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More Than 80% of Women Are Harassed, Just for Walking on the Street

As some of you may recall, two years ago I wrote a post on Feministing Community asking people to take an informal survey about gender-based street harassment for a book I wanted to write. More than 900 people took the survey and last year I signed a book contract. This week my book is out and available for purchase, Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women (Praeger Publisher). Thank you Feministing readers who took the survey and contributed their voices and stories to help raise awareness about this pervasive problem that impacts at least 80 percent of women worldwide.

To order the book, visit,, or I hope you can attend one of my book events or please contact me to arrange an author talk or book signing in your area.

Why I Wrote the Book:

Almost four years ago when I had to select a master’s thesis topic at George Washington University, I thought about all of the times men I don’t know have harassed me in public. Men have even chased and groped me, causing me great fear and disgust. I chose to write my thesis about street harassment and the ways women deal with it in lieu of legal remedies.

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