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In The Company Of Men: Male Dominance And Sexual Harassment (Northeastern Series On Gender, Crime, And Law Ser.)
By Phoebe Morgan, James E. Gruber. 2005
Despite over twenty years of discussion and study, sexual harassment remains a significant problem in the workplace. Current research focusing…on organizational policy and women's career development often ignores the reality of male dominance, prevalent in areas such as the military, the police, and firefighting-occupations that see not only more frequent but also more severe harassment, even sexual assault. Meanwhile, new evidence points to the fact that men are largely responsible not only for the harassment of women but for most harassment of other men as well. This landmark collection of original essays investigates the links between male dominance and sexual harassment in light of new research and more complex understandings of masculinity. Treated not merely as a matter of worker sex ratios but as an inherent element of workplace culture, male dominance is observed from a variety of quantitative and qualitative approaches ranging from criminology and sociology to psychology and gender studies. Integrating both men's and women's viewpoints, research across occupational groups, and studies from both the United States and Europe, the chapters provide an invaluable international perspective into two inextricably intertwined problems rooted in cultural constructions of gender and institutional roles and processes.
Tu mente bajo los efectos de las plantas
By Michael Pollan. 2021
Un libro provocador que cambiará la percepción que tenemos de las drogas, las plantas psicoactivas y todo los tabúes que…las rodean. «Maravilloso. Derrumba las diferencias entre legal e ilegal, médico y recreativo, exótico y cotidiano, apelando al principio que une a todo ello: las afinidades entre la bioquímica vegetal y la mente humana».The New York Review of Books Usamos las plantas a diario para alterar nuestra conciencia. Nos relajamos con lavanda o valeriana y nos activamos con cafeína, sin jamás pensar en ello como una adicción. Entonces ¿por qué otras sustancias de origen vegetal, como la psilocibina o la mescalina, son ilegales? ¿Según qué el criterio se ensalzan los beneficios del café y en cambio plantar amapolas es delito en algunos lugares? Michael Pollan investiga tres drogas de origen vegetal, el opio, la cafeína y la mescalina, para mostrar la arbitrariedad de nuestro juicio respecto a estas sustancias, profundamente condicionado por el estigma social. El autor revisa el papel de las plantas psicoactivas en distintas épocas y culturas, a la vez que experimenta con sus efectos. El objetivo es comprender por qué el ser humano hace todo lo posible para alterar su conciencia y, al tiempo, limita este deseo universal con leyes y condena social. Esta obra, combinación de historia, divulgación científica, memorias e incluso periodismo gonzo, ofrece una mirada desprejuiciada y atenta a las distintas variables que han determinado la condena o la legalización. Y da cuenta de la genuina curiosidad del ser humano a la hora de relacionarse con la naturaleza y alcanzar niveles distintos de percepción de nuestro entorno. La crítica ha dicho:«Un estudio concienzudo. A medida que las políticas antidrogas se vuelvan menos punitivas, deberíamos reflexionar en mayor profundidad sobre las sustancias de las que hemos llegado a depender».The New Yorker «Una lectura maravillosay cautivadora que te dejará pensando mucho después de acabarla. Leerlo es como tomar un psicodélico».The Washington Post «Una narración soberbia. Plantea magistralmente una serie de grandes preguntas sobre drogas, plantas y personas que cambiarán nuestra manera de pensar».The New York Times Book Review «Fascinante. Con profundidad histórica, impacto político y exuberancia narrativa, es un llamamiento a repensar la relación de la sociedad con las plantas psicoactivas».The Boston Globe «La curiosidad insaciable de Pollan sus temas es un don que le ha valido un best seller tras otro. Una combinación fascinante de historia, crónica contemporánea y potente autorreflexión con las plantas como hilo conductor».San Francisco Chronicle «Pollan es un maestro en desarmar la ciencia más compleja para crear una historia atractiva y desafiar las creencias sociales más arraigadas. Aquí descifra nuestras ideas sobre lo que son las drogas y por qué las buscamos».Time
