Coping with Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias
Coping with Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias

Series: Coping   

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Annotation: Discusses sexual harassment, gender bias in schools and in the workplace, laws against discrimination, the varying views of men and women on this issue, and ways victims can find support.
Catalog Number: #3540671
Format: Library Binding
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Copyright Date: 2000
Edition Date: 2000
Pages: 151 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-8239-3267-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-8239-3267-2
Dewey: 305.3
LCCN: 2001616217
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal
Gr 7-10-While this book offers readers a basic understanding of gender bias, sexism, and sexual harassment, it suffers from stylistic flaws and inconsistent documentation. The bulk of the text addresses gender stereotyping. The language is simple and the style informal-so much so that sentence fragments are noticeable. Fictional scenarios showing young adults in situations involving harassment and gender bias illustrate the concepts, enhance readability, and make the ideas more relevant to teens. Unfortunately, there are no photographs or illustrations of any kind; the text is visually unbroken save for bold topic headings. Of larger concern is the inclusion of unsupported comments and vague or blanket statements without reference to evidence or research. The book does an adequate job of defining terms, and its emphasis on aspects of gender bias makes it more unusual than those with a sole focus on harassment. The treatment of this issue, however, is brief: gay and lesbian harassment is not addressed, and the discussion of same-sex harassment is limited to one page. A section on coping strategies and proactive steps is one of the most valuable in the book, offering sound advice and a list of supportive agencies and titles for further reading. Positive, clear, and readable, yet problematically documented, this title is a secondary source.-Jennifer A. Fakolt, Denver Public Library Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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School Library Journal
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-143) and index.
Word Count: 32,830
Reading Level: 8.2
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 8.2 / points: 6.0 / quiz: 24262 / grade: Upper Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:7.8 / points:9.0 / quiz:Q13993
Lexile: 1030L

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