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Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for Women Sexually Assaulted by Male Partners (2006) written by Dr. Patricia Easteal & Louise McOrmond-Plummer

Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for Women Sexually Assaulted by Male Partners, is now available. Drawing on the experiences and voices of 30 survivors of partner rape from Australia, North America, Canada and the UK, it is a healing/resource book for survivors, supporters and professionals in the fields of counselling and advocacy internationally.

Retails for $35.00. Currently being offered by the authors for $27.00 including postage


In Breaking Rank Norm Stamper (2005) writes as a “pioneering public servant and former top cop of Seattle, WA, USA.  He makes powerful arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the death penalty, and radically revising approaches to prostitution and gun control. Opening the book with a powerful letter to former Tacoma police chief David Brame, who shot his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, Stamper educates us to the violent world of domestic abuse that cops must not only navigate, but which some also perpetrate.  While supporting the importance of policing in America, Stamper exposes a troubling police culture of racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still pervasive within the 21st century force (adapted from book jacket).”

Published by Nation Books, ISBN: 1-56025-693-1


A woman in an Insecure World (2005) by The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) takes stock of the scope and magnitude of violence experienced by women. It highlights the active role women can have in peacemaking and post-conflict reconstruction. For what makes women’s role in combating violence indispensable is that they demonstrate the capability of overcoming the trauma of violent acts, to survive and help in the survival of others, and to contribute actively to building peace. The book provides analytical data and statistics, legal documents and policy recommendations complemented by feature stories and illustrations. Reprint from Web site www.dcaf.ch/publicatins, 9/06

Copies of this book available at:
DCAF, Rue de Chantepoulet 11, P.O.Box 1360
CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland

ISBN: 92-9222-028-4

The Macho Paradox (2006) by Jackson Katz:
Men’s role in ending violence against women is given substantial support in Katz’s insightful book.  Written from the position that violence against women is a men’s issue, Katz explores where men can be engaged on the issue and how men can contribute.  His big tent approach takes the anti-violence message where it can impact primary prevention efforts and where leadership is found: boys and young men in intramural athletic programs, professional sports teams, and the military.  With a deep analysis of this long-running pandemic, Katz contributes important discourse on sexism and respect for women.  This work also provides an understanding of feminism and is grounded in feminist principle.  Katz provides a readable primer for men that convincingly asks men to ally with women in stopping violence against women.

Published by Sourcebooks, Inc., ISBN: 1-4022-0401-9


Women's Police Stations (2005) by Cecelia MacDowell Santos examines the changing and complex relationship between women and the state, and the construction of gendered citizenship. These are police stations run exclusively by police women for women with the authority to investigate crimes against women, such as domestic violence, assault, and rape. São Paulo was the home of the first such police station, and there are now more than 300 women's police stations throughout Brazil. Cecilia MacDowell Santos examines the importance of this phenomenon in book form for the first time, looking at the dynamics of the relationship between women and the state as a consequence of a political regime as well as other factors, and exploring the notion of gendered citizenship (Publisher Comments).

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 031224021X

You Can Be Free (2005) by Ginny NiCarthy and Sue Davidson:  an easy-to-read handbook for abused women. 

If you are a woman being hurt by someone you love, this book is for you.  It can help you understand your situation and find ways to change it.  This guide offers straightforward, sensible information on how to establish a safety plan for you and your children, as well as advice on who best to find a safer home.  This new edition includes guidance specifically for Deaf women, immigrant women, rural women and women with disabilities.  It also includes exercises to help you gain self esteem (Publishers Comments). 

Published by Seal Press, an imprint of Avalon Publishing Group, Inc., ISBN-13: 978-1-58005-159-0


URGENT Message from MOTHER by Jean Shinoda Brolen (2005): “Women are experienced in looking after the children and fragile elders, cleaning up, setting the house in order, being frugal with resources, putting food on the table, maintaining peace in the family, and staying on good terms with the neighbors.  These are the same tasks that need doing in the community, and on a national and planetary scale.  The world needs what women can do.  The world needs ‘mother’ to set things right in our unbalanced world (p. 8). Not restricted to ‘women who give birth’ but as an archetype [e.g., Mother Earth], a principle, in both women and men, that holds for love, compassion, respect for all people, animals and plants (p. 15).  From the first Mother’s Day Proclamation, as a call for women to gather and bring peace to the world, to today, Brolen tells how and why women are uniquely suited to the task to save trees, jobs and lives (adapted from book jacket).”

Published by Conari Press an imprint of Red Wheel/Wreiser, LLC, ISBN: 1-57324-265-9