Books about dating violence
Naming the Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering. The Publishers Weekly on Amazon's website says this: "From Publishers Weekly Sponsored by the Lesbian Task Force of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, this book is ``by and for battered lesbians and those who work to support their empowerment.'' Contributors note that the topic is especiallydifficult for lesbians because, as Barbara Hart, an activist lawyer, states in the preface, lesbian battering ``contradicts our belief in the inherent nonviolence of women,'' and publicity about it ``may enhance the arsenal of homophobes.'' Lobel alternates personal histories with commentary by counselors, activists and others who offer advice on how to treat victims and how to deal with the problem generally.(They note the many parallels to man-woman battering cases.) The victims' stories are wrenching: one battered woman has become so suspicious that when she sees an adult and several girls flying kites in a park (while she writes her contribution to this volume), she remarks only, ``I hope that their relationship is as loving and playful as it looks.'' This collection constitutes a challenge to lesbians who abuse their lovers and to those who tolerate such abuse."The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships by Laura Petracek.Above all, this book is especially relevant to abuse survivors, it will definitely help you."Waking to Tears: Losing a Loved One to Violence by Traci Bieber Nelson "It is a compilation of stories from people across the globe who have lost a loved one to violence.One of the aspects of the book is that the author includes many different types of violence, including male victims." (added 9/26/01) Note that purchasing using this link gives a 5% donation to SAFE, with additional cost to you. Amazon's description: This comprehensive resource book examines a broad range of issues that confront the victims of same-sex domestic violence and those who offer them services.
Reclaiming Your Life: the Gay Man's Guide to Love, Self-Acceptance, and Trust, by Rik Isensee.Same Sex Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change, by B. Chapters include topics of practical concern, HIV, same-sex domestic violence, establishing safe-home networks for battered gay men, courtroom advocacy, coalition building and dating violence prevention.