Make the Canadian National Sex Offender Registry accessible to the public

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Cheyenne Jung
7 days ago
My family member was recently violently raped, if they were able to double check if their date was safe or not it I hope it could have been avoided. They now have so many mental struggles to deal with after that monster did that to them that they are forced to deal with for the rest of their life. It's unfair these offenders get to live anonymously after they ruined other peoples lives so horribly.

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April Smith
Sep 20, 2020
It should be public information. Protect the children, not the predators.

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Susan Vandenassem
Sep 18, 2020
We have the right to know who is living in our towns and neighbourhoods. Offenders don't deserve anonymity.

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Laura Tieffel
Sep 18, 2020
It's helped here!!! I think it should be everywhere!

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Sandy Ramos
Sep 18, 2020
This is vital to help keep our children safe.

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Jordan Fahselt
Aug 30, 2020
Child rights

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Anna Witkowski
Aug 30, 2020
The public need to have access to this information

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Keisha Dicaire
Aug 27, 2020
We deserve to know who is dangerous and who isn’t

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Eve Connolly
Aug 27, 2020
This needs to be accessible to the public.

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Anita Kanitz
Aug 25, 2020
"We were sold a lie on an almighty scale, that equality had been won, the battle was over.“
- Kat Banyard, British feminist

„Pornography is the instruction, rape the practice. Pornography is the greatest hate crime and defamation of females ever. Pornography tells the sad truth about men and evil lies about women.“
-Anita Kanitz

„Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.
Feminists are often asked whether pornography causes rape. The fact is that rape and prostitution caused and continue to cause pornography. Politically, culturally, socially, sexually, and economically, rape and prostitution generated pornography; and pornography depends for its continued existence on the rape and prostitution of women.
Pornography is used in rape - to plan it, to execute it, to choreograph it, to engender the excitement to commit the act. [Andrea testimony before the New York Attorney General's Commission on Pornography in 1986]
Women, for centuries not having access to pornography and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves, are astonished. Women do not believe that men believe that pornography says about women. But they do. From the worst to the best of them, they do.
Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination.
Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.
The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity.
Intercourse as an act often expresses the power men have over women.“
-Andrea Dworkin

"I heard about rape after rape; women’s lives passed before me, rape after rape; women who had been raped in homes, in cars, on beaches, in alleys, in classrooms, by one man, by two men, by five men, by eight men, hit, drugged, knifed, torn, women who had been sleeping, women who had been with their children, women who had been out for a walk or shopping or going to school or going home from school or in their offices working or in factories or in stockrooms, young women, girls, old women, thin women, fat women, housewives, secretaries, hookers, teachers, students. I simply could not bear it. So I stopped giving the speech. I thought I would die from it. I learned what I had to know, and more than I could stand to know."
-Andrea Dworkin

Forms of gender based violence:

Gender-based violence is enacted under many different manifestations, from its most widespread form, intimate partner violence, to acts of violence carried out in online spaces. These different forms are not mutually exclusive and multiple incidences of violence can be happening at once and reinforcing each other. Inequalities experienced by a person related to their race, (dis)ability, age, social class, religion, sexuality can also drive acts of violence. This means that while women face violence and discrimination based on gender, some women experience multiple and interlocking forms of violence.

The Istanbul Convention (Council of Europe, Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence), defines violence against women as falling under four key forms: physical, sexual, psychological and economic.

Physical violence
Any act which causes physical harm as a result of unlawful physical force. Physical violence can take the form of, among others, serious and minor assault, deprivation of liberty and manslaughter.
Sexual violence
Any sexual act perfomed on an individual without their consent. Sexual violence can take the form of rape or sexual assault.
Psychological violence
Any act which causes psychological harm to an individual. Pyschological violence can take the form of, for example, coercion, defamation, verbal insult or harassment.
Economic violence
Any act or behaviour which causes economic harm to an individual. Economic violence can take the form of, for example, property damage, restricting access to financial resources, education or the labour market, or not complying with economic responsibilities, such as alimony.

