In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers

In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers

?When they know they can have some type of security, some kind of protection, then they?ll come forth. But it takes a lot. It takes a lot.? ?Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers co-founder Apple orchards in bucolic Washington state. Office parks in Southern California under cover of night. The home of an elderly man in Miami. These are some of the workplaces where female wor ?When they know they can have some type of security, some kind of protection, then they?ll come forth. Bu...

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Title:In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers
Author:Bernice Yeung
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1620973154
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Mar 15, 2018
    This was a very difficult read (emotionally) about the complex web of challenges surrounding sexual assault among specific populations in the United States - custodial and farm/seasonal workers. Many either don't know their rights or are undocumented and can't pursue legal action, all ...
  • Katie Brennan
    Jul 20, 2018
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  • Ryan Mishap
    Jun 06, 2018
    A heartbreaking look at how the most vulnerable workers in the US are abused, exploited, and ignored. With compassion and clarity, Yeung tells some of their stories and of the various groups around the country documenting abuses, helping workers, and pushing for changes in law and soci...
  • david
    Mar 17, 2019
    Such an important book. Among the many revelatory things was how much fear of unemployment is as a factor in enabling the sexual violence against precarious workers. Yeung suggests?to her surprise?it?s even more of a factor than undocumented immigration status. The implication of...
  • kelly
    May 02, 2018
    This is a very timely, informative read about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace among those whose jobs we rarely see--night custodians, farm workers, domestic workers. Many of these workers are female, and many of them are undocumented. They are often afraid to pursue lega...
  • Cindywue
    Mar 04, 2019
    Eye-opening study and reporting regarding sexual abuse of powerless women. Undocumented immigrants working as maids, janitors, farm workers who are taken advantage of in ruthless, cruel ways. When the women have gotten together and taken legal action they have been marginally successfu...
  • Mary Ann
    Apr 15, 2018
    Hollywood stars are not the only ones affected by a rape culture within an industry. Imagine that you're a woman who supports children and may or may not be in the US illegally. You eke out a living on subsistence wages and can't afford to lose your job, yet go to work each day knowing...
  • Nicole
    Jun 29, 2019
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    Dec 31, 2018
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    May 12, 2019
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  • Kaitlin Winnie
    Jul 29, 2018
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  • Miranda
    Jul 15, 2019
    "To start, there is the predictable list of barriers: fear of losing their jobs, fear of being blamed by their husbands and partners, and the immutable sense of shame. They're terrified of what it might feel like to talk about the assault, and they have real concerns about what it woul...
  • Claire
    Oct 31, 2018
    This book is the culmination of years of investigative journalism done during 2012-15. It documents the widespread problem of sexual violence experienced by immigrant laborers--some of this country's most vulnerable workers. It covers the janitorial, agricultural, and domestic care ind...
  • Janet
    Dec 22, 2017
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - From tomato fields to suburban shopping malls, an acclaimed journalist?s devastating expos about how sexual assault affects our country?s most invisi...
  • Katie
    Oct 11, 2018
    "By questioning Hill?s veracity so forcefully without giving her a chance to back up the weight of her claims, the senators sent a clear message that women who speak up about unwanted sexual behavior by a powerful man will be disbelieved and perhaps even publicly called liars." - Reg...
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    May 04, 2019
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    Jun 12, 2019
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  • Iva Velickovic
    Jun 28, 2019
    Difficult to read, but extremely moving. I'm awestruck by the strength of the women profiled and inspired by their organizing efforts. ...
  • Patricia Richards
    May 28, 2019
    4.5 really. a really good and important book. ...
  • Laura
    Jul 02, 2019
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  • Andrea
    Apr 16, 2018
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  • Nuha
    May 25, 2019
    Somewhat repetitive, Leung sends dispatches from the front lines of the fight against sexual harassment in the United States while also providing context through personal stories, summaries of legal battles, sociological & psychological studies and discussions with industry leaders...
  • Karen Adkins
    Dec 17, 2018
    This book reports on the under-publicized side of #MeToo; how low-wage workers (often of color and/or undocumented) are victims of sexual violence at work, and how their perilous status makes it hard for them to speak up. It's brief but efficient: well reported, clearly written, and st...
  • Jessica Roberts
    Jun 24, 2018
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  • Alice Vachss
    Jun 05, 2018
    I already knew from her work on "Rape in the Fields" that Bernice Yeung's examination of sex crimes against field and domestic workers would be worth the read. True to expectations, it is thorough, factual, and has a quiet narrative force that kept me reading page after page. What I di...
  • TheAlphaCat
    Jul 16, 2018
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  • Peggy Kahn
    Dec 25, 2018
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  • Riley Kaye
    Aug 01, 2018
    An important subject for anyone curious. From being unfamiliar with gender-based violence, to being heavily involved in the cause to end it, it's an illuminating read. ...
  • Miriam Bial
    May 28, 2019
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  • Vnunez-Ms_luv2read
    Apr 14, 2018
    Good book on sexual harassment in the workplace. Especially against minorities and lower paid workers. Gives one a lot to think about. Thanks to NetGalley, the author and the publisher for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...