By Erin Pizzey During 1970, I was a young housewife with a husband, two children, two dogs and a cat. We lived in Hammersmith, West London, and I didn’t see much of my husband because he worked for TV’s Nationwide. I was lonely and isolated, and longed for something other than the usual cooking, cleaning […]
Editor’s note: Much content originally hosted on this site was lost during a host migration which occured some years back. In the coming months, we will be re-publishing many of the original works. To this aim, here is another ground breaking piece by Erin. By Erin Pizzey Just recently a ‘battered woman,’ for that is […]
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.