“You save yourself or you remain unsaved.”
― Alice Sebold
“Now, should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for themselves? Of course. But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped. Women don’t get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get raped because they weren’t careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped them.”
― Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
“I can explain myself: If you want to be safe, walk in the middle of the street. I’m not joking. You’ve been told to look both ways before crossing the street, and the sidewalk is your friend, right? Wrong. I’ve spent years walking sidewalks at night. I’ve looked around me when it was dark, when there were men following me, creeping out of alleyways, attempting to goad me into speaking to them and shouting obscenities at me when I wouldn’t, and I suddenly realised that the only place left to go was the middle of street. But why would I risk it? Because the odds are in my favour. In the States, someone is killed in a car accident on average every 12.5 minutes, while someone is raped on average every 2.5 minutes. Even when factoring in that, one, I am generously including ALL car-related accidents and not just those involving accidents, and two, that the vast majorities of rapes still go unreported […] And, thus, this is now the way I live my life: out in the open, in the middle of everything, because the middle of the street is actually the safest place to walk.”
― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls
“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”
― Kurt Cobain
books about rape and hate crimes:
Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War by by Miriam Gebhardt;
The soldiers who occupied Germany after the Second World War were not only liberators: they also brought with them a new threat, as women throughout the country became victims of sexual violence. In this disturbing and carefully researched book, the historian Miriam Gebhardt reveals for the first time the scale of this human tragedy, which continued long after the hostilities had ended.
Discussion in recent years of the rape of German women committed at the end of the war has focused almost exclusively on the crimes committed by Soviet soldiers, but Gebhardt shows that this picture is misleading. Crimes were committed as much by the Western Allies - American, French and British - as by the members of the Red Army, and they occurred not only in Berlin but throughout Germany. Nor was the suffering limited to the immediate aftermath of the war. Gebhardt powerfully recounts how raped women continued to be the victims of doctors, who arbitrarily granted or refused abortions, welfare workers, who put pregnant women in homes, and wider society, which even today prefers to ignore these crimes.
Crimes Unspoken is the first historical account to expose the true extent of sexual violence in Germany at the end of the war, offering valuable new insight into a key period of 20th century history.
I Have Life: Raped, Stabbed & Left for Dead
by Marianne Thamm;
In this inspiring tale, Alison, the victim of a brutal rape and attempted murder, shares the courage and philosophy that allowed her to turn her tragic experiences into something life-affirming and strong. With bravery and a keen sense of self-awareness, Alison recounts how she was car-jacked at knifepoint, raped, stabbed so many times that the doctors could not count her wounds, and left for dead miles away from her home. As she denied death that night she later denied her assailants the satisfaction of destroying her life by giving voice to her experiences and refusing to be victimized. In terrifying detail Alison describes her thoughts and feelings throughout the attack and shows how attitude, belief, and choice helped her to survive. Contributions from Alison’s family, friends, and the man who saved her from the side of the road add depth to Alison’s harrowing story.
The Missing Girls: A Shocking True Story of Abduction and Murder
by Linda O'Neal,
, Rick Watson:
Ashley Pond was only twelve years old when she vanished from a school bus stop in a town south of Portland, Oregon. As a shocked community came together and police began a frantic search, another tragedy was just about to take place.
Miranda Gaddis was Ashley's best friend. Just two months after Ashley's disappearance, Miranda was on her way to school when she, too, was abducted. Nobody knew the scandalous, unspeakable secret that the two girls shared…except for one man who lived just one block away.
The police and FBI managed to overlook the girls' neighbor whose daughter was a friend of Miranda and Ashley's—and who had a catalog of sexual-assault allegations behind him. Author Linda O'Neal was a private investigator intimately involved in this shocking case. Now, she and her co-authors—also participants in the case—tell the chilling story of one town's devastating loss…and how the murderer was finally found.
On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women
by Stevie Cameron;
Now that the publication bans are lifted, you need Stevie Cameron to get the whole story, which includes accounts of Pickton's notoriety that police never uncovered. You need On the Farm.
Covering the case of one of North America's most prolific serial killer gave Stevie Cameron access not only to the story as it unfolded over many years in two British Columbia courthouses, but also to information unknown to the police - and not in the transcripts of their interviews with Pickton - such as from Pickton's long-time best friend, Lisa Yelds, and from several women who survived terrifying encounters with him. You will now learn what was behind law enforcement's refusal to believe that a serial killer was at work.
