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Robert Fuller, author of Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank, has a theory he calls "rankism", a form of discrimination based on rank that crosses all cultural lines. We've all been on the receiving end of rank abuse and maybe we've been guilty of doing it ourselves. Robert Fuller argues that rankism pervades and weakens our society. He'll offer some suggestions of how to cope with the stresses of uneven power relationships. All parents fear the death of a child. Dawna Speers was no different. But when her boyfriend murdered her 19-year-old daughter Monica in 1991, Dawna Speers moved beyond grief into action. She founded the Speers Society, which seeks to prevent young people from entering abusive relationships. She joins us to share her story and tell us about her work. This show contains Imprint segment "Rejection Letters".
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Oct 08, 2003
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