With progress and development being the chant of this century, it is unfortunate that heinous crimes such as sexual harassment still exist. One can wonder how sexual abuse is still prevalent. It is gross that it does and one of the ways to fight it is by increasing the awareness of it. We have compiled a list of recommendations that talk about sexual harassment to further the fight against it.
Tell Me Everything: The Story Of A Private Investigation
by Erika Krouse
Krouse accepts a new contract job as a private investigator examining litigation in the fall of 2002. Although the part appears to be a good fit for her, she rapidly finds she has no idea what she’s doing. Then a lawyer named Grayson asks her to look into a sexual assault involving a college student who was assaulted by football players and recruits at a party a year ago. Krouse feels she should decline the task because it is too personal for her because of her own experience with sexual violence. Nonetheless, she accepts the position.
Tell Me Everything is half memoir, part literary true crime, and tells the riveting story of a groundbreaking sexual assault investigation and the private investigator who helped crack it open.
You Ruined It: A Book About Boundaries
by Anastasia Higginbotham
It’s difficult to say which hurts more: the betrayal or the fallout when 11-year-old Dawn reveals that a favorite cousin sexually assaulted her. After all, everyone advises that you should inform someone. You ruined everything. It’s the story of a child’s experience with betrayal, her damaged heart, and the loved ones who help her put it back together.
Anastasia Higginbotham’s book, You Ruined It, explores the uncertainty and grief that many children experience as a result of incest and sexual assault. It is a book on suffering and faith.
Coffee Shop Read
Waiting for Paint to Dry
By Lia Mack
Matty learned a long time ago that it’s easier to run and hide from life than to deal with the PTSD she’s had since she was raped at age sixteen. Moving halfway around the world to be a nanny for her best friend’s children, on the other hand, does not sound like the fresh start Matty is looking for. She can’t wait another decade to be ready to trust once more.
This book talks about the effects of rape much later in life. It shows how it can affect relationships and the dynamics of life. A portion of the book’s proceeds are sent to RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network to fight against this abuse.