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Freeing Tammy

Author: Jody Raphael
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1555538355
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The latest volume in the popular trilogy of books about women, poverty, and violence

Violence Against Women In Families And Relationships 4 Volumes

Author: Eve S. Buzawa
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275998479
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This comprehensive overview of domestic violence against women and children in America covers the services meant to combat it, the legal approaches to prosecuting it, the public's attitudes toward it, and the successes and failures of systems meant to address it.

Equality With A Vengeance

Author: Molly Dragiewicz
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1555537391
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A provocative investigation of how fathers rights groups are trying to erode the gains of the battered women s movement"

Listening To Olivia

Author: Jody Raphael
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
ISBN: 1555538533
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For nineteen years, Olivia lived the shadowy life of stripper, streetwalker, and heroin addict on the fringes of society. Leaving a troubled home at age sixteen to land a seemingly glamorous job at a Chicago stripclub, she became trapped in a web of prostitution and drug addiction that eventually forced her onto the streets and into a world of hardship at the hands of abusive men. But Olivia, a resourceful, vibrant woman of color, ultimately escaped the prostitution lifestyle and is now director of addiction services at a community counseling program, working to support drug-dependent women. Listening to Olivia is the compelling account of her descent into poverty and abuse together with her hard fought recovery. By assimilating new research on the women and girls in prostitution - in addition to their male customers - Jody Raphael discovers that experiences like Olivia's are alarmingly common and argues that the sex trade as an institution promotes violence against women. Smashing both the common stereotype of the depraved streetwalker and abstract feminist arguments legitimizing prostitution as the sexual liberation of women, the author uncovers an emerging multimillion-dollar global trafficking industry that detains women in a violent cycle of exploitation and dependence. Olivia's own insights on her turbulent childhood, stripping in clubs, soliciting on the street, drug addiction, brutal pimps, her three pregnancies, and her extraordinary transformation highlight important new questions: who are the men who buy sex from such poor, strung out women; and why are so many of these men so violent? Olivia's story gives a human face to the overwhelmingly low-income, non-white, and unempowered young women in prostitution today. Combined with a wealth of new findings, this gripping and accessible study challenges the academy, the legal system, and society as a whole to wake up and listen to the women like Olivia.

Der Lange Weg Zur Freiheit

Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Saving Bernice

Author: Jody Raphael
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
ISBN: 1555538525
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Skillfully interweaving Bernice's own eloquent words about her harrowing abuse with descriptions of other women's similar experiences and a rich synthesis of statistical findings, Jody Raphael demonstrates convincingly that domestic violence and dependence on public assistance are intricately linked. In a work that is sure to stir controversy, she challenges traditional views and stereotypes (conservative and liberal) about welfare recipients, arguing that many poor women are neither lazy nor paralyzed by a "culture of poverty," but instead are trapped by their batterers. Bernice's ordeals at the hands of her abusive partner -- brutal beatings, violent rapes, threats on her life, stalking, blocked access to birth control, and sabotage of efforts to find a job -- resonate throughout the work. The experiences she relates provide crucial insights into the welfare system and illuminate its failures, successes, and potential in helping women like her. This disquieting yet inspiring book puts a human face on the heated public policy debate over welfare reform. Above all, it is Bernice's life story and, through her voice, the story of countless other battered women who are isolated in poverty and welfare by the power and control of their abusers.

The Freeing Of Gaspar

Author: AnnMarie Bernstine
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504364856
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This is a story about good versus evil. A woman, a beekeeper, is also a witch. Her quest for power is threatening a family of seven. Once she discovers that trapping a family member gives her more strength, she will stop at nothing to trap other members of this family. The first member of the family to be trapped is the father. After several months of being trapped by this evil witch, he is finally set free. He has been set free accidently by a very special young girl. The second member of the family of seven to be trapped by the evil witch is the daughter of the family. Her father seeks help from the very special young girl who set him free. But the young girls father will not allow her to help. So he leaves and goes back to where his daughter is trapped. If he cannot free her, at least he can be near her. Much to his surprise, the young girl and her father show up at his door one day. They have come to help him free his daughter. He already has a plan in place to free his daughter. But it will not work without this special young girl. So when this special young girl and her father show up, he is thrilled. The girl is there for only two days when she is able to free the mans daughter. The fathers and the daughters spend time together, celebrating freedom. It is not long after the very special young girl and her father leave that the evil witch is stalking another member of the family. This takes the freed father and daughter on a train ride that is grueling, to say the least. They end up in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Will this evil witch get to their family before they do?

Rape Is Rape

Author: Jody Raphael
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 161374479X
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More than 80 percent of rapes in the United States are committed by someone the victim knows. Rape deniers endanger the rights of women, condone the behavior of serial rapists, and adversely affect victims and judicial outcomes. Raphael reveals how widespread victim blaming and distortion of the facts are being used to further political agendas.

Gil S All Fright Diner

Author: A. Lee Martinez
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429913622
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Bloodier than Fried Green Tomatoes! Funnier than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer . . . Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley. But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg. Seems someone's out to drive Loretta from the Diner, and more than willing to raise a little Hell on Earth if that's what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the Diner's troubles, they'll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig-latin. And maybe--just maybe--the End of the World, too. Gory, sexy, and flat-out hilarious, Gil's All Fright Diner will tickle your funnybone--before ripping it out of its socket! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.