It is also important to recognise that gender-based violence may be normalised and reproduced due to structural inequalities, such as societal norms, attitudes and stereotypes around gender generally and violence against women specifically. Therefore it is important to acknowledge structural or institutional violence, which can be defined as the subordination of women in economic, social and political life, when attempting to explain the prevalence of violence against women within our societies.

There are many hate crimes against women, girls and female childs today:

FGM, child and forced marriage, dowry murder, acid attacks, female femicide and infanticide, forced abortions and sterilization, sex slavery, forced and child prostitution, sadistic and child pornograpy, sexual and domestic violence and murder, mass, war and gang rapes, sexual harassment at work, school and university, catcalling, revenge porns, online harassment and sexual cyber stalking, sadistic stalking, (mass) abductions connected with rape, sexual torture, forced conversion (to Islam), denied education and human rights, forced pregnancies and child births, violence and humilation during childbirths, marital rape and forced polygamy, witch hunts, widow murder (Sati), forced dress codes, forced veiling (burqa, chador), denied contraception and equal pay, upskirting, sexual grooming, corrective rape for females, executions like stoning for female victims.

books about:

Sexual Enslavement of Girls and Women Worldwide/Andrea Parrot (Autor)
They are in different countries but share the same hell. Maria is one of 14 women lured from Mexico to Seattle, Washington, with the promise of a job, then held by force in a brothel and required to sexually service men 12 hours a day. Anna is a young mother from the Ukraine who left her husband and children there to take a job as a housecleaner in Italy, where she was put in a barred, guarded house and forced into prostitution. Nadia is an 11-year-old girl in Africa, kidnapped and forced to have sex with a militiaman daily, with a machete ever ready nearby should she refuse. All three women are part of horrific sex slavery that has drawn the attention of officials in countries around the globe. It is not rare; officials say it is increasing, at least partly due to the billions of dollars it brings in for organized crime. The U.S. State Department estimates 800,000 victims, mostly women and children, are trafficked for sex trade across nations each year and millions more are trafficked within countries - including the U.S., Britain, Spain, and the Netherlands. As a Seattle Times reporter explained when Maria's case hit the news there, the reality is that sex slaves for the most part are young women and teenaged girls who come from almost every one of the world's poorer countries and end up in almost every country where there is a combination of sexual demand and money. But they are also in undeveloped Africa, in prisons internationally, locked in forced marriages, or sold to men by parents.

In this book, Parrot and Cummings outline the scope and growth of the sex slave market today and explain the history with various elements - including economic, political, cultural, and religious - that make this trade difficult to fully expose, quell, combat, and shut down. We hear from girls and women around the world describing how sexual enslavement has tortured them physically, emotionally, and spiritually, whether they suffer at the hands of prison guards in Turkey, criminals in Washington, or buyers dealing with parents who sell their daughters for the sex slave trade in Greece, Belgium, or France. The authors also describe national and international efforts and legislation passed or in design to stop sex slavery. Successful countries and regions are spotlighted. Then Parrot and Cummings point out actions still needed to stop the sex slavery trade.

Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence /Jody Miller (Autor)
Much has been written about the challenges that face urban African American young men, but less is said about the harsh realities for African American young women in disadvantaged communities. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and even gang rape are not uncommon experiences. In Getting Played, sociologist Jody Miller presents a compelling picture of this dire social problem and explores how inextricably, and tragically, linked violence is to their daily lives in poor urban neighborhoods.

Drawing from richly textured interviews with adolescent girls and boys, Miller brings a keen eye to the troubling realities of a world infused with danger and gender-based violence. These girls are isolated, ignored, and often victimized by those considered family and friends. Community institutions such as the police and schools that are meant to protect them often turn a blind eye, leaving girls to fend for themselves. Miller draws a vivid picture of the race and gender inequalities that harm these communities—and how these result in deeply and dangerously engrained beliefs about gender that teach youths to see such violence—rather than the result of broader social inequalities—as deserved due to individual girls' flawed characters, i.e., she deserved it.

