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by Emma Crameri (subscribe)
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Published June 8th 2016
I am woman, hear me roar
Speaking Out by Tara Moss
Speaking Out by Tara Moss


Speaking Out by Tara Moss is billed as a '21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls'. The introduction paints a sobering and alarming picture with statistics about how underrepresented women are in the important spheres of life.

Did you know that worldwide fewer than one out of every four people we hear from or about in the media is female? Count next time you are watching television.

This phenomenon is called unconscious bias. Tara writes that "Many of us, regardless of gender, would like to believe we are free of personal biases. But the cumulative effect of hearing men more than women over a long period of time has been that male voices, perspectives and issues are more often promoted, and the male voice overall is 'normalised' as the standard speaking position."

Tara Moss will inspire you to start speaking out more. She provides practical tips about using your voice and conquering your fear of speaking. She talks about how to avoid being silenced and interrupted. She lists some helpful golden rules for writing.

The third part of the book is devoted to what to expect when you speak out. There is information about the twelve diversionary tactics and tips to handling criticism.

Then Tara addresses an important topic for women, and that's knowing how and when to say no. She follows this up with practical advice about online safety and cyber bullying.

I recommend 'Speaking Out' to any female who needs to have good communication skills at work or any women with an online presence. If you have ever felt bullied or belittled because of what you said than this book is for you.

Speaking Out by Tara Moss is available from your favourite book store and online as an ebook.

Speaking Out by Tara Moss
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN: 9781460751336
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Why? A guide to speaking out safely and confidently
Cost: RRP: $22.99
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Great book review. I would like to read this book. I like books that empower women.
by CassandraJoy (score: 3|1018) 769 days ago
I like that the book addresses the consequences of speaking out and how to handle criticism.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6149) 768 days ago
Great review! Sounds like an interesting book.
by Jennifer Muirhead (score: 3|1024) 554 days ago
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