A groundbreaking book that pulls back the curtain on the terrorist movement no one is talking aboutWomen's rights activist Laura…Bates has been the target of many misogynistic attacks online: from hate-fueled Twitter rants to vivid descriptions of her own rape and even death threats. At first, the vitriol seemed to be the work of a small handful of individual men... but over time, the volume and consistency of the attacks hinted at something bigger and more ominous. As Bates followed the thread of online misogyny farther into the corners of the internet, the spiral of hateful and toxic rhetoric deepened until she found an unseen, organized movement of thousands of anonymous men wishing violence (and worse) upon womenthe terrorism no one is talking about. Men Who Hate Women examines the rise of secretive extremist communities who despise women as Bates traces the roots of misogyny across a complex spider web of groups extending from Men's Rights Activists to trolls and the incel movement.Drawing parallels to other extremist movements around the world, including white nationalism, Bates shows what attracts men to the movement, how it grooms and radicalizes boys, how it operates, and what can be done to stop it. Most urgently of all, she follows the pathways this extreme ideology has taken from the darkest corners of the internet to emerge covertly in our mainstream media, our playgrounds, and our government. Going undercover on and offline, Bates provides the first comprehensive look at this under-the-radar phenomenon, including eye-opening interviews with former members of these communities, the academics studying this movement, and the men fighting back.By turns fascinating and horrifying, Men Who Hate Women is a broad, unflinching account of the deep current of loathing toward women and anti-feminism that underpins our society and is a must-read for parents, educators, and anyone who believes in equality for women."Men Who Hate Women has the power to spark social change."Sunday Times
By Eden Boudreau. 2023
It's a tale as old as time. Girl meets boy. Boy wants girl. Girl says no. Boy takes what he…wants anyway. After a violent sexual assault, Eden Boudreau was faced with a choice: call the police and explain that a man who wasn't her husband, who she had agreed to go on a date with, had just raped her. Or go home and pray that, in the morning, it would be only a nightmare.In the years that followed, Eden was met with disbelief by strangers, friends, and the authorities, often as a result of stigma towards her non-monogamy, sex positivity, and bisexuality. Societal conditioning of acceptable female sexuality silenced her to a point of despair, leading to addiction and even attempted suicide. It was through the act of writing that she began to heal.Crying Wolf is a gripping memoir that shares the raw path to recovery after violence and spotlights the ways survivors are too often demonized or ignored when they belong to marginalized communities. Boudreau heralds a new era for others who were dismissed for "crying wolf." After all, women prevailing to change society for others is a tale as old as time, too.
By Michael W. Clune. 2013
A classic of addiction and recovery.How do you describe an addiction in which your drug of choice creates a hole…in your memory, a &“white out,&” so that every time you use it is the first time—new, fascinating, vivid? Michael W. Clune&’s story takes us straight inside such an addiction—what he calls &“the memory disease.&” With dark humor, and in crystalline prose, Clune&’s account of life inside the heroin underground reads like no other. Whisking us between the halves of his precarious double life—between the streets of Baltimore and the college classroom, where Clune is a graduate student teaching literature—we spiral along with him as he approaches rock bottom: from nodding off in a row house with a one-armed junkie and a murderous religious freak to having his life threatened in a Chicago jail while facing a felony possession charge. After his descent into addiction, we follow Clune through detox, treatment, and finally into recovery as he returns to his childhood home, where the memory disease and his heroin-induced white out begin to fade. White Out is more than a memoir. It is a rigorous investigation that offers clarity, hope, and even beauty to anyone who wants to understand the disease or its cure. This tenth anniversary edition includes a new preface by the author.
Ghosts of the Orphanage: A Story of Mysterious Deaths, a Conspiracy of Silence, and a Search for Justice
By Christine Kenneally. 2023
The shocking secret history of twentieth-century orphanages—which for decades hid violence, abuse, and deaths within their walls For much of…the twentieth century, a series of terrible events—abuse, both physical and psychological, and even deaths—took places inside orphanages. The survivors have been trying to tell their astonishing stories for a long time, but disbelief, secrecy, and trauma have kept them from breaking through. For ten years, Christine Kenneally has been on a quest to uncover the harrowing truth. Centering her story on St. Joseph&’s, a Catholic orphanage in Vermont, Kenneally has written a stunning account of a series of crimes and abuses. But her work is not confined to one place. Following clues that take her into the darkened corners of several institutions across the globe, she finds a trail of terrifying stories and a courageous group of survivors who are seeking justice. Ghosts of the Orphanage is an incredible true crime story and a reckoning with a past that has stayed buried for too long, with tragic consequences.
