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In 1971 Erin Pizzey founded Chiswick Women's Aid, the first refuge for battered wives. Her 1974 book "Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear" brought the issue to the attention of the public.

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Publisher Macmillan Apologizes To Erin
Monday, October 18, 2010 12:58 AM

As she slumped on the sofa in her small South London flat, tears streamed down Erin Pizzey’s face and splashed on to the book that lay on her lap.

Praised by critics for its ’superb’ account of post-Second World War society, Andrew Marr’s A History Of Modern Britain has secured his position as not just a political commentator but also a social historian.

Yet it wasn’t his prose that had stirred up such a reaction in Erin. It was that the book described her as a terrorist sympathiser.

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Daily Mail - UK Justice Ministry Plan to Let Women Murderers Off is an Affront to Morality
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:16 PM

Harriet Harman recently made a leaden attempt at self-deprecating humour. In response to a House of Commons question about her leadership ambitions, she said that she could not possibly become Prime Minister because, if she did, then the nation’s airports would be filled with men trying to flee the country.

The joke caused bewildered looks rather than laughs, partly because of her lack of comic timing, but more importantly because there is nothing funny about her aggressively feminist agenda, which treats men as either second-class citizens or a menace to society.

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Why Are We Not Asking The Right Questions?
Sunday, July 13, 2008 10:12 AM
By Erin Pizzey

Seventeen teenagers commited suicide in Bridgend, South Wales. Nineteen teenagers have been stabbed to death this year in England. There are very faint brave voices trying to get across the message that the primary responsibility for the violence in the children across the Western world is the destruction of the family.
Millions of hysterical […]

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Cabinet Office reply to petition asking that help be provided for ALL victims
Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:56 AM
By Erin Pizzey

So finally, as you can see below, the Cabinet Office has put out a statement after 37 years of lies and denials to tell us what most of us have always known … domestic violence is not a gender issue.
The Home Office in London also has issued the following statement: “Domestic violence is defined by […]

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Recent travels: California and Slovenia
Monday, March 31, 2008 10:45 AM
By Erin Pizzey

For once arriving at the immigration desk in LA was not the usual miserable experience. The man on the desk actually smiled at me and wished a good stay.

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The Independent - Defender of abused women finds a new cause: male victims
Saturday, January 19, 2008 2:17 AM

Erin Pizzey, the campaigner who pioneered treatment for abused women by setting up Britain’s first refuge centre for victims of domestic violence in the 1970s, is now turning her attention to another group of often overlooked victims: men.

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My Views on Domestic Violence
Friday, January 18, 2008 8:56 PM
By Erin Pizzey

One of the most interesting debates in the new century might well be the question of how and why the women’s movement in the Western world was founded? Did it, as many of the women journalists explained, rise from the needs of the oppressed women of the world? Or was it manufactured by […]

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Talking to Men About Violent Women
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 1:46 PM
By Erin Pizzey

“I fell in love and then I woke up in a nightmare.” This was said to me by a man a few weeks ago but it could just as easily been said by a woman. Born and raised in a household where both my parents were dysfunctional and violent I was aware of […]

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This Way To The Revolution - Part 8
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:05 PM
By Erin Pizzey

While I was in America, Hounslow Council launched an Appeal to the High Court in the Strand in London to have me jailed for over crowding my refuge. I lost the Appeal and my lawyers decided to take the case up to the House of Lords. I […]

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Autobiography - Chapter 1
Sunday, July 22, 2007 7:35 AM
By Erin Pizzey

CHAPTER ONE
According to my father, my mother once recovered from her caesarean that I forced upon her, packed an extensive amount of luggage and disappeared off to visit her friends in Peking. My twin sister and I were left in the care of our English nanny at the top of a very large gothic […]

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