Through Miller's careful analysis of these engaging, often unsettling stories, Getting Played shows us not only how these young women are victimized, but how, despite vastly inadequate social support and opportunities, they struggle to navigate this dangerous terrain.

Wardere, H: Cut: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today/ Hibo Wardere (Autor)
Imagine for a moment that you are 6-years-old and you are woken in the early hours, bathed and then dressed in rags before being led down to an ominous looking tent at the end of your garden. And there, you are subjected to the cruellest cut, ordered by your own mother. Forced down on a bed, her legs held apart, Hibo Warderewas made to undergo female genital cutting, a process so brutal, she nearly died. As a teenager she moved to London in the shadow of the Somalian Civil War where she quickly learnt the procedure she had undergone in her home country was not 'normal' in the west. She embarked on a journey to understand FGM and its roots, whilst raising her own family and dealing with the devastating consequences of the cutting in her own life. Today Hibo finds herself working in London as an FGM campaigner, helping young girls whose families plan to take them abroad for the procedure. She has vowed to devote herself to the campaign against FGM. Eloquent and searingly honest, this is Hibo's memoir which promises not only to tell her remarkable story but also to shed light on a medieval practice that's being carried out in the 21st century, right on our doorstep. FGM in the UK has gone undocumented for too long and now that's going to change. Devastating, empowering and informative, this book brings to life a clash of cultures at the heart of contemporary society and shows how female genital mutilation is a very British problem.--

Created Equal: Voices on Women's Rights/Anna Horsbrugh-Porter (Autor)
The Palgrave Macmillan/Amnesty International series illuminates the greatest human rights issues facing the world today. From human trafficking to poverty, terrorism to freedom of expression, this dynamic and accessible series encourages debate about the situation today and, the path we took to get here, allowing people with many different perspectives to tell their own stories of struggle.

Created Equal is a frank and clear-sighted introduction to the current state of women's rights globally. Millions of women throughout the world suffer from violence, poverty and denial of their human rights because of their gender. By exploring their stories, and hearing the views of both advocates for and opponents of women's rights, Anna Horsbrugh-Porter reveals the real human costs of the violation of these rights. Among the issues covered in this book are:

-prostitution
-violence against women
-abortion rights
-education
-slavery
-pornography.

Female Mutilation/ Hilary Burrage (Autor)
The numbers of girls and women affected around the world are staggering. Death is not an uncommon outcome. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitals for cultural rather than medical or religious reasons—its origin is unknown. Practitioners believe the procedure enhances the girl’s health, hygiene, chastity, fertility and marriage prospects—the truth is it obliterates sexual pleasure, causes severe health problems and is sometimes fatal. This book covers this controversial cultural practice that is taking place around the world including in Western countries where it is illegal. Read the harrowing stories of women who have been genitally mutilated, their accounts of survival and their determination to end this injustice. Find out what is being done to combat this crime against women from those committed to see change.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): A Deadly Degrading Painful Practice/Emmanuel Ebah (Autor)
Every year around the world, about 200 million girls and women are subjected to a deadly, degrading and painful procedure, whereby part of the genital is cut off with crude and unhygienic tools, in the name of taming the female body. This practice is known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also frequently referred to as female circumcision or Female Genital Cutting (FGC).
The aim of this book is to enable a coherent understanding of Female Genital Mutilation, with respect to its origin, how it is performed, the health, emotional, psychological, social, economic and other consequences that this barbaric procedure impels upon its millions of victims around the world. The book has also identified all the countries in the world where Female Genital Mutilation is practiced, and examined the cultural, religious and aesthetic reasons usually cited to justify the practice. The book has further provided graphic accounts of the most vivid cases of Female Genital Mutilation practices and rituals. The book then supplies a selection of the most chilling accounts provided by victims of Female Genital Mutilation from around the world.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the ritual removal of all or some of the external female genitalia. It is usually carried out by a traditional circumciser, using a blade or razor, often without administering anaesthesia on the victim. Generally, the procedure can include removal of the clitoral hood and clitoral glans (the visible part of the clitoris), removal of the inner labia, and in the most severe form known as infibulation, removal of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva. In this last procedure, a small hole is left for the passage of urine and menstrual fluid, and the vagina is opened for intercourse and during childbirth. Health effects depend on the severity of the procedure, but can include recurrent infections, chronic pain, cysts, an inability to get pregnant, complications during childbirth and fatal bleeding.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 133 million girls were subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the year 2014 alone. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA, 2015), in Africa, Female Genital Mutilation is known to be practiced amongst certain communities in 29 countries, comprising: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.
Certain ethnic groups in Asian countries also practice Female Genital Mutilation, including communities in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In the Middle East, the practice occurs in Oman, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, as well as in Iraq, Palestine and Israel (UNICEF, 2015).
In South America, certain communities are known to practice Female Genital Mutilation in Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. In many Western countries, including Australia, Canada, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom, Female Genital Mutilation is practiced amongst diaspora communities from countries where the phenomenon is common.
Throughout this book, the phrases Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Female Circumcision and Female Genital cutting are used interchangeably.