In this unvarnished and affecting memoir, Olympian Kara Goucher reveals her experience of living through and speaking out about one…of the biggest scandals in running. <p><p>Kara Goucher grew up with Olympic dreams. She excelled at running from a young age and was offered a Nike sponsorship deal when she graduated from college. Then in 2004, she was invited to join a secretive, lavishly funded new team, dubbed the Nike Oregon Project. <p><p>Coached by distance running legend Alberto Salazar, it seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime. Kara was soon winning a World Championship medal, going to the Olympics, and standing on the podium at the New York and Boston marathons, just like her coach. But behind the scenes, Salazar was hiding dark secrets. He pushed the limits of anti-doping rules, and created what Kara experienced as a culture of abuse, the extent of which she reveals in her book for the first time. Meanwhile, Nike stood by Alberto for years and proved itself capable of shockingly misogynistic corporate practices. <p><p>Told with stunning honesty, The Longest Race is an unforgettable story and a call to action. Kara became a crusader for female athletes and a key witness helping to get Salazar banned from coaching at the Olympic level. Kara’s memoir reveals how she broke through the fear of losing everything, bucked powerful forces to take control of her life and career, and reclaimed her love of running. <p> <b>New York Times Bestseller</b>
Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice
By Judith Lewis Herman. 2023
From one of America&’s most influential psychiatrists, a powerful manifesto for reimagining justice, based on the testimony of trauma survivors…The #MeToo movement brought worldwide attention to sexual violence, but while the media focused on the fates of a few notorious predators who were put on trial, we heard far less about the outcomes of those trials for the survivors of their abuse. The conventional retributive process fails to serve most survivors; it was never designed for them. Renowned trauma expert Judith L. Herman argues that the first step toward a better form of justice is simply to ask survivors what would make things as right as possible for them. In Truth and Repair, she commits the radical act of listening to survivors. Recounting their stories, she offers an alternative vision of justice as healing for survivors and their communities. Deeply researched and compassionately told, Truth and Repair envisions a new path to justice for all.
A Practitioner's Guide to Cannabis
By Win Turner, Joseph Hyde. 2023
Inform and improve your practice with this comprehensive resource on cannabis use and abuse A Practitioner's Guide to Cannabis expertly…cuts through the political and cultural noise surrounding cannabis use and provides a relevant, timely, and agnostic analysis of cannabis use and abuse. Incisive and insightful, this book assists behavioral health practitioners to increase their skills in screening, assessment, and intervention while helping them to adopt evidence-based practices. Health care providers will come to rely on this comprehensive resource to understand the risks of cannabis use and to provide a set of intervention strategies effective in a variety of settings. The book covers topics crucial for understanding the work of behavioral health and health practitioners dealing with cannabis issues, including: the complexities of cannabis science our cultural interpretations of the use of cannabis the risks involved with cannabis use effective interventions patients' expressions of their own "biopsychosocial" experience The book is perfect for social workers, psychologists, professional counselors, alcohol/drug counselors, and providers of health care, including physicians, nurses, and physician's assistants.
La bestia que devora a los niños
By María Antonieta Flores Astorga. 2023
Abuso sexual infantil: pornografía, delitos sexuales por internet, empresarios y miembros de la Iglesia violadores, y autoridades cómplices México ocupa…uno de los primeros lugares en el mundo en abuso sexual infantil: ¿cuántas vidas destrozadas más deben ocurrir para confrontar con real justicia esta tragedia?El abuso sexual infantil es una práctica condenable que daña profundamente a los seres más vulnerables de nuestra sociedad. María Antonieta Flores Astorga, experta en la materia por años de investigación, incluso con amenazas severas por su trabajo, ofrece en este libro un repaso minucioso, trágico e indignantede lo que la violación, la pornografía, la trata y el acoso a niñas, niños y adolescentes provoca en las víctimas. La periodista revela los nombres y los hechos de pederastas y violadores que van desde empresarios hasta representantes de la iglesia, juezas y abogados que, con las autoridades, encubren estos delitos, así como funcionarios, profesores, maestras o directoras de escuelas cómplices del abuso sexual infantil. En la investigación se ofrecen testimonios desgarradores de víctimas que advierten que la vejación no concluye con la comisión del delito: ahí inicia el infierno, pues las secuelas los laceran toda su vida. El propósito de esta investigación es denunciar estas prácticas que mutilan la infancia y exigir que no quede impune ningún ataquea los menores de edad, impulsar de manera radical la seguridad cibernética para que ningún niño, niña o adolescente sea grabado o fotografiado para ofrecimiento de los demonios que los asedian de forma bestial, en suma, decir basta a todo aquello que lastime a las infancias de México y el mundo.
Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F.
By Christiane F.. 2013
This incredible autobiography of Christiane F. provides a vivid portrait of teen friendship, drug abuse, and alienation in and around…Berlin's notorious Zoo Station. Christiane's rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is shocking, but the boredom, longing for acceptance, thrilling risks, and even her musical obsessions are familiar to everyone. Previously published in Germany and the US to critical acclaim, Zest's new translation includes original photographs of Christiane and her friends.
