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Sisters in Pain: Battered Women Speak Out

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In 1995 Kentucky governor Brereton Jones granted parole to ten women who had been convicted of killing, conspiring to kill, or assaulting the men who had abused them for years. The media began referring to them as the Sisters in Pain, a name they embraced. These are their stories. L. Elisabeth Beattie and Mary Angela Shaughnessy's interviews of seven of the Sisters in Pain detail the physical, sexual, or psychological abuse they suffered at the hands of their husbands or boyfriends, battery beyond comprehension. Anyone who has ever asked, Why don't they just leave? will come to understand the interconnected strands of abuse that make just living through another day a personal triumph. Beattie and Shaughnessy address the pervasive nature of domestic violence in America and explore the legal ramifications of fighting back. Their interviews with the Sisters in Pain reveal the ways in which these women have picked up the pieces of their shattered lives and learned to face the future.

Book News Annotation:

This exploration of domestic abuse revolves around the stories of the "Sisters in Pain," ten women granted parole in 1995 after conviction for killing, aspiring to kill or assaulting men who had for years abused them. After a discussion of the formation of the Battered Offenders' Self-Help Group and the creation of the Prison Quilt (where battered women in Kentucky sewed together squares on which they had drawn stories of abuse), the stories of the Sisters in Pain are told in the womens' own words, in painful and humiliating detail, from the beginnings of the relationships, to the abuse, to its final resolution.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-214).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813121512
Foreword:
Weinstein, Marsha
Author:
Shaughnessy, Mary Angela
Foreword by:
Weinstein, Marsha
Foreword:
Weinstein, Marsha
Author:
Beattie, Elisabeth
Author:
Beattie, L. Elisabeth
Author:
Weinstein, Marsha
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Location:
Lexington :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Wife abuse
Subject:
Criminal Law
Subject:
Abused women
Subject:
Abusive men
Subject:
Justifiable homicide.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Criminal Law - General
Subject:
Abused women -- Kentucky.
Subject:
Wife abuse -- Kentucky.
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
1422-3F
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
214
Dimensions:
9.35x6.26x.86 in. 1.21 lbs.

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