PORNOGRAPHY: MEN POSSESSING WOMEN/ Andrea Dworkin
Whores
Men of the Right and men of the Left have an undying allegiance to prostitution as such, regardless of their theoretical relationship to marriage. The Left sees the prostitute as the free, public woman of sex, exciting because she flaunts it, because of her brazen availability. The Right sees in the prostitute the power of the bad woman of sex, the male's use of her being his dirty little secret. The old pornography industry was a right-wing industry: secret money, secret sin, secret sex, secret promiscuity, secret buying and selling of women, secret profit, secret pleasure not only from sex but also from the buying and selling. The new pornography industry is a left-wing industry: promoted especially by the boys of the sixties as simple pleasure, lusty fun, public sex, the whore brought out of the bourgeois (sic) home into the streets for the democratic consumption of all men; her freedom, her free sexuality, is as his whore--and she likes it. It is her political will as well as her sexual will; it is liberation. The dirty little secret of the left-wing pornography industry is not sex but commerce.

The new pornography industry is held, by leftist males, to be inherently radical. Sex is claimed by the Left as a leftist phenomenon; the trade in women is most of sex. The politics of liberation are claimed as indigenous to the Left by the Left; central to the politics of liberation is the mass-marketing of material that depicts women being used as whores. The pimps of pornography are hailed by leftists as saviors and savants. Larry Flynt has been proclaimed a savior of the counterculture, a working-class hero, and even, in a full-page advertisement in The New York Times signed by distinguished leftist literati, an "American Dissident" persecuted as Soviet dissidents are. Hugh Hefner is viewed as a pioneer of sexual freedom who showed, in the words of columnist Max Lerner, "how the legislating of sexuality could be fought, how the absurd anti-play and anti-pleasure ethic could be turned into a stylish hedonism and a lifeway which includes play and playfulness along with work. 15 Lerner also credits Hefner with being a precursor of the women's movement.

