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Backhouse, Constance, and Leah Cohen. Sexual Harassment on the Job. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1981.

Barry, Kathleen. Female Sexual Slavery. New York: Avon Books, 1979.

Bart, Pauline, and Patricia O'Brien. Stopping Rape: Successful Survival Strategies. New York: Pergamon Press, 1985.

Bass, Ellen, and Laura Davis. The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. New York: Harper Perennial, 1994.

Brownmiller, Susan. Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape. New York: Fawcett, 1993, c.1976.

Candib, Lucy M. "Violence as a Gender Issue," in M. K. Hendricks-Matthews, ed., Family Violence: Toward a Solution. Kansas City, MO: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Publications, 1992.



Toward an Understanding of Male Violence Against Women

Race, Class, and Violence Against Women

Blaming the Victim

Sexual Harassment

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault

Incest and Sexual Abuse of Children

The Sex Industry

Defending Ourselves Against Violence

Ending Violence Against Women



Center for Women and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union. Clergy Abuse Survivors Packet. Available, for $5.00, from Center for Women and Religion, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709; (510) 649-2490.

Davis, Angela. Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Challenge to Racism. Latham, NY: Kitchen Table Women of Color Press, 1987.

Davis, Laura. Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused As a Child. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

----- The Courage to Heal Workbook for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. New York: Harper & Row, 1990.

Dworkin, Andrea. Pornography: Men Possessing Women. New York: NAL-Dutton Press, 1991.

Fairstein, Linda. Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape. New York: Berkley Publishing, 1995.

Finex House. Escape: A Handbook for Battered Women Who Have Disabilities. Finex House, P.O. Box 1154, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; Attn: Chris Womendez.

Fortune, Marie M. Sexual Violence: The Unmentionable Sin: An Ethical and Pastoral Perspective. New York: Pilgrim Press, 1983.

Herman, Judith L. Father-Daughter Incest. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981. A classic.

Herman, Judith. Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books, 1992.
Jones, Ann. Women Who Kill. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996.

Lerner, Gerda. "The Rape of Black Women as a Weapon of Terror," in Gerda Lerner, ed., Black Women in White America: A Documentary History. New York: Random House, 1992.

Levy, Barrie, ed. Dating Violence: Young Women in Danger. Seattle: Seal Press, 1991.

Lobel, Kerry, ed. Naming the Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering. Seattle: Seal Press, 1986.

Martin, Del. Battered Wives. New York: Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, 1990.

Massachusetts Coalition of Battered Women's Service Groups. For Shelter and Beyond: An Educational Manual for Working with Women Who Are Battered. Boston: MCBWSG, 1992. Available from MCBWSG, 14 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.

McEnvoy, Alan, and Jeff Brookings. If She Is Raped: A Book for Husbands, Fathers, and Male Friends. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications, 1990.

Miller, Alice. Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injury. New York: Doubleday, 1991.

Rush, Florence. The Best Kept Secret: Sexual Abuse of Children. New York: McGraw Hill, 1992, c.1980. Reviews the Bible, myths, fairy tales, and popular literature.

Russell, Diana E. H. Making Violence Sexy: Feminist Views on Pornography. New York: Teachers College Press, 1993.

Sanday, Peggy R. Fraternity Gang Rape: Sex, Brotherhood, and Privilege on Campus. New York: New York University Press, 1992.

Sanford, Linda Tschirhart. Strong at the Broken Places: Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse. New York: Random House, 1990.

Warshaw, Robin. I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

White, Evelyn. Chain Chain Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships. Seattle: Seal Press, 1994. Wisechild, Louise M., ed. She Who Was Lost Is Remembered: Healing from Incest Through Creativity. Seattle: Seal Press, 1991.

Zambrano, Myrna, M. Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanatada: For the Latina in an Abusive Relationship. Seattle: Seal Press, 1985.


Andrews, A.B., and L.J. Veronen. "Sexual Assault and People with Disabilities." In Deborah Valentine, ed. Sexuality and Disabilities: A Guide for Human Service Practitioners. Binghamtom, NY: Haworth Press, 1993.

Magazines and Newsletters

The Aurora: An Ongoing Forum for Women
P.O. Box 535; Plaistow, NH 03865 A quarterly newsletter for women.

The Cutting Edge
P.O. Box 20819; Cleveland, OH 44120
A newsletter by and for women who self-injure.

The Healing Woman Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3038; Moss Beach, CA 94038; (415) 728-0339
E-mail: healingwcaaol.com

Information, self-help, and support by and for women in recovery from childhood sexual abuse and related areas. Monthly newsletter.

Survivor Activist
Survivor Connections, Inc.
52 Lyndon Road; Cranston, RI 02905; (401) 941-2548 A quarterly newsletter.