Stevie Cameron first began following the story of missing women in 1998, when the odd newspaper piece appeared chronicling the disappearances of drug-addicted sex trade workers from Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside. It was February 2002 before Robert William Pickton was arrested, and 2008 before he was found guilty, on six counts of second-degree murder. These counts were appealed and in 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its conclusion. The guilty verdict was upheld, and finally this unprecedented tale of true crime can be told.
Prison Rape: An American Institution?
by Michael Singer;
Each year, as many as 200,000 individuals are victims of various types of sexual abuse perpetrated in American prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities, and lockups. As many as 80,000 of them suffer violent or repeated rape.
Nujood Ali and the Fight Against Child Marriage
by Katherine Don;
About child marriage and child rape!An exploration of the lives of children forced to marry, and the efforts to help them.
The Strength to Say No: One Girl's Fight against Forced Marriage
by Rekha Kalindi;
Child marriage and child rape are worldwide common:Growing up in a remote village in Bengal, Rekha Kalindi was always made to believe that being born a girl was a burden. A feisty, intelligent child, she was aware of the horrific consequences of forced marriages on the young girls in her village. Having observed how her friends were married off and sent to live with their mothers-in-law, where they were often treated like slaves, she was determined not to suffer the same miserable fate.
At the age of eleven, Rekha caused a sensation when she refused to be a child bride. Furious, her mother locked her up and even starved her, but the young girl’s spirit could not be broken. It took an incredible amount of bold determination for Rekha to persuade her family not to marry her off against her will. Ever since, she has actively campaigned for the rights of young girls, and has emerged as a crusader for justice. She also went on to become a recipient of India’s National Bravery Award in 2010.
The Strength to Say No is a powerful portrait of one girl’s monumental struggle against oppression as well as a heartrending and inspiring story about the triumph of the human spirit.
The Rape of Nanking
by Iris Chang;
In December 1937, the Japanese army invaded the ancient city of Nanking, systematically raping, torturing, and murdering more than 300,000 Chinese civilians.
This book tells the story from three perspectives: of the Japanese soldiers who performed it, of the Chinese civilians who endured it, and of a group of Europeans and Americans who refused to abandon the city and were able to create a safety zone that saved many.
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
by Jon Krakauer ;
From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana — stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.
Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team — the Grizzlies — with a rabid fan base.
The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.
A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault.
Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault — and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman’s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys.
This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war.
In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.
Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non-criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. She later left the prosecutor’s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies’ star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman’s case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community.
Krakauer’s dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.
Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do about It
by Kate Harding;
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest. Congressman Todd Akin’s “legitimate” gaffe. The alleged rape crew of Steubenville, Ohio. Sexual violence has been so prominent in recent years that the feminist term “rape culture” has finally entered the mainstream. But what, exactly, is it? And how do we change it?
In Asking for It, Kate Harding answers those questions in the same blunt, bullshit-free voice that’s made her a powerhouse feminist blogger. Combining in-depth research with practical knowledge, Asking for It makes the case that twenty-first century America—where it’s estimated that out of every 100 rapes only 5 result in felony convictions—supports rapists more effectively than victims. Harding offers ideas and suggestions for addressing how we as a culture can take rape much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.
Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape
by Susan Brownmiller;
"The most comprehensive study of rape ever offered to the public...It forces readers to take a fresh look at their own attitudes toward this devastating crime." -NEWSWEEK
As powerful and timely now as when it was first published, AGAINST OUR WILL stands as a unique document of the history of politics, the sociology of rape and the inherent and ingrained inequality of men and women under the law. In lucid, persuasive prose, Brownmiller has created a definitive, devastating work of lasting social importance.
Chosen by THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW as One of the Outstanding Books of the Year!
by Alice Sebold;
In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold's indomitable spirit - as she struggles for understanding ("After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes"); as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker's arrest and conviction. In a narrative by turns disturbing, thrilling, and inspiring, Alice Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims even as she imparts wisdom profoundly hard-won: "You save yourself or you remain unsaved."
Out of the Shadows: A Rape Victim Examines Her Life in and Out of Mormonism
by Pamela McCreary;
"Out of the Shadows" is an insider's glimpse of life in the secret society of Mormonism. It is the true story of a rape victim struggling to make sense of the ideology of her life and the religion that convinces her that she is at fault. Pamela McCreary is a nineteen-year-old Mormon when she is raped and beaten by two men. Certain that she is being punished by God for her disobedience, she attempts to design a righteous, and thereby, safe life.
