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Believe me : how trusting women can change the world / Jessica Valenti + Jaclyn Friedman.

Author/Creator:
Valenti, Jessica, author.
Publication:
New York : Seal Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Other Title:
How trusting women can change the world
Subjects:
Sexism.
Sexual harassment of women.
Feminism.
Form/Genre:
Essays.
Essays.
Summary:
"In Believe Me, contributors ask and answer the crucial question: What would happen if we didn't just believe women, but acted as though they matter? If we take women's experiences of online harassment seriously, it will transform the internet. If we listen to and center survivors, we could revolutionize our systems of justice. If we believe Black women when they talk about pain, we will save countless lives. With contributions from many of the most important voices in feminism today, Believe Me is an essential roadmap for the #MeToo era and beyond." -- From Amazon.com summary
"Harvey Weinstein. Brett Kavanaugh. Jeffrey Epstein. Donald Trump. The most infamous abusers in modern American history are being outed as women speak up to publicly expose behavior that was previously only whispered about -- and it's both making an impact, and sparking a backlash. From the leading, agenda-setting feminist editors of Yes Means Yes, Believe Me brings readers into the evolving landscape of the movement against sexual violence, and outlines how trusting women is the critical foundation for future progress. In Believe Me, contributors ask and answer the crucial question: What would happen if we didn't just believe women, but acted as though they matter? If we take women's experiences of online harassment seriously, it will transform the internet. If we listen to and center survivors, we could revolutionize our systems of justice. If we believe Black women when they talk about pain, we will save countless lives. With contributions from many of the most important voices in feminism today, Believe Me is an essential roadmap for the #MeToo era and beyond."--Inside book jacket.
"What would happen if we believed women? A groundbreaking anthology offers a potent rallying cry and theory of change Harvey Weinstein. Bill Cosby. Donald Trump. The most famous abusers in modern American history are finally starting to be outed for whatthey are. Women are speaking up and risking harassment to expose men's behavior that was previously only whispered about-and more people than ever are starting to believe them. How we respond to this moment could change everything. In Believe Me, contributors ask and answer the question: What would happen if we believed women? If we believed women about pleasure and reproduction, we would save a staggering amount of public health costs. If we believed survivors who aren't white or straight, we would strengthen our anti-rape efforts. If we believed black women when they talk about pain, we could save lives. Including contributions from Moira Donegan, Jamil Smith, Tatiana Maslany, and many more of the most important voices in feminism today, Believe Me is essential reading for the #MeToo era"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
Our word alone / Jessica Valenti
How Bertha Pappenheim cured herself / Moira Donegan
Gossip is an English word: 500+ years of #MeToo in Indian Country / Sarah Deer & Bonnie Clairmont
The room where it happened / Dahlia Lithwick
Listening will never be enough / Katherine Cross
He's unmarked, she's marked / Julia Serano
"Believe me" means believing that Black women are people / Soraya Nadia McDonald
We belong everywhere / Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
Nowhere left to go: misogyny and belief on the left / Sady Doyle
Constructing the future: the believe me internet / Soraya Chemaly
Yeah, you like that, don't you?: The unnecessary pleasures of sexual labor / Tina Horn
Can BDSM save us?: Centering enthusiastic consent in queer worlds / Sassafras Lowrey
Clocked / Matt Lubchansky
Do not pet / Anuradha Bhagwati
The power of survivor-defined justice / Stacy Malone
Before #MeToo: Black women in the anti-rape movement in Washington, DC, in the 1970s / Loretta J. Ross
I believe you, como eres / Andrea L. Pino-Silva
Reproductive justice: sacred work, sacred journey / Cherisse Scott
The spark to change / Tahir Duckett
She can't breathe / Jamil Smith
Taking the employer high road to address sexual harassment / Mónica Ramírez
Big little lies / Samantha Irby
Innocent in the face: a conversation with Tatiana Maslany / Jaclyn Friedman
When gender is weaponized, peace depends on believing survivors / Yifat Susskind & Yanar Mohammed
Silenced and doubted: how the US immigration system fails Central American women / Anna-Catherine Brigida
Survivorship is leadership: building a future for new possibilities and power / Sabrina Hersi Issa
Survivor love letter / Tani Ikeda
The cost of disbelieving / Jaclyn Friedman.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-321).
Contributor:
Friedman, Jaclyn, author.
ISBN:
9781580058797
1580058795
OCLC:
1129694034