Shawna Potter, singer for the band War On Women, has tackled sexism and harassment in lyrics and on stage for years. Taking the battle to music venues themselves, she has trained night clubs and community spaces in how to create safer environments for marginalized people. Now she's turned decades of experience into a clear and concise guide for public spaces of all sorts, from art galleries to bagel shops to concert halls, that want to shut down harassers wherever they show up. The steps she outlines are realistic, practical, and actionable. With the addition of personal stories, case studies, sample policies, and no-nonsense advice like "How to Flirt without Being a Creep," she shows why safer spaces are important, while making it easier to achieve them. Eschewing theory, she assumes the reader is already an ethical creature and jumps right in with candor, punk passion, and righteous anger to get the job done!
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This concise guide draws from the author's decades of experience facilitating the inclusion of marginalized people in public spaces. Rather than only proposing structural policies, she details DIY strategies to prevent and shut down harassment. In the post-#MeToo era, we're all responsible for doing what we can to participate in the creation of safer, inclusive communities, whether we're attendees, organizers, or bystanders; and this text will show you how.
- 110 pages
- AK Press (5/14/19)
- 5 x 0 x 7 inches