• Coercive Control

  • How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life
  • By: Evan Stark
  • Narrated by: William Sarris
  • Length: 21 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Evan Stark, founder of one of America's first battered women's shelters, shows how "domestic violence" is neither primarily domestic nor necessarily violent, but a pattern of controlling behaviors more akin to terrorism and hostage-taking. 

Drawing on court records, interviews, and FBI statistics, Stark details coercive strategies that men use to deny women their very personhood, from "beeper games" to food logs to micromanaging dress, speech, sexual activity, and work. Stark urges us to move beyond the injury model and focus on the real victimization that allows men to violate women's human rights with impunity.   

Provocative and brilliantly argued, Coercive Control reframes abuse as a liberty crime rather than a crime of assault and points the way to bringing "real" equality for women in line with their formal rights to personhood and citizenship, freedom, and safety.

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So well done. The research is strong, the communication ending, the conclusions insightful. A work of art on coercive control!

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  • taylor laing
  • 07-29-21

Evan Stark is a life saver

Evan Stark has such a clear understanding of the devastating effects of coercive control. He has saved so many women and children during his career. Keep up your amazing work Evan!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-23-21

Great book

Considering when Stark wrote this book and the current climate around coercive control in Australia, it an important book for any person looking to understand the dynamics of family/domestic/partner violence in the current and recent historical.

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