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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;…

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Autobiography Indigenous Violence

Halfbreed

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…

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Poetry Violence Women of Colour

Womanslaughter

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sexuality Violence

Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape

Against Our Will: Men, Womenand Rape Susan Brownmiller Simon & Schuster 1975 From Wikipedia: Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape is a 1975 book about rape by Susan Brownmiller. The book is widely credited with changing public outlooks and attitudes about rape. Brownmiller criticizes authors such as Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels for what she considers their oversights…

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Pornography Sexuality Theory Violence

Letters from a War Zone

Letters from a War Zone Andrea Dworkin Dutton Books 1989 Reflections on writing and writers, freedom of speech and censorship, pornography, violence against women, and the politics of our time. Table of Contents Introduction Part One: Take Back the Night… The Lie… The Night and Danger… Pornography and GriefPart Two: Words… The Power of Words……