Surviving Sexual Violence

Author: Thema Bryant-Davis
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442206411
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This book helps to empower survivors of sexual violation to navigate through the healing process. Sexual violation affects survivors but does not have to dictate their future, and this book shows readers how various paths to healing can help them, not only overcome the trauma of sexual assault, but also thrive as they move on with their lives.

Surviving Sexual Violence

Author: Liz Kelly
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745667430
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Women's awareness of the threat and reality of sexual violence is now perhaps more than ever publicly acknowledged. Yet this fact continues to be almost wholly ignored. This new study, based on in-depth interviews with 60 women, is the first to cover the experience of a range of forms of sexual violence over women's lifetimes. Drawing on feminist theory, developing a critique of male research and quoting extensively from the women interviewed, it developes feminist thought in several key areas: the similarities and differences between forms of sexual violence; the ways women define their experiences; and the strategies women use in resisting, coping with and surviving sexual violence. The author stresses the importance for all women of recognizing the incidents of sexual violence in their lives and seeing themselves and other women as survivors rather than victims. In highlighting the ways in which the media, the criminal justice system and even the "helping" profess ions contribute to the trivialization of sexual violence, she demonstrates the necessity of women organizing collectively to end this suffering.

Me Too Feminist Theory And Surviving Sexual Violence In The Academy

Author: Laura A. Gray-Rosendale
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1793611130
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Roar

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Violence Against Women

Author: Stanley G. French
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801484520
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This is the first anthology to take a theoretical look at violence against women. Each essay shows how philosophy provides a powerful tool for examining a difficult and deep-rooted social problem. Stanley G. French, Wanda Teays, and Laura M. Purdy, all philosophers, present a familiar phenomenon in a new and striking fashion.The editors employ a two-tiered approach to this vital issue. Contributors consider both interpersonal violence, such as rape and battering; and also systemic violence, such as sexual harassment, pornography, prostitution, and violence in a medical context. The editors have further broadened the discussion to include such cross-cultural issues as rape in war, dowry deaths, female genital mutilation, and international policies on violence against women. Against this wide range of topics, which integrate personal perspectives with the philosophical, the contributors offer powerful analyses of the causes and effects of violence against women, as well as potential policies for effecting change.

Recovery

Author: Helen Benedict
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231514545
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Recovery

The Right To Survive

Author: Françoise Nduwimana
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Breaking Through The Silence

Author: Marissa F. Cohen
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ISBN: 9781979272360
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Through the eyes of 20 warriors of sexual assault, you will be transformed into the mindset and universe of a person that has battled for and won their lives back from someone who aimed to take it away from them. Breaking Through the Silence; the Journey to Surviving Sexual Assault is a compilation book of interviews from warriors of from all over the world, as well as 18 professionals and other people that provide a support system, from SANE nurses to Friends, for warriors. The purpose of this book is to allow warriors who still feel isolated and silenced to know that they are never alone, that they never will be alone. By including stories from other warriors, victims can find someone to relate to. They can see their journey, what happened, how they reacted, what they used to cope, and finally, where they are now, and gain insight and hope in maneuvering through their journey to survive. And following the stories, are first-person accounts from professionals in related fields; SANE nurses, Detectives, Prosecutors, Social Workers and more. As well as other means of support; Friends, Advocates, Significant others. These are the people who make up the full support system that many warriors used to help them cope and heal. It is also an easily navigated manual for support systems to utilize when they are helping a survivor. The insight you'll gain from reading this will help understand what the warrior is going through, whether or not they are capable of fully verbalizing it yet. The lessons, insights, mentalities, coping mechanisms, everything your survivor may be experiencing, can be better understood from the voice of someone else who experienced it and coped with it. The events in this book are all very different. No two assaults are the same, ever. However, there are pieces that connect us all to each other. There are similarities, and comfort in the fact that no story is unique. To recognize that is powerful. It unites us all and makes us stronger together. Once we all see the light and realize that there are more people who have been traumatized like this, than people who are assaulting, it will take power from the abusers, and put it in the hands of the warriors. We can and will end this.A prevalent theme throughout this book is advice from warriors. Almost every warrior will tell you that talking about it makes the entire situation easier to conceptualize and heal. Most of us, myself included, began our healing journey the moment we were able to admit it to ourselves and somebody else that we were raped or assaulted. It is so unfortunately common for people to feel ashamed that this has happened to them as if it's our faults, we asked for it, or we deserved it. But that is COMPLETELY untrue. This happened TO us. WE didn't make the choice, in fact, we didn't have a choice. The people who abuse us deserve to feel the way we feel. We deserve the platform & strength to be supported and speak out about what happened to us without backlash, disbelief, and shame. This book is our call to action. There are more than 1 in 4 women and girls, and 1 in 6 men and boys that are sexually assaulted every year. Those numbers are inferred from the number of cases that are reported every year and produced by the CDC. As you'll see through the content in this book, those numbers are significantly lower than the real number of assaults per year. Only about 5% of assaults are reported. The world is changing. Our voices are beginning to be heard, but it is just starting. Let's teach society how life-changing it is to be raped and assaulted by telling our stories. We need to be the change and speak up. At the end of the day, everybody knows somebody who has endured some type of sexual assault, whether you know it or not. Understanding that sexual assault changes the person you are, may deter a support network from turning their back on a survivor because of the way they are handling their assault.

