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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.

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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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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.

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Love’s bitter rebuke

The story of domestic abuse is often the story of an entire family. It is a complex, messy emotional affair that for most will only be healed with a healthy dose of forgiveness.

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Domestic violence: The real victims

When it comes to domestic violence, the real perpetrators are adults and the real victims are children.

Until we start to understand this, and act on it in good faith, we will achieve nothing more than further pitting men and women against each other, and leaving more children devastated in the wake of their battles.

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