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Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention | Donna Freitas
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A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her mentor, an acclaimed professor, whose dark, stalking obsession altered her future forever. Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a well-published author and respected scholar who has traveled around the country speaking about Title IX, consent, religion, and sex on college campuses. In the other, she is a victim, a woman who suffered and suffers still because she was stalked by her graduate professor for more than two years. As a doctoral candidate, Freitas loved asking big questions, challenging established theories and sinking her teeth into sacred texts. She felt at home in the library, and safe in the book-lined offices of scholars whom she admired. But during her first year, one particular scholar became obsessed with Freitas' academic enthusiasm. He filled her student mailbox with letters and articles. He lurked on the sidewalk outside her apartment. He called daily and left nagging voicemails. He befriended her mother, and made himself comfortable in her family's home. He wouldn't go away. While his attraction was not overtly sexual, it was undeniably inappropriate, and most importantly--unwanted. In Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention, Donna Freitas delivers a forensic examination of the years she spent stalked by her professor, and uses her nightmarish experience to examine the ways in which we stigmatize, debate, and attempt to understand consent today.
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guinsgirlreads
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I found her to be a tad repetitive, but I think it was necessary to get her point across at times. A powerful memoir about the victim and how they think and feel.

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guinsgirlreads
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Reading some of this memoir while on the treadmill again finally! #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #goteam !

Emilymdxn Well done for getting on that treadmill! Hope the book‘s good 3mo
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So I have mixed feelings about this book. It‘s another #goodreads win. I‘m very excited on one side because memoirs are my favorite genre because I love to learn about other peoples experiences. But I also have some personal experience with sexual assault so I‘m also extremely nervous about reading this. Has anybody else read this book yet? It might just be one of those books where I only read little bits at a time and only in the mornings...

ChristinasBookChronicles I can only imagine how hard that is. I hope you find the strength and peace you need while reading it. 5mo
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