Married for eternity in the Mormon Temple in Washington D.C., at the age of twenty-one, she embarks on a life of motherhood and homemaking. Hoping to find security and fulfillment, she turns her back on the over-riding passion of her life. In the process she loses herself, her religion, and the love she desires above all.
Her journey of faith, reclamation, and reconciliation is both poignant and funny. A tale of saints and sinners, mothers and daughters, victims and victors; this is a story for anyone who has ever lost hope and heart, and needs to believe in the healing power of love.
Gripping and provocative...regardless of your beliefs or experiences, you won't be able to put this book down...I loved it
--Jo Myers, Morning Show Host, Denver
Persecuting Athena: The True Story of a Young Rape Victim and Her Fight for Justice
by Marion Schuler;
Imagine growing up in a country where one in every four girls will be raped before they turn eighteen.
Now realize that you already live there.
For one family, that statistic became an impossible reality when their teenage daughter was assaulted by A friend when she was just fifteen. The rape of teenage girls by boys they know, and often trust, is a silent epidemic in North America. Bravely, Athena stepped up to become one of only an estimated 1 to 2 percent of acquaintance-rape victims who report the crime to police. What could keep a rape victim from coming forward to demand justice?It was a question that haunted the family—and one that inspired Athena’s mother, Marion Schuler, to action.
Written from a mother’s point of view, Persecuting Athena tells the heartbreaking story of one teen survivor’s fight for justice in Canada’s legal system only to be treated as a criminal herself.
Marion believed that her daughter’s rape was the worst thing that could have happened to her—but she could not have been more wrong. At times, the family feared for Athena’s survival. The young woman endured victim blaming by all levels of the legal system, and the experience almost destroyed what had been a stellar young woman.
The events in Persecuting Athena are shocking but painfully true. It is past the time when concerned citizens must demand the social changes needed to save our daughters.
Child Molestation Stories: Voices of Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (Molestation, Rape, and Incest) by by Lynn Daugherty;
Learn more about child sexual abuse as male and female survivors share their stories of molestation, rape, and incest so other victims will know that they are not alone.
These selections (10,000 words—about 40 pages if it were a paperback) from Dr. Lynn Daugherty’s award-winning bestseller, “Why Me? Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Even if they are adults now)” also include answers to basic questions about child sexual abuse, guidance in selecting a professional counselor, and additional resources to help former victims and their families begin their journey to recovery.
The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States
by Diana E.H. Russell;
This long-awaited follow up to Diana Russell's landmark book Sexual Exploitation (SAGE, 1984) examines the studies that have since been conducted on the incidence and prevalence of rape and child sexual abuse in the United States. The author evaluations consider the various definitions researchers have used, as well as the methodologies used for collecting data. The book answers the backlash criticism - from both feminists and anit-feminists - that reports of high sexual assault rates are exaggerated. Accurate information, the authors show, is vital to preventing these crimes, and this book is a `must read' for those who study, educate, and help women and girls who are victims of sexual assault.
Corrective Rape: Discrimination, Assault, Sexual Violence, and Murder Against South Africa's L.G.B.T. Community
by Charlayne Hunter-Gault;
In this investigation of sexual violence against LGBTI individuals in South Africa, esteemed journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault sheds light on practices of "corrective rape" — an assault in which a man rapes a lesbian in an attempt to “cure” her sexual orientation. This book examines the wider social context of anti-LGBTI sentiment in South Africa, a country that was the first in the world to include constitutional language forbidding discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation, and the search for equality in a post-apartheid nation. Hunter-Gault interviews sexual assault victims and explores South Africa's problem of sexual violence — particularly against black lesbians — within the lens of the country's complicated history towards human rights.
Based on a 2012 article the author originally published in the New Yorker, this book features an extensive amount of new material with updated historical perspective, interviews, and case studies. Corrective Rape is a critically important and eye-opening account of a devastating problem within one of Africa's most populous and economically advanced nations.
Anyone concerned with the rights of individuals in the gay and lesbian community, as well as human rights in general around the world, needs to be informed on this topic. Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist with years of experience reporting on civil rights and injustice around the globe, has crafted an engaging, fast-paced read that will spur dialogue and inspire action.
Do you Remember Kunan Poshpora?: The Story of a Mass Rape
by Samreen Mushtaq,
, Natasha Rather
, Ifrah Butt
, Munaza Rashid;
On a cold February night in 1991, a group of soldiers and officers of the Indian army stormed into two villages in Kashmir, seeking out militants assumed to be hiding there. Incensed at the villagers’ refusal to share any information, soldiers pulled residents from their homes, torturing men and raping women. According to village accounts, as many as thirty-one women were raped. The Indian army initially carried out cursory investigations before shelving the case without explanation. Kunan and Poshpora have since become known as the villages of raped women, and their residents have found it difficult to escape this stigma.
