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Had it Coming by Robyn Doolittle
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Aug 24, 2021 | ISBN 9781586422899

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“Doolittle brings journalistic rigor and balance to a heated discussion. Had It Coming is a welcome respite from endless think-pieces about toxic masculinity that do little to change hearts and minds.–The Santa Fe New Mexican

In this “accessible investigation…Doolittle, has raised ‘tough questions’ about sexual assault: ‘When does an action cross the line? What should happen to those who have committed harm? What exactly should the courts be doing differently? How do you reconcile a victim’s right to call out the abuser with an accused person’s right to self-defense and a fair hearing?’ . . .  a balanced consideration of a timely issue.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Doolittle injects herself into the narrative as she interviews experts. The book can be best read as a useful primer on the myths still embedded in how sexual assault is treated within the courts and culture . . .” Maclean’s

“An in-depth look at how attitudes around sexual harassment and assault are changing in the #MeToo era.” — CBC

“[Doolittle’s] analysis of a complex and difficult subject is colorful and prismatic . . . She uses a conversational, approachable tone to make the book relatable to people on both sides of the ‘he said, she said’ fence.” Literary Review of Canada

“[A] nuanced, open-minded, de-politicized discussion of our post-#MeToo world.” — Refinery29

“Doolittle writes with lucidity and heart, directly addressing the challenges posed by a book that delves onto a topic that often leads to knee-jerk reactions and polarizing debates. Instead of capitulating to these impulses, she chooses to explore the questions of the moment with the nuance and detail they deserve . . . A must-read for all Canadians.” Quill & Quire

“. . . rigorous reportage and unflinching. . . . [a] vital read.” Now Toronto

“Should be mandatory reading in high school health classes to accompany lessons about consent to speed up a much-needed cultural shift in how sexual assault cases are judged. . . . it’s an important read that forces readers to question their knee-jerk reactions affiliated with #MeToo–and makes them think twice before typing a tweet.” The Winnipeg Free Press

“Its style straightforward and investigative, the book’s analysis is accessible, and the facts it delivers stand to force the interrogation of individuals’ blind spots. Had It Coming is an important text about how North American cultures handle sexual assault; it pushes progress toward durable social changes.” Foreword Reviews

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