On the Left, the sexually liberated woman is the woman of pornography. Free male sexuality wants, has a right to, produces, and consumes pornography because pornography is pleasure. Leftist sensibility promotes and protects pornography because pornography is freedom. The pornography glut is bread and roses for the masses. Freedom is the mass-marketing of woman as whore. Free sexuality for the woman is in being massively consumed, denied an individual nature, denied any sexual sensibility other than that which serves the male. Capitalism is not wicked or cruel when the commodity is the whore; profit is not wicked or cruel when the alienated worker is a female piece of meat; corporate bloodsucking is not wicked or cruel when the corporations in question, organized crime syndicates, sell cunt; racism is not wicked or cruel when the black cunt or yellow cunt or red cunt or Hispanic cunt or Jewish cunt has her legs splayed for any man's pleasure; poverty is not wicked or cruel when it is the poverty of dispossessed women who have only themselves to sell; violence by the powerful against the powerless is not wicked or cruel when it is called sex; slavery is not wicked or cruel when it is sexual slavery; torture is not wicked or cruel when the tormented are women, whores, cunts. The new pornography is left-wing; and the new pornography is a vast graveyard where the Left has gone to die. The Left cannot have its whores and its politics too.
The sexual enslavement of females has it's roots in male legends about the always horny women, girls and female childs and their dangerous sexuality and vaginal lust and orgasm. Believe me, that are only legends to enslave females.
The Vaginal Orgasm Doesn't Exist And Never Has Done!
Taking things back to basics: the clitoris is a female sexual organ that is small, sensitive, and located on the outside of the body in front of the opening of the vagina. It is made from the same tissue as the penis and is responsive to sexual stimulation.
If the clitoris is close enough to be involved, of course you have a higher chance of orgasm.
Touching and kissing can be continued almost indefinitely, and non-coital sexual acts after male ejaculation can be used to produce orgasm in women!
But the sex lies are going on in sadistic and misogynist porns and prostitution and in evil things like FGM and child marriage.
Female bodies are beloning the females and not the males, how they can care to treat women, girls and childs like sex toilets and sex toys?
Shame/Jasvinder Sanghera (Autor)/Jasvinder Sanghera (Autor)
'Shame' is the heart-rending true story of a young girl's escape from a nightmare. Overwhelmed and alone, Jasvinder was 15 when she ran away from home to escape a forced marriage to a much older man she'd never met. She had to move constantly, ever wary of being tracked down for betraying her family's honour.

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care/Jennifer Block (Autor)
"No woman who is pregnant, has been pregnant, or plans to be pregnant should set foot inside the office of her OB/GYN before reading this."--Women's Review of Books

A groundbreaking narrative investigation of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care, Pushed presents the complete picture of maternity care in America. From inside the operating room of a hospital with a 44% Cesarean rate to the living room floor of a woman who gives birth with an illegal midwife, Block exposes a system in which few women have an optimal experience. Pushed surveys the public health impact of routine labor inductions, C-sections, and epidurals, but also examines childbirth as a women's rights issue: Do women even have the right to choose a normal birth? Is that right being upheld? A wake-up call for our times, Block's gripping research reveals that while emergency obstetric care is essential, we are overusing medical technology at the expense of maternal and infant health.

Leila's Secret / Kooshyar Karimi (Autor)
Spellbinding and heartbreaking, the true story told by Kooshyar Karimi in Leila's Secret shows us everyday life for women in a country where it can be a crime to fall in love.

Born in a slum to a Muslim father and a Jewish mother, Kooshyar Karimi has transformed himself into a successful doctor, an award-winning writer, and an adoring father. His could be a comfortable life but his conscience won't permit it: he is incapable of turning away the unmarried women who beg him to save their lives by ending the pregnancies that, if discovered, would see them stoned to death.

One of those women is 22-year-old Leila. Beautiful, intelligent, passionate, she yearns to go to university but her strictly traditional family forbids it. Returning home from the library one day – among the few trips she's allowed out of the house – she meets a handsome shopkeeper, and her fate is sealed. Kooshyar has rescued countless women, but Leila seeks his help for a different reason, one that will haunt him for years afterwards and inspire an impossible quest from faraway Australia.

For all its tragedy, this unforgettable book is paradoxically uplifting, told from the heart of Kooshyar's immense sympathy, in the hope that each of us – and the stories we tell – can make a difference.