Then in 2012, the rape and murder of a young medical student in Delhi galvanized a protest movement so widespread and deep that it reached far beyond India’s borders. In Kashmir, a group of young women, all in their twenties, were inspired to reopen the Kunan-Poshpora case and revisit their history and that of the 1991 survivors. Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora? is a personal account of their journey, examining questions of justice, stigma, state responsibility, and the long-term impacts of trauma. With rarely heard voices and concerns, this book gives readers an opportunity to know the lives of ordinary Kashmiris in a state suffocated by thirty years of military rule.
Mass Rape: The War Against Women in Bosnia-Herzegovina
by Alexandra Stiglmayer (Afterword),
, Alexandra Stiglmayer (Editor)
, Cynthia Enloe (Afterword)
, Roy Gutman (Foreword);
Alexandra Stiglmayer interviewed survivors of the continuing war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in order to reveal, to a seemingly deaf world, the horrors of the ongoing war in the former Yugoslavia. The women—primarily of Muslim but also of Croatian and Serbian origin—have endured the atrocities of rape and the loss of loved ones. Their testimony, published in the 1993 German edition, is bare, direct, and its cumulative effect overwhelming. The first English edition contains Stiglmayer's updates to her own two essays, one detailing the historical context of the current conflict and the other presenting the core of the book, interviews with some twenty victims of rape as well as interviews with three Serbian perpetrators. Essays investi-gating mass rape and war from ethnopsychological, sociological, cultural, and medical perspectives are included.
New essays by Catharine A. MacKinnon, Rhonda Copelon, and Susan Brownmiller address the crucial issues of recognizing the human rights of women and children. A foreword by Roy Gutman describes war crimes within the context of the UN Tribunal, and an afterword by Cynthia Enloe relates the mass rapes of this war to developments and reactions in the international women's movement.
Accounts of torture, murder, mutilation, abduction, sexual enslavement, and systematic attempts to impregnate—all in the name of "ethnic cleansing"—make for the grimmest of reading. However brutal and appalling the information conveyed here, this book cannot and should not be ignored.
Left to Die: A true story about gang rape and my survival written in the hope that it might be of some help to other victims
by Adele Shepherd;
Her own words:
I dedicate this book to all women who have suffered the inhumane savagery of rape during their lives.
Please know that I CAN understand what you have gone through, and in many cases will still be going through as well as the impact it will have made on your lives.
To relatives and friends who may have lost a loved one through this barbaric act please know that my heart goes out to you.
It has been 46 years since the events recorded in this book happened.
In all that time only a few very close friends, and until recently, not even my family, have known the true story about actually took place.
It was a body destroying, soul-destroying night.
In this book, I intend to give a “warts ‘n all” account of what happened.
When the public hear about rapes on the news, the details of the injuries the victim suffered are very much suppressed and that is definitely how it should be. However, I have decided now that I am willing to tell all so that people might get some insight into what can and does happen to victims, and maybe, just maybe, more emphasis might be put on their rights than the rights of the pathetic, sadistic perpetrators who will use any means possible to escape punishment for their crimes.
Rape for Profit: Trafficking of Nepali Girls and Women to India's Brothels
by Human Rights Watch;
It's a great case in how poverty and innocence can be exploited in such an ruthless manner.The report does a good job in touching different aspects of the issue, Be it the police , the pimps , the carpet factories , the debt-begar system in brothels , AIDS , illiteracy etc
High time Indian and Nepali authorities must come out of their moral cacoon and must do the needful. The burden definitely lies on India.
Interviewing Rape Victims: Practice and Policy Issues in an International Context
by Karen Rich;
Rape is a crime which society often struggles to address, with many victims failing to report rape due in part to the prevalence of 'rape myths' and a fear of negative behaviours towards them. This study provides a unique insight into the cultural, social and practical aspects of interviewing rape victims and looks to how communities can better respond to sexual violence. From the theoretical to the practical, the local to the international, and the individualistic to the cultural, Karen Rich explores how attitudes affect reactions to victims, how organisations can collaborate to improve community responses and how victims' rights have shaped society's discourse about rape. The book aims to identify the characteristics of officers best suited to conduct victim interviews, addressing the intersection of police gender, attitudes towards rape, officer rank, amount of specialized sexual assault related training, general education level and collaboration with victim advocates. This important and under-studied area of police work will have significant implications for the development of police training on sexual assault and will be a valuable resource for scholars of Criminal Justice, Law, Psychology, Sociology and Gender studies.
