That book is "Be Fierce: Stop Harassment And Take Your Power Back."
Unlike so much of the media coverage about Carlson's (settled) lawsuit filed against former Fox News head Roger Ailes, her book is very buttoned-down.
The rhetoric isn't bombastic.
The content is well-researched.
For example, it tracks the beginnings of the use of the phrase "sexual harassment." That was at Cornell University in 1975. Activists brought to the attention of media the situation of a female employee who quit after continual inappropriate attention by her boss. Time magazine, then very influential, leveraged that new term.
In addition, Carlson discusses the first legal case back in 1974, brought by African-American female Paulette Barnes. Her employer had been the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In the first round in court, she lost. But won on appeal, including $18,000 in back pay. So, yes, employment lawyers, both plaintiff and defense, as well as activists should read this book.
Published last month, already "Be Fierce" has received 80 customer reviews and a 4.5 rating on Amazon. There it ranks 9,511. Here you can order it.
Carlson's genius, it seems, was that from the get-go she was on the right side of history. Timing, we know, is everything. That ranges from marketing healthy food to advocacy of causes such as eliminating inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.
When she took on the Fox News rogue ethos of males' demanding sexual favors, the world listened.
Sure, she brings out in her book, some labeled her an embittered has-been who wasn't pretty enough to have been harassed. But, overall, there has been that same "Click" mindset about this issue that had been made standard by MS. Magazine during second-wave feminism.
Another thing Carlson did right was configure her lawsuit against Ailes as a private person.
This allowed her to bypass the company's mandate of arbitration. Also, it threw a harsh spotlight on the heavily flawed human being Ailes had been. Until then, his signature was the wild success of cable network Fox.
Gabriel Sherman's book had aired a bit of Ailes' bullying attitude toward women but had other, at the time, bigger fish to fry. That book was "The Loudest Voice in the Room." Published in January 2014, it remains a brisk seller on Amazon. Here you can order it.
The 1970s phrase for the current phenomenon of push-back against sexual harassment had been "consciousness raising." That can also be applied to what has gone mainstream in the culture.
On my Facebook page, for instance, an old friend in Connecticut reminds us how common it was for male co-workers and bosses to bang us on the a__ss with whatever. The gesture was supposed to be received as friendly.
But, the reality was that it wasn't invited. And, if it happened in public it undermined our status and power in the organization.
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