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When did you last beat your wife?

Edmund Burke remarked ‘For evil to triumph, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.’ For nearly thirty years men have done very little to protect themselves from being disenfranchised from their homes and their children.

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Prone to Violence: Chapter One

Erin Pizzey is the world’s greatest pioneer into the subject of intimate partner violence (IPV). She is the great groundbreaker in both research about and service provision to the victims. From her book,
Prone to Violence, she shows us just how off track we currently are in dealing with IPV.


Refuting 40 years of lies about domestic violence

In 1971, Erin Pizzey founded the very first battered women’s shelter in the world. She had no idea what would be coming her way for her troubles, including death threats, bomb threats, and multiple incidents of stalking.

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A terrorist in the family

Erin Pizzey provides a succint overview of the family terrorist, and just as importantly the componants of personality, the “will to health” that must be embraced by their victims in order to move out the chaos and into more functional living

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We often talk of getting help to victims of abuse. And sometimes, talk is all we can do. Some forms of abuse push people past the edge of help, though we should never quit trying.