Islamic Beliefs "Men Are In Charge Over Women.. as for Those From Whom You Fear Disobedience.. Beat Them.. For They Are Like Domestic Animals.. " Misogyny, Sex-slavery, Anti-Semitism, Terrorism Jihad
by Abe Abel,
This book is part of a series entitled "The Fall of Islam", which examines controversial issues connected with the religion from an informed rational point of view. Each part of the series is available as a separate e-book or the whole content can be got for a discount in our book Islamic Apocalypse. Also available is a multi-media edition called; Sorry! Islam is not a religion of peace, and here's why in its own words, which includes a wealth of hyperlinks to news stories, official reports, videos and other interesting web-pages.
The Fall of Islam: Series List
00 The Fall of Islam; Series Overview - "torment is going to overtake the infidels... terrorize them ... make war on them... kill them until all religion is for Allah", The Hidden Dark Side Of Islam exposed in its own words
01 An Introduction to Islam Sharia - "kill him who does it and him to whom it is done... Circumcision is obligatory... by cutting out the clitoris", includes Sharia vs Human Rights, an Article by Article comparison of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and relevant Sharia Laws
02 Islamic Beliefs - "men are in charge over women... as for those from whom you fear disobedience... beat them... for they are like domestic animals... " misogyny, sex-slavery, anti-semitism, tactical lying, terrorism and jihad
03 What was Mohammed really like? - "killing unbelievers is a small matter for us... The Messenger of Allah commanded that all of the Jewish men... should be beheaded... then the Prophet divided the wealth, wives, and children... " The disturbing truth about his life of violence, sex and spiritism
04 Prophet, true or false? - "Lo, Allah sendeth whom He will astray... Already We have urged into hell many... I, Muhammad, have fabricated things against God and have imputed to Him words which He has not spoken." The Seal of the Prophet, Satanic Verses and a 500 million+ victim genocide
05 Is the Koran perfect and infallible? - "And the Earth... He made it flat... Allah hath created every animal of water... the setting place of the sun... in a muddy spring... until it takes permission to rise again" Would God really speak through incorrect facts, failures of reason and self-contradictions?
06 The Koran versus the Bible - "There is not one Muslim who does not have a demon appointed to be his constant companion... the demons listened... and they said what a wonderful Koran... " Fight the good fight or terrorize? no salvation, no Holy Spirit, and a covenant with demons.
07 Is Allah the same God? - "I will fill hell with demons and mankind... ye cannot escape Allah... Allah leads wrongdoers into error... it is He who is deceiving them... He is the fount of fear... " The Star and the Crescent, Who is Allah, God or Satan?
08 The Apocalypse and Islam - "the hour of ressurection will not be established unless you fight the Jews and kill them... We shall bring forth a Beast from the Earth because mankind had not faith in Our revelations" A World Caliphate, Satan's Throne, 666 Mark of the Beast, World War 3 and Armageddon
09 The End of Islam - "Truly my people have taken the Quran as foolish nonsense... a man will wake up a believer and be a kaffir by nightfall... There will come a time... when there will remain nothing of Islam except its name... " A quest for the truth, How to kill the Beast? Can a tolerant society overcome intolerance?
10 Islamic Apocalypse – which contains all of the content of the above books
11 Sorry! But Islam is not a religion of peace, and here’s why in its own words – including hyperlinks to a wealth of news stories, official reports, videos and other interesting web-pages.
Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl
by Virginia Lee BarnesA;
FGM connected with forced and child marriage and child rape and femicide:
This is the extraordinary first-person account of a young woman's coming of age in Somalia and her struggles against the obligations and strictures of family and society. By the time she is nine, Aman has undergone a ritual circumcision ceremony; at eleven, her innocent romance with a white boy leads to a murder; at thirteen she is given away in an arranged marriage to a stranger. Aman eventually runs away to Mogadishu, where her beauty and rebellious spirit leads her to the decadent demimonde of white colonialists. Hers is a world in which women are both chattel and freewheeling entrepreneurs, subject to the caprices of male relatives, yet keenly aware of the loopholes that lead to freedom.
Aman is an astonishing history, opening a window onto traditional Somali life and the universal quest for female self-awareness.