Being Reshma: The Extraordinary Story of an Acid-Attack Survivor who Took the World by Storm / Reshma Qureshi (Autor), Tania Singh (Autor)
On 19 May 2014, as seventeen-year-old Reshma Qureshi left home for the examination centre, everything happened in a flash. The men rushed towards her. Grabbed her. Tugged at her hair. Poured acid on her face. Soon she started to burn like a living corpse. The acid ate through her skin and aimed for her bones, but it could not quell the fire in her heart. Rising from from tragedy and suffering, Reshma soon made global headlines by becoming the first acid-attack survivor to walk the runway at the New York Fashion Week. Now an international anti-acid-sale activist, vlogger, model, and the face of Make Love Not Scars, Reshma works tirelessly towards empowering other acid-attack survivors like herself and has become a beacon of hope for millions. Inspiring and life-affirming, Being Reshma is the extraordinary story of this young girl from the slums of Mumbai, who overcame insurmountable odds in an unjust world and dared to change it.

Rape during Civil War /Dara Kay Cohen (Autor)
Rape is common during wartime, but even within the context of the same war, some armed groups perpetrate rape on a massive scale while others never do. In Rape during Civil War Dara Kay Cohen examines variation in the severity and perpetrators of rape using an original dataset of reported rape during all major civil wars from 1980 to 2012. Cohen also conducted extensive fieldwork, including interviews with perpetrators of wartime rape, in three postconflict counties, finding that rape was widespread in the civil wars of the Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste but was far less common during El Salvador's civil war.Cohen argues that armed groups that recruit their fighters through the random abduction of strangers use rape—and especially gang rape—to create bonds of loyalty and trust between soldiers. The statistical evidence confirms that armed groups that recruit using abduction are more likely to perpetrate rape than are groups that use voluntary methods, even controlling for other confounding factors. Important findings from the fieldwork—across cases—include that rape, even when it occurs on a massive scale, rarely seems to be directly ordered. Instead, former fighters describe participating in rape as a violent socialization practice that served to cut ties with fighters’ past lives and to signal their commitment to their new groups. Results from the book lay the groundwork for the systematic analysis of an understudied form of civilian abuse. The book will also be useful to policymakers and organizations seeking to understand and to mitigate the horrors of wartime rape.

It Happens All the Time: A Novel/Amy Hatvany (Autor)
Amy Hatvany made a lot of smart decisions in this book that helped bring forward the complications in defining rape, not the least of which was that she makes the victim and her rapist lifelong best friends; even their moms are best friends. She gives the victim an eating disorder that makes her question herself; she gives him an undiagnosed anxiety disorder from which he needs relief and a dad demanding that he "man up." She makes the rapist a paramedic, and therefore a saver of lives. She adds a squeeze by placing them in a small town.

From this tangled web she spins the story's greatest gift: dual points of view that at times create a compelling he said/she said dynamic. The empathy with which she bathes both perspectives is remarkable coming from this author, who in promoting the novel admits to herself being a date rape survivor.

The best chapters, by far, are therefore found after the rape. It was then that the book turned unputdownable. Still bound by their longstanding relationship, making it impossible for them to walk away, the characters must puzzle through what happened and what they are going to do about it.

