• Coercive Control

  • How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life
  • By: Evan Stark
  • Narrated by: William Sarris
  • Length: 21 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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By: Evan Stark
Narrated by: William Sarris
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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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Wow

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

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phenomenonal

fabulous book on the origins and methods of abusive behavior inrelationships!

a must read for anyone who has ever been in a bad relationship!!!

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A hopeful glimpse

This work puts statistics to the malevolence occurring on a daily basis in millions of relationships. This is an outline to present to lawmakers regarding the change, that must come, to our judicial system and outlines specific perceptions, prejudices and policies as hurdles and obstacles to this goal.
This was a very validating read and I feel heard.

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