No More Secrets
Violence in Lesbian Relationships
By (author) Janice L. Ristock
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No More Secrets by Janice L. Ristock
Book DescriptionViolence is a male biological trait. When women fight, no one gets seriously hurt. Lesbians don't abuse their spouses. The truth revealed in Janice Ristock's groundbreaking book is that lesbian relationships sometimes do turn violent. Based on interviews with more than one hundred lesbians who have suffered abuse and seventy-five case workers, No More Secrets is the first in-depth account of this startling phenomenon. Although one in four gay and lesbian couples are affected by domestic violence, the problem has remained hidden for several reasons. By giving voice to the victims, Ristock helps women to address violence by breaking silences, sharing secrets, and naming the forms of abuse.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415929462
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Janice L. Ristock
Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Lives, Paperback (May 2013)
Queer lives remain at the margins of most academic inquiry into domestic violence. This edited volume brings together innovative research into intimate partner violence that is specific to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer people (LGBTQ).
No More Secrets, Hardback (March 2002)» View all books by Janice L. Ristock
Although it is not often acknowledged, lesbian relationships sometimes do turn violent. Based on interviews with more than 100 lesbians who have suffered abuse and 75 case workers, "No More Secrets" is an in-depth account of this startling phenomenon.
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Author Biography - Janice L. Ristock
Janice Ristock is a community psychologist and Professor of Women's Studies at the University if Manitoba. She is co-author of Community Research as Empowerment: Feminist Links, Postmodern Interruptions (1996) and co-editor of Inside the Academy and Out (1998) and Women and Social Change (1991).
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