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Book tackles sexual harassment in middle, high schools

Dr. Regina Rahimi, assistant professor in the Department of Adolescent and Adult Learning (Source: AASU) Dr. Regina Rahimi, assistant professor in the Department of Adolescent and Adult Learning (Source: AASU)
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

An Armstrong Atlantic State University assistant professor recently published a book about sexual harassment in middle schools and high schools. 

Dr. Regina Rahimi, assistant professor in the Department of Adolescent and Adult Learning, recently published Pervasive Vulnerabilities: Sexual Harassment in School. 

The book addresses the sexual double standard that continues to hold girls and women accountable for male sexual aggression, and demonstrates that this double standard still dismisses males who harass young women with a cavalier "boys will be boys attitude," while castigating young women for sexual expression, according to an AASU news release. 

The book is the result of 10 years of research by Rahimi, who co-authored the book with Georgia Southern University professor Dr. Delores D. Liston.

The book puts forth sexual harassment issues in four major areas: the impact on women's lives, sometimes long after high school; the perceptions of teachers who interact with adolescents; the experiences of girls in middle and high school; and the behaviors and attitudes of young men in middle and high school, according to the news release.  

Pervasive Vulnerabilities will be released on Dec. 15, and will be available locally at Barnes & Noble at Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah. It can also be preordered online at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

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