Infibulation: Female Mutilation in Islamic Northeastern Africa
by Esther Hicks:
child marriage connected with FGM and sex slavery:
Infibulation is the most extreme form of female circumcision. It plays an important role in the Islamic societies of northeastern Africa. Until now, the social significance and function of this practice has been poorly understood. This has been no less true of Western commentators who have condemned the practice than of relevant governments that have attempted to curb it. In Infibulation, Esther K. Hicks analyzes female circumcision as a cultural trait embedded in a historically traditional milieu and shows why it cannot be treated in isolation as a single issue destined for elimination. In its brief history it has been recognized as a pioneering piece of research with enormous consequences.
As Hicks demonstrates, much of the popular resistance to official efforts to eradicate infibulation has actually come from women. Circumcision constitutes a rite of passage for female children. It initiates them into womanhood and makes them eligible for marriage. Often, this is the only positive status position available to women in traditional Islamic societies. Hicks points out that although female circumcision predates the introduction of Islam into the region, the religious culture has successfully codified infibulation into the structural nexus of marriage, family, and social honor at all socioeconomic levels.
Female Genital Mutilation
by Wilson Maiyo;
Custom cutting and modification of the genitalia of female infants, girls, and adolescents has been a common place practice in some communities since antiquity. It endures today basically in the African continent and among small communities in the Middle East and Asia. The range of these genital procedures has been expressed as female circumcision, or more recently, female genital mutilation (FGM) as a general name describing several different traditional procedural cuttings that emphasizes the physical mutilation associated with the practice. It is estimated that an average of 100 million women have had FGM Carried out on the genitals and that between four and five million procedures are executed annually on female infants and girls, with the most severe types of FGM carried out in Somalia and Sudan. FGM is a threat to sexual joy of a woman; it demeans a woman and relegates her to a position of a male sexual-toy. All those who value the humanity of a woman must not allow to happen to their sisters or daughters. FGM is a form of slavery, whether you belong to what kind of religion, it is inhuman to carry out such a practice on a fellow human being.
ISIS Sex Slavery: Interviews with The Sex Slaves and War Brides of Isis Militants
by Nicolas Lucont,
Camille Coutard (Editor)
, Bruce Wright (Editor);
In ISIS Sex Slavery you will read the shocking eye witness reports of the cruel and savage war crimes against women by ISIS militants. Whether conning devout women to become war brides or capturing Yazidi women to use as sex slaves, ISIS used sex as a form of torture and subjugation of captives, as a reward for its members, and as recruiting tool for potential jihadists.
This book exposes the brutal savagery of ISIS, their sexual perversions and their bizarre daily lives. You will experience the gut wrenching reality that gets lost in statistics and news stories. These accounts show the gruesome violence, the inhuman savagery and the indifference to human dignity that ISIS engaged in.
In ISIS Sex Slavery you will meet brave Yazidi women like Gulan who went from a young farmer’s daughter to a fierce fighter against ISIS after a fateful day in her ransacked village. You will be taken to the filthy slave markets where young women like Bemal are sold and treated like cattle. You will meet the ISIS sex slaves like Mina who was forced into prostitution in a traveling caravan throughout the Middle East and Meyan whose owner used her body to make multi-million dollar oil deals.
This book also details the bizarre daily lives of ISIS militants like the accounts of Yemina, the war bride who cleans human skulls for home decorations and Nasira who was wed to the ISIS militant who devours American pop culture like Seinfeld and The Simpsons. But there’s no lightheartedness in the story of Ghania who is married off to an amphetamine abuser who abuses and rapes her continually or Malika who is forced by her husband to devirginize random local men he brings home whom he later tortures in their basement.
The gruesome accounts in ISIS Sex Slavery will shock you and haunt you long after you finish reading. This book is not for the faint of heart.
The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade
by Victor Malarek:
On the black market, they're the third most profitable commodity, after illegal weapons and drugs-the only difference being that these goods are human, though to their handlers they are wholly expendable. They are women and girls, some as young as 12, from all over the Eastern bloc, where sinister networks of organized crime have become entrenched in the aftermath of the collapse of Communist regimes. In Israel, they're called Natashas, whether they're actually from Russia, Bosnia, the Czech Republic, or Ukraine, no matter what their real names may be. They're lured into vans and onto airplanes with promises of jobs as waitresses, models, nannies, dishwashers, maids, and dancers. But when they arrive at their destinations, they are stripped of their identification, and their nightmare begins. They are sold into prostitution and kept enslaved; those who resist are beaten, raped, and sometimes killed as examples. They often have nowhere to turn; in many cases, the men who should be rescuing them-from immigration officials to police officers and international peacekeepers-are among their aggressors.