SPIKED - The story of a woman drugged with GhB and how she was turned into a criminal. /Sharron Gold (Autor)
The author shares the shocking true account of how overnight her life was turned into a living hell, after her drink was spiked with GhB - a drug that can virtually turn anyone into a willing slave, combined with the potentially lethal power of hypnosis, gang stalkers on two continents, the latest technology for monitoring and recording all voyeuristic activity, outwardly "respectable" criminals send her on a journey into a 21st century hell which defies imagination, gravely endangering her physical and mental health and leaving her destitute. How does anyone survive such an ordeal? What are the effects on the victims of mind altering and so called "truth" drugs? How does a woman caught in the net of gang stalkers escape? How does she rebuild her life and start the process of seeking justice against the perpetrators?
Her only weapon is her continuity trained memory. Over the three months she was drugged, she mentally kept track of everything that happened like a continuity girl on her own nightmare. As she battles with the withdrawal from the forced addiction, the hundreds of pages she has mentally written down float around in front of her. In a race against time, she has to pick up the pages, number them and turn them into a book as fast as possible.
This is the shocking true account of the nightmare Sharron Gold was lucky to survive.
REVIEWS
Horrifying! August 22, 2017 - At first I had a hard time getting into this book. It felt like the writer was kind of "all over the place" and things weren't making sense, after a little while, you realize that was how Ms. Gold was experiencing her life at the time. I started to pay more attention, and the story that unfolded was shocking and horrific. It takes balls to put a story out when all of those people are still out there.
Hard to put down! - Robert Priebe
I met the author a few weeks ago at her shop in Hallstatt. My wife was trying on a dress and I picked up one of two copies of Spiked lying on a table. I saw the author's picture and asked if the story was true. I am a police chief in California and had investigated sexual assaults involving "date rape" drugs. When the author, Sharron, found out I was in law enforcement she begged me to read and review her book and to give it an honest review. I promised her I would, and I'm glad I did. The story is compelling and kept me involved and anxious to read more, There's my honest assessment but I am equally honest in saying I recommend everyone make effort to read it because the story is more than worth it. I could see this story becoming an excellent movie. For those contemplating this book, do it!
One very brave woman - Janette Hallon 4 July 2017
This is a very complex, compelling and intriguing read. Sharron has had an extraordinarily life changing series of events happen to her. Any woman, single or not must read this to be aware of just what could happen - anytime and any place.
I couldn't put the book down - DJEon 7 June 2015
Bought this book as top seller. Interesting reading. I couldn't put the book down .
Lorraine f - 5 starsThis can happen to anyone anywhere
3 August 2016
This story was very close to my heart.
December 2012 I had my drink spiked with rhohipnol this left me with after effects for months after.
It scared me that on a night out someone could do this and I was lucky enough to be with friends who knew something wasn't right and took me straight home.
I have no recollections from the whole night I was in a bar having fun then 10am woke up in my bed my friends next to me I had been sick all night and I tried to get up and couldn't walk I was unable to get out of bed until about 8pm that night and felt frightened by what had happened.
My night could.of certainly been a totally different scenario had I not had such fantastic friends there to look after me.
This book makes me feel thankful and could totally relate to this.
Excellent read.

The Natashas: The Horrific Inside Story of Slavery, Rape, and Murder in the Global Sex Trade /Victor Malarek (Autor)
On the black market, they’re the third most profitable commodity, after illegal weapons and drugs. The only difference is that these goods are human, to their handlers they are wholly expendable. They are women and girls, some as young as twelve, from all over the Eastern Bloc, where sinister networks of organized crime have become entrenched in the aftermath of the collapse of the Communist regimes.

In Israel, they’re called Natashas, whether they’re actually from Russia, Bosnia, the Czech Republic, or Ukraine. Lured into vans and onto airplanes with promises of jobs as waitresses, models, nannies, dishwashers, maids, and dancers, they are then stripped of their identification, and their brutal nightmare begins. They are sold into prostitution and kept enslaved; those who resist are beaten, raped, and sometimes killed. They often have nowhere to turn. In many cases, the men who should be rescuing them—immigration officials, police officers, or international peacekeepers—are among their most hostile aggressors. The worldwide traffic in human beings is already a crisis of epic proportions, and it continues to grow. Victor Malarek here exposes the global phenomenon of sexual trafficking, a form of twenty-first century slavery and a multibillion-dollar industry whose scope has, until now, remained largely unknown. The Natashas is an indispensable and startling call to action to seek out institutional corruption and to put a stop to this heinous crime against humanity.

On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women /Stevie Cameron (Autor)
Verteran investigative journalist 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 not until February 2002 that pig farmer Robert William Pickton would be 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 could be told.


Covering the case of one of North America's most prolific serial killers 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. Cameron uncovers what was behind law enforcement's refusal to believe that a serial killer was at work.

