100 Times

A Memoir of Sexism
Product Number: EB00734566
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609809140
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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A memoir of sexism, harassment, and assault. An account of one hundred incidents of sexism, harassment, discrimination and assault experienced from age five to now, by Shirley Jackson Award Winner, Chavisa Woods are here described with undeniable force. From gender-based discrimination in work places, to unsolicited groping from strangers in public, to the attempted assaults on herself and the assaults of close friends, Woods uses one personal story after another to prove that sexual violence and discrimination are never just one-time occurrences, but part of a constant battle women face every day. "All my life, when I've tried to talk to men about sexism, my main obstacle has just been trying to convince them it exists, and that it actually has a deep and near constant impact on my life. When I talk to most women, though, [...] there is immediate understanding that the incidents we are discussing are part of an endless stream of sexist experiences." 100 Times is powerful in its blunt and straightforward recitation, demonstrating how often women (heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, queer, and transgender, alike) are forced to silently endure sexism and harassment and how men are allowed to feel entitled to women's space and bodies. Woods reveals that women experience sexual violence and sexist discrimination regardless of their age, in multiple spheres of society, in rural, and urban areas alike, in the U.S. and abroad, from the time they are very young or come out as women, and that a more in-depth conversation is needed to bring it to an end.

Author(s): Chavisa Woods
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2019

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