Share via Email Jessica Valenti: a story that resonates on a global level. Street harassment is never out of season, of course, and is not restricted to any particular country; a recent survey by ActionAidUK found that three out of four women in the UK, India, Thailand and Brazil have experienced some form of street harassment. In tracing her life from early adolescence up to the present, Valenti connects the dots between her sexual self-image and her psychological one in an eminently readable voice that ranges from briskly self-critical to deeply frustrated to sentimental. This last is most in evidence when she expresses the desire to protect her young daughter from similar experiences. The guy on the subway pressing his erection on to you in a too-crowded-to-move subway car. The one who whispers what he wants to do to you as you pass on the street, an ephemeral moment that can cling like grime.
Shelves: non-fiction , memoir Yeesh. I had a really difficult time with this book. I can blame some of my reaction to extremely high expectations Other reviewers have been pretty articulate about the flaws of the book.
It's fast paced with short chapters so one could easily read this in a weekend. Like t TeaFloyd Mar 02, While her experiences are valid, its hard say its good representation of women who struggle with being labeled as "sex objects". Her memoir goes from her learning about her mother's experience with sexual violence and then it goes into how naive she was about the topic in middle school and how she didn't think boys can like her for anything other than her personality. It hard to tell if this part was told out of order or if she completely ignored her mother as a child.
Special attention was paid to the 1. Of the 10 authors who saw the most harassment — whose articles were most routinely met with hostile comments ranging from condescending to life-threatening — eight were women; the two men were black. The No.