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New Books: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Welcome to National University Library's virtual display of new and featured books.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time when we raise public awareness about sexual violence, highlight the stories and struggles of its victims, and seek ways to prevent it from occurring. The resources below aim to do just that, and we encourage you to explore them. If you are not part of the NU community, you can still check with your school or local library to see if these resources are available (and if they are not, they can likely be borrowed through interlibrary loan).


All of the following physical books are available to NU faculty, staff, and students. Just fill out a request form to order free delivery to your home. (Scroll down for ebooks!)

In a day's work : the fight to end sexual violence against America's most vulnerable workers  We believe you : survivors of campus sexual assault speak out  Hunting girls : sexual violence from The hunger games to campus rape  The body keeps the score : brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma  Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town  Things we didn't talk about when I was a girl : a memoir  Asking for it : the alarming rise of rape culture--and what we can do about it  Sexual citizens : a landmark study of sex, power, and assault on campus  Not that bad : dispatches from rape culture  Crash into me : a survivor's search for justice  The price of silence : the Duke lacrosse scandal, the power of the elite, and the corruption of our great universities  What we talk about when we talk about rape  A false report : a true story of rape in America  Unsportsmanlike conduct : college football and the politics of rape  now my name : a memoir  One hour in Paris : a true story of rape and recovery  Shout : a poetry memoir  Gender, power, and violence : responding to sexual and intimate partner violence in society today  The revolution starts at home : confronting intimate violence within activist communities  Surviving sexual violence : a guide to recovery and empowerment 



All of the following ebooks are available to NU faculty, staff, and students online; just click a cover to access the ebook. (Did it tell you that you'd "timed out"? Just hit refresh.) Find more help here.   

Uprooting Sexual Violence in Higher Education : A Guide for Practitioners and Faculty  Sexual Assault in the Military : A Guide for Victims and Families  Implied Consent and Sexual Assault : Intimate Relationships, Autonomy, and Voice  The Injustices of Rape : How Activists Responded to Sexual Violence, 1950-1980  Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics  Rape Cultures and Survivors: an International Perspective  Reckoning : The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment  Take It As a Compliment  Hey, Shorty! : A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets  Sexual Harassment in Education and Work Settings : Current Research and Best Practices for Prevention  The #MeToo Movement  Warrior Renew : Healing From Military Sexual Trauma  Sexual Consent  Resisting Rape Culture through Pop Culture : Sex After #MeToo  Campus Sexual Assault : College Women Respond  When Women Sexually Abuse Men: The Hidden Side of Rape, Stalking, Harassment, and Sexual Assault : The Hidden Side of Rape, Stalking, Harassment, and Sexual Assault 


Hunting Ground (movie poster)


From the Academy Award - nominated filmmaking team behind The Invisible War, comes a startling expose of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover - ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verite footage and first - person testimonials, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education and legal justice, despite harsh retaliation, harassment, and pushback.

Watch The Hunting Ground (2015) here.


Anita (movie poster)


An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonated still today. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice.

Watch Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (2013) here.


The Invisible War (movie poster)


Casualties of war rage beyond the battlefield. As ranks of women in the American military swell, so do incidents of rape. An estimated 30 percent of servicewomen and at least 1 percent of servicemen are sexually assaulted during their enlistment, not by the enemy, but at the hands of fellow soldiers. With stark clarity and escalating revelations, The Invisible War exposes a rape epidemic in the armed forces, investigating the institutions that perpetuate it as well as its profound personal and social consequences.

Watch The Invisible War (2012) here.


On the Record (movie poster)


A film by Oscar nominees Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, and first reported by The New York Times, On the Record presents the haunting story of former A&R executive Drew Dixon, whose career and personal life were upended by the alleged abuse she faced from her high-profile male bosses. The documentary follows Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward to publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. The film chronicles Dixon’s story, as well as those of fellow Simmons accusers Sil Lai Abrams and Sheri Sher, delving into the ways black women’s voices are too often silenced and ignored.

Watch On The Record (2020) here.