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 […]
By Erin Pizzey Those of us working in the field of domestic violence are confronted daily by the difficult task of working with women in problematical families. In my work with family violence, I have come to recognize that there are women involved in emotionally and/or physically violent relationships who express and enact disturbance beyond […]
By Andy Thomas Foreword This essay originates, in part, from an AVfM article by Jewel Eldora and a discussion in its comment section . The theme of Eldora’s article is that men do not have a mechanism for “in-group bias” and, as such, men as a group are “idiots”. You may have realised yourself, for example, […]
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.
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.