Addiction and Overdose: Confronting an American Crisis
By Connie Goldsmith. 2018
Drug overdosing and death from prescription painkillers and heroin are at epidemic levels in the United States. How do people…become addicted to opioids and other dangerous drugs, and why? Meet the experts who study the neurology of addiction. Hear stories of addicts in recovery, and of loved ones left behind by those who died from overdosing. Discover more about the social and economic costs of overdosing and learn about scientific research to decrease it. Learn about the connection between addiction and mental health disorders. Find out how to identify signs of addiction and overdose and what you can do to help someone get assistance.
Push Off from Here: Nine Essential Truths to Get You Through Sobriety (and Everything Else)
By Laura McKowen. 2023
From the bestselling author of We Are the Luckiest and founder of the international recovery community The Luckiest Club comes…a modern exploration of addiction that offers nine foundational building blocks that anyone at any stage of sobriety can use.No matter how far astray you&’ve gone or how many times you&’ve tried and failed before, as long as you&’re still sitting here, breathing, and reading these words, freedom and joy are still possible.When Laura McKowen was two years sober, she received an email from a woman whose sister was struggling with alcohol addiction. McKowen had barely climbed out from the dark place the woman&’s sister was in, but she made a list of the things she most needed to hear when she was deep in her own battle.1. It is not your fault. 2. It is your responsibility.3. It is unfair that this is your thing.4. This is your thing.5. This will never stop being your thing until you face it.6. You cannot do it alone.7. Only you can do it.8. You are loved.9. We will never stop reminding you of these things.In Push Off from Here, McKowen delves deeply into each of her nine points: what they mean, how they work, and how every person can live them. She addresses topics such as the correlation between trauma and addiction, the importance of radical honesty, letting go of the illusion of control, the value of community, a reminder that healing is a continual process, and that the process is a gift. Whether you&’re just starting out or have been sober for decades, McKowen instructs us to be kind to ourselves: Change is messy and progress is rarely linear, but we can always push off from here.The stories and advice McKowen shares are specific to alcohol addiction, but the tenets are universal in their application and useful no matter what challenge you face. With profound honesty and boundless compassion, Push Off from Here provides an actionable framework for healing what pains us and proves that a life of sobriety can be synonymous with a life of magic, peace, and freedom.
Nobody Wants Your Sh*t: The Art of Decluttering Before You Die
By Messie Condo. 2023
Free yourself and your family from the f*cking clutter before you croak! Inspired by The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning,…Nobody Wants Your Sh*t will light a fire under your untidy ass with humor and helpful organizing tips that you&’ll actually want to use. Like a delightfully foul-mouthed best friend, this book dishes out the funny, unpretentious advice you need to hear most. You&’ll discover how to deal with your sh*t like there&’s no tomorrow, live in the moment without the f*cking mess, and make your life and your eventual death a hell of a lot easier. With this witty guide, you&’ll learn how to:ditch the d*mn indecisionget your sh*t together and feel fantasticgive your busy family a f*cking breakand more! Whether you&’re getting ready to move in, move on, or just move your ass, Nobody Wants Your Sh*t will help you take control of your f*cking life.
Return to the River: Reflections on Life Choices During a Pandemic
By Dave Pelzer. 2023
From #1 international bestselling author, speaker, and humanitarian Dave Pelzer comes the next chapter in his life—how, after spending decades saving others…in the military, as a fire captain, and an internationally acclaimed advocate, he needs to confront a way to save himself. On the surface, Dave Pelzer&’s life seems like an action movie—he&’s walked the red carpet with celebrities and stood shoulder to shoulder with soldiers in Iraq; he&’s flown top-secret missions for the U.S. Air Force, obtaining the rank of chief, and battled wildfires in California as a volunteer fire captain. And now—on the eve of the 50-year anniversary of this rescue from horrific childhood of abuse and into the safety of the foster care system—he reflects on the battles he&’s fighting in his own heart. From a lifetime spent serving and saving others, can he learn how to serve and save himself? Banished to his basement at age five, Dave Pelzer had cried a river of tears before most children learned to tie their shoes. His now classic books, A Child Called &“It&” and The Lost Boy, chronicled how he was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who nearly killed him multiple times. But despite the odds stacked against him, he rose to become a #1 New York Times bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and internationally recognized humanitarian. After fighting for years to vanquish his pain and to channel it into service for others, Pelzer sifts through the psychological rubble of a life that has seemingly crumbled around him. What he shares is deeply transformative and unflinchingly honest. In his struggle to simply survive, he never learned how to just be. Reeling from the loss of a love—and a broken spirit—Pelzer must reconcile his life choices and free himself of blame and shame to find peace and renewed purpose. Amidst the towering redwood trees and the serenity of his childhood utopia of the Russian River, Pelzer reflects on having the courage to move forward in your life, the peace to accept yourself, the vulnerability to strip yourself of facades, and to find the tenacity to carry on when life doesn&’t turn out the way you planned. For anyone who has been hurt, victimized, or feels alone, there is hope and there is always a way to rewrite your own story. Pelzer&’s soulful and inspiring story will remind you to keep your faith, live with gratitude, and find the well of resilience deep within you.
