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Title: Consent: A Memior Of Unwanted Attention
Author: Donna Frietas
Genre: Memoirs & Biographies
Page count: 352
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Publishing Date: August 13, 2019
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.
I volunteered to read and review this book. I got this book of Netgalley.com This book is about what she did and how she felt about what had happened. She told her friend about what had happened to her, when they was having coffee. She wished it didn’t happen to her. Now she is two different people, one who is confident and the other is a victim of being stalked by a professor. This book is well written. It makes you think about what is going on in people’s head.