Loving To Survive

Author: Dee L.R. Graham
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814738540
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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 political candidate? Why women are no more likely than men to embrace feminism--a movement by, about, and for women? Why some women stay with men who abuse them? Loving to Survive addresses just these issues and poses a surprising answer. Likening women's situation to that of hostages, Dee L. R. Graham and her co- authors argue that women bond with men and adopt men's perspective in an effort to escape the threat of men's violence against them. Dee Graham's announcement, in 1991, of her research on male-female bonding was immediately followed by a national firestorm of media interest. Her startling and provocative conclusion was covered in dozens of national newspapers and heatedly debated. In Loving to Survive, Graham provides us with a complete account of her remarkable insights into relationships between men and women. In 1973, three women and one man were held hostage in one of the largest banks in Stockholm by two ex-convicts. These two men threatened their lives, but also showed them kindness. Over the course of the long ordeal, the hostages came to identify with their captors, developing an emotional bond with them. They began to perceive the police, their prospective liberators, as their enemies, and their captors as their friends, as a source of security. This seemingly bizarre reaction to captivity, in which the hostages and captors mutually bond to one another, has been documented in other cases as well, and has become widely known as Stockholm Syndrome. The authors of this book take this syndrome as their starting point to develop a new way of looking at male-female relationships. Loving to Survive considers men's violence against women as crucial to understanding women's current psychology. Men's violence creates ever-present, and therefore often unrecognized, terror in women. This terror is often experienced as a fear for any woman of rape by any man or as a fear of making any man angry. They propose that women's current psychology is actually a psychology of women under conditions of captivitythat is, under conditions of terror caused by male violence against women. Therefore, women's responses to men, and to male violence, resemble hostages' responses to captors. Loving to Survive explores women's bonding to men as it relates to men's violence against women. It proposes that, like hostages who work to placate their captors lest they kill them, women work to please men, and from this springs women's femininity. Femininity describes a set of behaviors that please men because they communicate a woman's acceptance of her subordinate status. Thus, feminine behaviors are, in essence, survival strategies. Like hostages who bond to their captors, women bond to men in an effort to survive. This is a book that will forever change the way we look at male-female relationships and women's lives.

The Men Who Killed Me

Author: Anne-Marie
Editor: D & M Publishers
ISBN: 1926812476
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In the 100 days of genocide that ravaged Rwanda in 1994, one million people were killed and as many as 500,000 women and girls were raped. No one was spared. Grandmothers were raped in front of their grandchildren; young girls witnessed their families being massacred before being taken as sex slaves. Nearly all the women who survived were victims of sexual violence or were profoundly affected by it. An astounding 70 percent are HIV-positive. In Rwanda’s social and cultural climate, survivors who speak out face discrimination and isolation. The Men Who Killed Me features testimonials from 17 Rwandan survivors. Through their narratives and Samer Muscati’s powerful portraits of them, these 16 women and one man bear witness not only to the crimes they and their countrymen endured, but to the incredible courage that has allowed them to survive and flourish.