Silenced Women

Silenced Women Why the Law Fails Women and How to Fight Back

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA's ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction Award

WITH A BRAND-NEW AFTERWORD FOR 2024 COVERING RUSSELL BRAND, LUIS RUBIALES AND OTHER CASE STUDIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

'A stunning book; as vital as it is compelling... a must-read for women and allies alike' -Harriet Johnson, author of Enough: The Violence Against Women and How to End It


'Crucial reading for any person wanting to fight gendered abuse' -Jess Phillips

'If you read anything this year, make sure it's this' -Daisy May Cooper

In 2017, allegations against Harvey Weinstein prompted a worldwide sharing of sexual harassment and abuse stories on social media. Just as #MeToo began to empower survivors to speak out about their abuse, perpetrators and their lawyers got to work trying to silence them.

In Silenced Women, leading human rights barristers Jennifer Robinson and Dr Keina Yoshida expose the ways that the establishment has mobilised against change and sought to reinforce a system that keeps women voiceless. From the difference between the Amber Heard cases in the UK and the US, to the story of how Zelda Perkins became the first person to break her NDA against Weinstein, they draw on their own and others' cases to explain how the law is being used to curtail women's free speech - and what we can do to fight back.

Book information

ISBN: 9781804190210
Publisher: Octopus
Imprint: Endeavour
Pub date:
DEWEY: 342.0878
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 308g
Height: 126mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 32mm