Stash: My Life in Hiding
By Laura Cathcart Robbins. 2023
&“An irresistibly delicious story.&” —Holly Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author A propulsive and vivid memoir—in the vein of Drinking:…A Love Story and Somebody&’s Daughter—about the journey to sobriety and self-love amidst addiction, privilege, racism, and self-sabotage from the host of the popular podcast The Only One in the Room.After years of hiding her addiction from everyone—from stockpiling pills in her Louboutins to elaborately scheduling withdrawals between PTA meetings, baby showers, and tennis matches—Laura Cathcart Robbins settles into a complicated purgatory. She learns the hard way that privilege doesn&’t protect you from pain. Facing divorce, the possibility of a grueling custody battle, and internalized racism, Robbins wonders just how much more she can take. Now, with courage and candid openness, she reveals how she managed to begin the long journey towards sobriety and unexpectedly finding new love. Robbins harrowingly illustrates taking down the wall she built around herself brick by brick and what it means to be Black in a startingly white world. With its raw, finely crafted, and engaging prose, Stash is the story of just how badly the facade she created had to shatter before Laura could reconnect to her true self.
Free to Thrive Study Guide: A Biblical Guide to Understanding How Your Hurt, Struggles, and Deepest Longings Can Lead to a Fulfilling Life
By Josh McDowell, Ben Bennett. 2023
Your struggles are not random. They are signals that, when answered, can lead you toward a thriving life. In the Free…to Thrive Study Guide, designed for use with the Free to Thrive Video Study, Josh McDowell and Ben Bennett will take you on a journey of healing. They'll teach you how to overcome struggles, hurts, and unwanted behaviors by engaging your unmet longings.Meant for use in a group setting such as a Bible study, church staff training, Sunday school class, or small group gathering, each session follows this format:Introductory questions to get you thinking about the topicVideo teaching and small group discussion, including several readings from the BibleReflection and prayer as a groupIn addition, you'll hear encouraging stories of actual people who have also faced hurt and struggles and found real healing and thriving lives.
Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling: Principles, Models, Methods
By David J. Powell. 2004
"The perfect handbook for the clinical supervisor." -Nancy Waite-O'Brien, director, Education and Training, Betty Ford Center "An outstanding contribution to…the professional well-being of the addiction field." -Thomas McGovern, editor, Addiction Treatment Quarterly "Forever useful." -S. Beckett, education and training coordinator, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
Dear Body: What I Lost, What I Gained, and What I Learned Along the Way
By Brittany Williams. 2022
The inspiring story of how one woman overcame her struggle with obesity by healing childhood trauma and confronting her innermost…demons. Raised in a turbulent home, Brittany Williams learned to use food as a coping mechanism to manage her feelings at a young age. When she was 14, a family member’s comment “no man will want you with a pudgy figure like that” forever changed the way she viewed her body and opened a door, new and alluring, into the world of self-loathing, self-punishment, and dieting. Told with Brittany’s unflagging honesty and trademark vulnerability, Dear Body describes the tensions of growing up in a body that often felt more like a traitor than a friend. She details the slow but steady work that went into dismantling hard-wired behaviors as she learned to trust in herself, even as she faced setbacks like heartbreak, pregnancy loss, and marital infidelity. As we share in her deepest moments of joy and heartache, Brittany reveals that the path to healing requires much more than changing what you eat, and explains how she was finally able to take charge of the course of her health and her life.Filled with poignant lessons and hard-won advice, Dear Body is the story of a woman’s relationship with her body, and herself. A story unique to Brittany, but familiar to all of us.
No Longer Denying Sexual Abuse: Making the Choices That Can Change Your Life
By Kim O'Hara. 2022
We spend a majority of our lives as survivors with no clue what we are actually surviving. To protect us,…our brains have frozen in time the incidents fueling our ability to be in denial. Unfortunately, the truth of our sexual abuse seeps out into all areas of our lives, causing us to behave like maligned versions of our true selves. We yell, when we are not yellers. We cheat, when we want love. We drink and abuse drugs when we want to see God. Only through facing the denial do we find our true selves hidden in the cobwebs.