Saadawi, N: Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World / Nawal El Saadawi (Autor)
This powerful account of brutality against women in the Muslim world remains as shocking today as when it was first published, more than a quarter of a century ago. It was the horrific female genital mutilation that she suffered aged only six, which first awakened Nawal el Saadawi's sense of the violence and injustice which permeated her society. Her experiences working as a doctor in villages around Egypt, witnessing prostitution, honour killings and sexual abuse, inspired her to write in order to give voice to this suffering. She goes on explore the causes of the situation through a discussion of the historical role of Arab women in religion and literature.Saadawi argues that the veil, polygamy and legal inequality are incompatible with the just and peaceful Islam which she envisages.

Forsaken Females: The Global Brutalization of Women/Andrea Parrot (Autor)
Women around the world routinely suffer from beatings, rape, torture and murder. These are not the practices of a few demented individuals, but are often institutionalized, culturally-sanctioned behaviors. Millions of women live in a constant state of isolation, terror and fear; for most, escape is nearly impossible due to economic, social, or cultural restrictions. Forsaken Females describes the many types of global brutalization that occur against women: including feticide, infanticide, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery, honor killing, acid attacks, trafficking, dowry death, rape, and intimate partner violence. The violence is varied in both method and practice and is often supported by patriarchal ideologies or policies that maintain the social conditions and cultural framework that accept womenOs brutalization. Forsaken Females also addresses the physical, emotional and economic impact of the violence. The discussion is structured around the experiences of women who describe their personal victimization. Each chapter concludes with examples of promising policies and practices developed to address and reduce violence perpetrated against women.

Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels /Katie West (Herausgeber)
"A fierce and voluble refutation of the patriarchy and its soul-crushing oppression of female power. These writers make clear that as witches, femmes, and queers, they will use their own strength, ingenious rituals, beauty routines, and spells to rise above and beyond the limits of racism/classism and objectifications set by a male-dominated society. While bound by a thread of magic, these are inspiring feminist writings for readers of feminist literature, however identified.” --Library Journal

Edgy and often deeply personal, the twenty-one essays collected here come from a wide variety of writers. Some identify as witches, others identify as writers, musicians, game developers, or artists. What they have in common is that they’ve created personal rituals to summon their own power in a world that would prefer them powerless. Here, they share the rituals they use to resist self-doubt, grief, and depression in the face of sexism, slut shaming, racism, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression.

Out of the Darkness /Tina Nash (Author)
On the evening of 20 April 2011, Tina Nash's life changed forever. After suffering months of beatings and domestic abuse at the hands of boyfriend Shane Jenkin, she was subjected to a barbaric and prolonged attack during which Jenkin beat her unconscious and gouged out both her eyes. When he was jailed in May 2012, people struggled to comprehend the scale of the violence endured by this mother of two at her home in Cornwall.

In Out of the Darkness, Tina tells her full story - of what life with a violent partner is really like and how she survived 12 hours of sustained and unimaginable violence in her own home. Learning to adjust to life without her sight, Tina speaks bravely about how her children have given her the courage to keep going, and how - step by careful step - she is learning to live again. With statistics on domestic violence rising, Tina's incredible memoir of survival makes for essential reading.

You Can't Run: The Terrifying True Story of a Young Woman Trapped in a Violent Relationship /Mandy Thomas (Author)
To read the authors true story is heartbreaking. It is unbelievable level of physical and mental abuse and torture she had to suffer at the hands of her evil and sadistic husband. To think another human being could of inflicted such vile and horrendous pain on another is unfathomable I cried several times reading it. A very strong and courageous lady who was not believed by authorities and left to get on with it. She had nowhere to run and shockingly no one cared or helped. Her love and devotion for her children shines throughout the book. Her strength will hopefully help others who are in similar situations to escape before it is too late.
I hope Mandy and her family are doing well and wish them all the best for the future! Stay strong !