Letters from a War Zone
by Andrea Dworkin;
Reflections on writing and writers, freedom of speech and censorship, pornography, violence against women, and the politics of our time.
Pornography: Men Possessing Women
by Andrea Dworkin:
This volume presents a study of the damaging effect of pornography and its ramifications on society.
Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse
by Mike Lew,
For millions of men on the path to recovery, Victims No Longer is the next step.
The first book written specifically for men, Victims No Longer examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. Victims No Longer helps survivors to:
Identify and validate their childhood experiences
Explore strategies of survival and healing
Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion
Establish a support network for continued personal recovery
Make choices that aren't determined by abuse
Psychotherapist Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader.
Thoroughly updated and revised, and including an expanded Resources section, Victims No Longer educates survivors and professionals about the recovery process -- speaking to the pain, needs, fears, and hopes of the adult male survivor.
Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing after Sexual Abuse
by Mary E. DeMuth;
Are you suffering the effects of sexual abuse? There is a way out.
In "Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing after Sexual Abuse," Mary DeMuth illuminates the way to go from shame-filled to joy-filled, from traumatized to finding enduring peace. This isn't theory. Mary has lived it. She's traveled this path and offers a uniquely qualified, insider's view of the healing process.
Then, Mary goes deeper because often you're not the only one who has suffered. Her husband, Patrick, comes alongside her and offers insights into how spouses can love a sexual abuse victim toward wholeness, and how this will bring your relationship a whole new level of strength.
Not Marked will help you:
· Find the courage to share your story maybe for the first time.
· Stop comparing your brokenness to others' wholeness.
· Understand the specific way God designed you to heal.
· Identify safe people to entrust your healing journey to.
· Embrace utter honestly about your abuse, even if that means anger toward God.
· Discover how prayer helps you move from angst to alleluia.
· Find the powerful antidote to bitterness.
· Let go of accusatory thought patterns and grasp God's affection for you.
· Uncover an ancient pathway to healing.
· Live the effervescent life you've longed for but could never quite grasp.
You do not have to be forever marked by sexual abuse.
You are resilient even if you believe all your strength is gone. You are worthy of being made whole even if you can't believe it's possible. And you are a stunning work of amazingness even though your heart can't even start to grasp that. Yet.
This is your time. The moment to start the journey of the unmarked life!
For more information on this book, please visit the website: http://www.marydemuth.com/not-marked-.
Unto Us a Child: Abuse and Deception in the Catholic Church
by Donald T. Phillips;
DESCRIPTION: The Alberts, a Kansas family beset by hard times and too many challenges lost seven of their nine children to the state in the late 1940's; the other two died as toddlers. The Catholic Church convinced the family and the state that the best place for the children was in the local orphanage run by the church. Once there, the children were exploited and subjected to sexual, physical, emotional, and mental abuse by both the nuns and priests. Darlene, the youngest daughter died tragically at age 47. After her death, her brothers discovered the secret life that she led during her time at the home, and later as a young, beautiful woman when she gave birth to the illegitimate child of a priest. They went about searching for the child that she gave up for adoption years earlier. Ironically, that child also was seeking his birth parents at the same time and they were united-too late for mother and son to meet, but Darlene's brothers treasured the opportunity of meeting the boy who grew up to be a fine man. Meanwhile, the boys in the Albert family sought vindication in the Kansas courts until the emotional toll was too great to bear. This is their true, fully documented story told by Don Phillips, a best selling New York Times author, outstanding journalist and master story-teller.
Fifty Years of Silence: The Extraordinary Memoir of a War Rape Survivor
by Jan Ruff-O'Herne;
The extraordinary memoir of a war rape survivor.
'How can you tell your daughters, you know? I mean, the shame, the shame was still so great. I knew I had to tell them but I couldn't tell them face to face . . . so I decided to write it down.'
Jan Ruff O'Herne's idyllic childhood in Dutch colonial Indonesia ended when the Japanese invaded Java in 1942. She was interned in Ambarawa Prison Camp along with her mother and two younger sisters. In February 1944, when Jan was just twenty-one years old, she was taken from the camp and forced into sexual slavery in a military brothel. Jan was repeatedly beaten and raped for a period of three months, after which she was returned to prison camp with threats that her family would be killed if she revealed the truth about the atrocities inflicted upon her. For fifty years, Jan told no-one what had happened to her, but in 1992, after seeing Korean war rape victims making appeals for justice on television, she decided to speak out and support them. Before she could testify publicly, though, she had to find a way to tell her family and friends about all she had suffered.