318 Mission, No. 19; San Francisco, CA 94110
A newsletter for survivors of ritual abuse.

Audiovisual Materials

Breaking Silence, A Film on Incest and the Sexual Abuse of Children, 1985. New Day Films, 22-D Hollywood Avenue, Hohokus, NY 07432; (201) 652-6590; Web site: http://www.newday.com

The Confrontation: Latinas Fight Back Against Rape, 1983. Women Make Movies, 462 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10013; (212) 925-0606; E-mail: [email protected]

Dating Rights: Gang Rape on Campus. Available from Filmakers Library, 124 East 40th Street, Suite 900, New York, NY 10016; (212) 808-4988.

Delores, 1988. Domestic violence in Latino communities. Cinema Guild, 1697 Broadway, Suite 802, New York, NY 10019; (212) 246-5522; E-mail: cinemagcaaol.com

Not a Love Story, 1981 film about pornography. The National Film Board of Canada, 350 5th Avenue, Suite 4820, New York, NY 10118; (212) 629-8890.

Rape/Crisis. An award-winning docudrama on the roots of sexual violence. The Cinema Guild. See Delores, above.

Rape Culture, 1975. Widely used. Cambridge Documentary Films, P.O. Box 390385, Cambridge, MA 02139; (617) 484-3993;

Still Killing Us Softly, 1987. Explores violence and stereotyping in advertising. Cambridge Documentary Films. See Rape Culture, above.

We Will Not Be Beaten. The dynamics of battering, institutional response, and the role of shelters. Transition House Films, Box 530 Harvard Square Station, Cambridge MA 02238; (617) 354-2676.


American Women's Self-Defense Association
713 North Wellwood Avenue; Lindenhurst, NY 11757; (800) 43-AWSDA
E-mail: awsdacanais.com

Covenant House Nine-Line
(800) 999-9999
24-hour national hot line for teens.

COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics)
2269 Chestnut Street, #452; San Francisco, CA 94123-2607; (415) 435-7950

Incest Survivors Resource Network International
P.O. Box 7375; Las Cruces, NM 88006; (505) 521-4260
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://zianet.com/ISRNI

Mending the Sacred Hoop
206 West Fourth Street; Duluth, MN 55806; (218) 722-2781

Men Overcoming Violence (MOVE)
54 Mint Street, Suite 300; San Francisco, CA 94103; (415) 777-4496

Model Mugging 1168 Commonwealth Avenue; Boston, MA 02134; (617) 232-7900
An innovative course offered nationwide that teaches women self-defense in simulated rape situations against an instructor dressed as a mugger (with protective equipment).

National Alliance of Sexual Assault Coalitions
110 Connecticut Boulevard; E. Hartford, CT 06108; (860) 282-9881
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.connsacs.org
Works on public policy issues.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 550; Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 235-3900
Web site: http://www.missingkids.com

National Child Abuse Hotline
P.O. Box 630; Los Angeles, CA 90028; (800) 422-4453
A 24-hour hot line for adult survivors as well as children.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
119 Constitution Avenue NE; Washington, DC 20002; (202) 544-7893

National Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCASA)
125 N. Enola Drive; Enola, PA 17025; (717) 728-9740
E-mail: [email protected]
This membership organization sponsors conferences and publishes a newsletter.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE
TDD: (800) 787-3224

National Network to End Domestic Violence
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 900; Washington, DC 20004; (800) 903-0111 ext. 3; (202) 434-7405

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300; Harrisburg, PA 17112; (800) 537-2238

Network for Battered Lesbians/La Red Para Lesbianas Abusadas
P.O. Box 6011; Boston, MA 02114; (617) 424-8611

S.N.A.P. (Survivors Network for Those Sexually Abused by Priests)
P.O. Box 438679; Chicago, IL 60643-8679; (312) 409-2720

Stop Prisoner Rape, Inc.
333 North Avenue 61 ns4; Los Angeles, CA 90042
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.spr.org

Survivors of Incest Anonymous
World Service Office
P.O. Box 21817; Baltimore, MD 21222; (410) 282-3400

TELL (Therapy Exploitation Link Line)
P.O. Box 115; Waban, MA 02168; (617) 964-TELL
Resources for those who have been abused by therapists.

VOICES (Victims of Incest Can Emerge Survivors)
P.O. Box 148309; Chicago, IL 60614; (800) 7VOICE8; (773) 327-1500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.voices-action.org
National network for incest survivors: literature, therapist referrals, conferences.

WHISPER (Women Hurt In Systems of Prostitution Engaged in Revolt)
P.O. Box 5514, Rockefeller Center Station; New York, NY 10185

Women Against Pornography
P.O. Box 845, Times Square Station; New York, NY 10108; (212) 307-5055

Additional Online Resources

Anonymous Sexual Abuse Recovery

Discord's Abuse Survivors' Resources

The Family Violence Prevention Fund

SafetyNet Domestic Violence Resources

Victim Services: Something Happened

The Wounded Healer: Partners And Allies of Sexual Assault Survivors Resources List

*For more information and listings of online resources, please see Introduction to Online Women's Health Resources, p. 25.



Copyright 1984, 1992, 1998 by the Boston Women's Health Book Collective. All rights reserved. Published by Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc.

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