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Let's Talk About Bullying - Adults

    8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Schools

    8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Schools - Signe Whitson

    Featuring example scenarios and exercises, equips educators and parents with eight strategies for addressing the issue of bullying in schools and online, and discusses the psychology behind why children bully.
    Ask: Building Consent Culture

    Ask: Building Consent Culture - Kitty Stryker

    To resist rape culture, we need a consent culture that’s more than reactionary. Confined to intimate spaces, consent will atrophy—theory never put into practice. The layered power disparities of today’s world require a response sensitive to diverse lived experiences. In Ask, Kitty Stryker assembles writers, journalists, and activists to examine how a culture based on consent can empower us outside the bedroom, from the doctor’s office to the justice system to schools and families.
    Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Get Your Power Back

    Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Get Your Power Back - Gretchen Carlson

    The star news anchor recalls her career-risking decision to speak out against sexual harassment in the workplace, shares the stories of women who have faced similar challenges, and outlines recommendations from lawyers, psychologists, and other professionals on how to resist injustice.
    Bullies: A Friendship

    Bullies: A Friendship - Alex Abramovich

    The powerful account of one writer's unlikely friendship with his childhood bully, now the president of a motorcycle club in one of America's most dangerous cities.
    Bullying Scars: The Impact on Adult Life and Relationships

    Bullying Scars: The Impact on Adult Life and Relationships - Ellen Walser deLara

    Bullying Scars describes childhood bullying from the vantage point of victims, bullies, and bystanders who are now adults; the book discusses how lives have been changed, and explores the range of reactions adults exhibit. The research gathered for this book, through interviews with over 800 people, points out that even adult decision-making is often altered by the victimization they experience as children at the hands of peers, siblings, parents, or educators.
     
    Confirmation

    Confirmation - Rick Famuyiwa

    Look behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings where Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment. The hearings brought the country to a standstill and became a pivotal moment in American culture forever changing how people perceive and experience workplace equaliy and gender politics.
    Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate

    Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate - Zoë Quinn

    A widely recognized indie developer and leading advocate against online abuse traces the story of her experiences at the center of the Gamergate controversy while outlining recommendations for combating online harassment.
    Defusing Angry People: Practical Tools for Handling Bullying, Threats, and Violence

    Defusing Angry People: Practical Tools for Handling Bullying, Threats, and Violence - Kevin Fauteux

    One in five adults has and anger management problem, and 45 percent are losing their tempers on a regular basis. These alarming statistics show unchecked anger is all around us, whether it be hostile individuals, backstabbing family members, bullies, or normally peaceful people who inexplicably go ballistic. In Defusing Angry People, Kevin Fauteux utilizes his experience treating patients' anger issues, gives important steps to understanding rage, and then shows how to employ specific de-escalation assessment techniques to effectively defuse volatile situations.
    Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online

    Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online - Bailey Polan

    Bullying, stalking, and trolling are just the beginning. Extreme examples such as GamerGate get publicized, but otherwise the online abuse of women is largely underreported. Haters combines a history of online sexism with suggestions for solutions.
    It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

    It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living - Dan Savage & Terry Miller

    A collection of essays and testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people, stresses to gay and lesbian youth that they can lead fulfilling lives free of bullying, and that their adult years will get better.
    Sexual Harassment and Bullying: A Guide to Keeping Kids Safe and Holding Schools Accountable

    Sexual Harassment and Bullying: A Guide to Keeping Kids Safe and Holding Schools Accountable - Susan L. Strauss

    Discusses the similiarities and important differences between childhood bullying and sexual harassment, and provides practical steps to take when students are harassed or bullied, both within and outside of the accountability of schools.
    Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy

    Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy - Emily Bazelon

    The Slate senior editor whose reportage covered the 2010 suicide case of Phoebe Prince offers insights into teen bullying in the Internet era, counseling parents, educators, advocates and kids on how to understand its dynamics and consequences and take appropriate protective measures.
    The Hunting Ground

    The Hunting Ground - Kirby Dick

    An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the films follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice--despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.
    The Invisible War

    The Invisible War - Kirby Dick

    A groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report.
    Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully

    Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully - Allen Kurzweil

    Viciously bullied at an English boarding school at the age of ten, the author describes his adult quest for revenge when he discovers that his tormentor was recently released from prison for his role in an illegal scheme.
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