Pornography Violence

Take Back the Night: Women on Pornography

Take Back the Night: Women on Pornography Laura Lederer HarperCollins 1980 A collection of articles by women concerning the dangers of pornography and exploring the issue of limiting those dangers without violating the right to freedom of speech. Selected chapters available to read here. Table of Contents 1. Questions We Get Asked Most Often /…

Guidelines Violence

Men Who Hate Women & Women Who Love Them: When Loving Hurts and You Don’t Know Why

Men Who Hate Women & Women Who Love Them: When Loving Hurts and You Don’t Know Why Susan Forward and Joan Torres Bantam Books 1986 Is this the way love is supposed to feel?• Does the man you love assume the right to control how you live and behave?• Have you given up important activities…

Research Violence

Voices of the Survivors

Voices of the Survivors Patricia Easteal Spinifex 1994 The responses of women to a national survey on sexual abuse and rape are presented, with a large percentage of the book made up of survivors comments, letters and stories. The material is arranged by the relationship of the perpetrator to the victim: incest; husbands; estranged partners;…

Autobiography Indigenous Violence


Halfbreed Maria Campbell E P Dutton 1973 Maria Campbell’s biography is a classic, vital account of a young Métis woman’s struggle to come to terms with the joys, sorrows, loves and tragedies of her northern Saskatchewan childhood. Maria was a strong and sensitive child who lived in a community robbed of its pride and dignity…

Poetry Violence Women of Colour


Womanslaughter Pat Parker Diana Press 1978 From Wikipedia: Parker’s elder sister, Shirley Jones, was shot and killed by her husband. Parker wrote the autobiographical poem, Womanslaughter, based on this event. In the poem, Parker notes that Her things were hisincluding her life. The perpetrator was convicted of “womanslaughter”, not murder, because Men cannot kill their…

Sexuality Violence

Loving to Survive: Sexual Terror, Men’s Violence, and Women’s Lives

Loving to Survive: Sexual Terror,Men’s Violence, and Women’s Lives Dee Graham New York University Press 1994 Have you wondered: Why women are more sympathetic than men toward O. J. Simpson? Why women were no more supportive of the Equal Rights Amendment than men? Why women are no more likely than men to support a female…

Guidelines Radical Violence

Radical Feminist Therapy: Working in the Context of Violence

Radical Feminist Therapy: Working in the Context of Violence Bonnie Burstow SAGE 1992 With an emphasis on violence against women and on women’s responses to it – such as depression, splitting and eating disturbances – this volume furthers the radicalization of feminist therapy. It serves as a comprehensive introduction for trainees and as an ongoing…

Pornography Radical Violence

Against Sadomasochism: A Radical Feminist Analysis

Against Sadomasochism: ARadical Feminist Analysis Robin Ruth Linden, Darlene R. Pagano,Diana E. H. Russell and Susan Leigh Star Frog in the Well 1982 A 1982 radical feminist anthology edited by Robin Ruth Linden, Darlene R. Pagano, Diana E. H. Russell, and Susan Leigh Star. The essays in the book critique sadomasochism and BDSM from a…

Ecology India Violence

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Survival in India

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Survival in India Vandana Shiva Kali for Women 1988 From Spinifex Press: Shiva links the violation of nature with the violation and marginalisation of women in the Third World by examining the position of women in relation to nature – the forests, the food chain and water supplies. She shows…

Research Violence

The Politics of Rape: The Victim’s Perspective

The Politics of Rape: TheVictim’s Perspective Diana E.H. Russell Stein and Day 1974 In her pioneer book, The Politics of Rape (1975, 1984), Diana E. H. Russell was among the first feminist writers to offer a revolutionary new understanding of rape as a manifestation of sexism.  In a series of beautifully executed but wrenching interviews with 22…