Disloyal to feminism : abuse of power & control within the domestic violence shelter system / by Emi Koyama of survivor project.

  • Koyama, Emi, 1975-
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About this work


"As a survivor of domestic violence and an ex-employee of a domestic violence shelter, Emi Koyama has had first-hand experience with the exclusion and abuse of power within the shelter system supposedly created to empower survivors. She employs the personal stories of women in shelters, scholarly articles, and historical data to articulate the need for a restructuring of the shelter system, emphasizing harm-reduction and a balance of powers rather than the present paternalistic and/or radical-feminist utopian structure. She also samples some of her proposed reforms from other successful groups such as San Francisco's Coalition for Homelessness and the Harm Reduction Coalition. The zine includes an outline for a workshop on how to implement survivor-centered services and hold service providers accountable."-- Provided by publisher.


Portland, Oregon : Confluere Publications, [2003]

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28 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm


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Abuse of power & control within domestic violence shelter -- Disloyal to feminism : abuse of survivors within the domestic violence shelter system -- Implementing survivor-centered mechanisms to hold service providers accountable : a workshop -- Formerly homeless survivors' statement at National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2002 -- About Survivor Project / about the author.

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