Offenses Against Women
I'll Be Gone in the Dark
One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Paperback ISBN: 0062319795
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018. SCIBA Book Award Winner A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018. Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt “A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.
Not That Bad
Dispatches from Rape Culture
Paperback ISBN: 0062413511
This collection of first-person essays selected and edited by the author of Bad Feminist discusses rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment with contributions from Ally Sheedy, Gabrielle Union, Amy Jo Burns, Claire Schwartz, and Bob Shacochis. Original. 75,000 first printing.
I Am Malala
The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Hardcover ISBN: 0316322407
Malala will tell the inspirational story of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life to stand up to the Taliban for her right to go to school. It will also be the story of her unusual family who refused to be cowed or silenced as Islamic militants turned their homeland into hell: an enlightened father from a poor background who overcame a terrible stammer to win a speaking contest, and follow his dream of opening a school, and a beautiful and illiterate mother from an important political family. In vivid detail, Malala will tell of their bravery and determination in the face of extremism, capturing the daily challenges of trying to lead a normal life in a world transformed by terror. It will be a book about the importance of speaking up against intolerance and hate, and about the dangers of complacency.
Essays on Surviving an American Obsession
Paperback ISBN: 0062657143
A collection of essays exploring the American obsession with dead women in literature and pop culture features pieces on Twin Peaks, Britney Spears and Joan Didion and the podcast Serial. Original.
I Never Called It Rape
The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape
Paperback ISBN: 006284430x
A new edition of the 1988 classic text that exposed the extreme prevalence of rape in America, coining the term acquaintance rape and establishing the disturbing statistics on sexual assault that still hold just as true today—now featuring an original preface from Gloria Steinem, a new introduction by Salamishah Tillet, an updated afterword by Mary P. Koss, PH.D., as well as an updated resources section. “Essential. . . . It is nonpolemical, lucid, and speaks eloquently not only to the victims of acquaintance rape but to all those caught in its net.”— Philadelphia Inquirer In 1988, Robin Warshaw wrote I Never Called It Rape, the ground-breaking book that revealed a staggering truth: 25% of women were the victims of rape or attempted rape. Over 80% of these women knew their assailants. Warhsaw based her reportage on the first large-scale study into rape ever, conducted by Ms. Magazine in the late 80s. Thirty years later, we now have a wealth of statistics on rape. The disturbing truth is that the figures have not diminished. That our culture enables rape is not just shown by the numbers—the outbreak of allegations against serial rapists from Bill Cosby to Harvey Weinstein and the 2016 presidential election of Donald Trump, a man who was recorded bragging about sexual assault, have further amplified this horrifying truth. With over 80,000 copies sold to date, I Never Called It Rape has served as a guide to understanding rape as a cultural phenomenon for tens of thousands—providing women and men with strategies to address our rape endemic; survivors with the context and resources to help them heal from their experiences; and pulling the wool from all our eyes on the pervasiveness of rape and sexual assault today. As relevant today as when it was first published, this new edition features Warshaw’s original report and her 1994 Introduction, as well as an original Preface from Gloria Steinem, a new Introduction by Salamishah Tillet on how the cultural landscape has evolved since the 1980s, an updated Afterword by Mary P. Koss, PH.D., examining the ways she would approach the research she did for Ms. differently today, as well as an updated resources section.
Fight Like a Girl...and Win
Defense Decisions for Women
Paperback ISBN: 0312357729
A television journalist explains why women need to learn how to consider their options and train their reflexes to react before they find themselves in a potentially dangerous situation, offering helpful tips on mental self-defense and walking readers through thirty-five key decisions they need to make in order to save their lives. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching
Paperback ISBN: 0674061853
Between 1880 and 1930, close to 200 women were murdered by lynch mobs in the American South. Many more were tarred and feathered, burned, whipped, or raped. In this brutal world of white supremacist politics and patriarchy, a world violently divided by race, gender, and class, black and white women defended themselves and challenged the male power brokers. Crystal Feimster breaks new ground in her story of the racial politics of the postbellum South by focusing on the volatile issue of sexual violence. Pairing the lives of two Southern women—Ida B. Wells, who fearlessly branded lynching a white tool of political terror against southern blacks, and Rebecca Latimer Felton, who urged white men to prove their manhood by lynching black men accused of raping white women—Feimster makes visible the ways in which black and white women sought protection and political power in the New South. While Wells was black and Felton was white, both were journalists, temperance women, suffragists, and anti-rape activists. By placing their concerns at the center of southern politics, Feimster illuminates a critical and novel aspect of southern racial and sexual dynamics. Despite being on opposite sides of the lynching question, both Wells and Felton sought protection from sexual violence and political empowerment for women. Southern Horrors provides a startling view into the Jim Crow South where the precarious and subordinate position of women linked black and white anti-rape activists together in fragile political alliances. It is a story that reveals how the complex drama of political power, race, and sex played out in the lives of Southern women.
I Never Called It Rape
The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Aquaintance Rape
Paperback ISBN: 0060925728
Drawing on survey results and first-person accounts, a journalist explores the issue of date rape, explaining what it is, why it happens, and its devastating impact on victims, in a guide that includes helpful resources and counseling and support programs. Original.
A Memoir of Sexism
Paperback ISBN: 1609809130
Shirley Jackson Award-winning author and three-time Lambda Finalist, Chavisa Woods presents one hundred personal stories of sexism, harassment, discrimination, and assault. Recounting her experiences with sexist discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence—beginning in childhood, through the present—Woods lays out clear and unflinching personal vignettes that build in intensity as the number of times grows. Individually, and especially taken as a whole, these stories amount to powerful proof that sexual violence and discrimination are never just one-time occurrences, but part of a constant battle all women face every day. In these extraordinary pages, sexual violence and sexist discrimination occur regardless of age, in all spheres of society, in rural and urban areas alike, in the US and abroad, from Woods' youth through adulthood. Demonstrating how often people are conditioned to endure sexism and harassment, and how thoroughly men feel entitled to women’s spaces and bodies, 100 Times forces the reader to witness the myriad ways in which sexism and misogyny continuously shape women’s lives, and are built-in facets of our society.
What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren't Doing to Protect America's Women
Hardcover ISBN: 1442248270
Abetting Batterers reveals thetroubling patterns of inattention and incompetence that compromise the safety of women in the US. It looks at how the criminal justice system responds to the ever-growing problem of domestic violence, what preventative strategies and training have been developed and put in place, and why most are still failing.