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Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear

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History of the setting up of a women's refuge and the case histories of some of the women who passed through it.
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published December 1st 1978 by Enslow Publishers (first published October 31st 1974)
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Aug 03, 2008 rated it liked it
Terrifying in her blunt honesty and recital of women's stories, Pizzey wastes no time in taking to task society, the government, and social service agencies for their utter failure to help women trying to escape from abusive relationships. I think this is probably one of the first books, if not the first book, to deal with the subject on an intimate level, rather than a scholarly one. What really struck me is how much has changed, and yet how little has changed in the fight to end violence again ...more
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just amazing, read this as a teenager and was in denial that this kind of thing went on...I think I became a young adult afterwards.
Rachel Smith
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not a fun book, as one might guess, but it is an important one to the issue of domestic violence. It's a book that is about both history and our human nature, though it's only historical because it was published in the 1970's; at the time of printing, it was accurate to its situation.

There were, and still are, a lot of women, men and children suffering due to familial violence, and Erin Pizzey captures this well in her book about her work with the Women's Aid in Chiswick. Her final note
Isaac Quill
The second Imprint adds extra value as it confirms that Erin Pizzey had by 1976 opened the First Refuge For Men and Boys, in line with her findings that Domestic Violence was not gendered but Social and Generational - and that Women were often as violent as men.

As Pizzey reports in her Autobiography "This Way to the Revolution: A Memoir"", whilst she had unquestioning support for Women's refuges and National Builders & Millionaires on tap to write cheques, no-one would help her with her Men
Miruna Radu
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: readbutnotowned
It was a very quick read :D
Apr 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-theory
This was one of the first books written about domestic violence and is a very powerful read.

Pizzey is a pioneer by creating the first women's shelter in the UK to protect women from their violent spouses.
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