Jan's survival is a tribute to her inner strength and deep faith. For the past fifteen years, she has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of women in war and armed conflict,
by Samantha Owens;
When your new best friend has pimped you out to older men and is making money from your abuse, who will come to your rescue?
By the age of thirteen, vulnerable Sheffield teenager Samantha Owens had fallen through the cracks in the care system. Bounced around numerous foster carers after her home life became too chaotic, Samantha thought she had found a friend in the streetwise Amanda Spencer. The older girl bought her clothes, styled her hair and found her places to stay. Samantha's welfare was the last thing on Spencer's mind, however, as in reality she was grooming the young girl for exploitation of the worst possible kind.
Over the course of the next few months, Samantha was plied with alcohol and drugs and pimped out to over fifty men for Spencer's gain. Raped, abused, and with no chance of escape, Samantha was at the mercy of the calculating, ruthless and intimidating Spencer. It took a police investigation of two years to bring her and a small gang of cohorts to justice and, in 2014, Spencer was jailed for twelve years. With her abusers in jail, and Samantha bravely rebuilding her life, her shocking story is a stark warning to those who believe child sexual abuse follows any set pattern.
Easy Meat: Inside Britain's Grooming Gang Scandal
by Peter Mcloughlin;
Peter McLoughlin spent years believing the Leftist narrative, namely it was 'a racist myth' that organised Muslim groups in Britain and the Netherlands (‘grooming gangs’) were luring white schoolgirls into a life of prostitution. But in 2009 he first encountered people who said their children had been groomed like this. These informants had non-white people in their immediate and extended family, and were thus unlikely to be racists. So McLoughlin dug deeper and what he found shocked him: there were mounds of evidence that social workers, police officers, Muslim organisations, journalists and even some Members of Parliament must have known about these grooming gangs for decades, and they had turned a blind-eye to these crimes. He also came across references to incidents where any proof had since vanished. McLoughlin spent several years uncovering everything he could and documenting this scandal before the evidence disappeared. He demonstrates that the true nature of this grooming phenomenon was known about more than 20 years ago.
While he was writing this book, Parliament was forced by rising anger in Britain to conduct its own low-key investigation. The eventual report concluded the grooming problem was basically in one town: Rotherham. Official reports finally admitted there were more than 1400 victims in this otherwise unremarkable town. McLoughlin argues the authorities will continue their cover-up of this scandal, with many thousands of new victims across the country every year. The criminal indicators in Rotherham are to be found in scores of towns across Britain. McLoughlin's book is an attempt to get the public to wake up, for them to demand civilised solutions, because if the social contract breaks down, people may turn to vigilante justice as the prostituting of schoolgirls continues unabated. The book documents the hidden abuse of Sikh victims by grooming gangs, and how Sikhs in Britain have already resorted to vigilante justice.
The book exposes how political correctness was used to silence potential whistle-blowers, and how this grooming phenomenon demonstrates that multiculturalism does not work. Every layer of authority in the British state comes under detailed examination to expose their part in the scandal. McLoughlin leaves no stone unturned, and at 130,000 words in length, it is likely to be the most detailed critique of this scandal for years to come.
The Stoning of Soraya M. - A True Story (Women & Islam)
by Freidoune Sahebjam,
, Richard Seaver (Translator);
Recreates the painful ordeal of a woman (a victim of child marriage and domestic and sexual violence) stoned to death in modern Iran based on her husband's accusation of adultery, laying bare a painful miscarriage of justice and the disparity of rights between the genders in Muslim society.
Rapes in India- and a way out
by Sukhdev Bhatia,
-We are all being put to shame due to thousands of rape incidents happening in our beloved India a country where women are worshipped as revered Goddesses. Why? This book answers these question and many more as detailed below. -Is it due to our so called rich cultural inheritance which provides enough incentive and legitimacy to acts of rape and sexual assaults in our land ? -What should be done by people in power? -Why does our society which claims to be high tech still behave in medieval way when it comes to treat a rape victim who will already be suffering from severe trauma? -What women should do not to become victims. -It is is unfortunate that strengthening of the rape laws with very severe punishments is resulting into rapist turning into killers and mutilating the body of the victim beyond recognition so as to destroy the evidences of the crime and is fast becoming the general trends of gang-rapes. The male hormones and there vengeance from society overpower their rational thinking and makes the rapist inhuman and criminals-What is the remedy? - This book is an honest attempt to find causes and possible way outs for the rampant crime of RAPE occurring as a daily happening in our motherland where Buddha and others preached compassion. - A must read for all young women and young men and those who control our society.