moving, and relatable book for those of us who have experienced harassment, and as a result felt small and alone. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's work is inspiring and brave, and I can't express how grateful I am. Read this book, check your privilege, and think about how you as an individual can make a difference.
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Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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