Naming the violence : speaking out about lesbian battering / edited by Kerry Lobel for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Lesbian Task Force.

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Seattle : The Seal Press, 1986.

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233 pages ; 22 cm

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This item was donated as part of The Women's Health Library archive held by Wellcome Collection, reference SA/WHL


First edition, July 1986.


Copy 1. Donor: This item was originally held in the Women's Health Library. It was donated to Wellcome in 2016 by the Feminist Library, which acted as temporary custodian following the closure of Women's Health in 2006.
Copy 1. Former Women's Health Library shelfmark: Fmh


"What did he hit you with?" the doctor said / Chrystos -- The second closet : battered lesbians / D.J. Cecere -- Love is not enough / S. Crall -- Once hitting starts / Lisa -- Will it never end? / C. Gentlewind -- For better or worse / Breeze -- Love as addiction / K. Hurley -- "The perfect couple" / C. Dziggel -- Battered women's shelters and work with battered lesbians / L. Walker -- Making shelters safe for lesbians / L. Geraci -- Support groups for battered lesbians / N. Porat -- Lesbian abuse : the process of the lesbian abuse issues network (LAIN) / A. Strach, N. Jervey, S.J. Hornstein and N. Porat -- Safe space for battered lesbians / B. Hart and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence -- Community organizing : one community's approach / S. Knollenberg, B. Douville and N. Hammond -- Organizing safe space for battered lesbians : a community based program / Linda and Avreayl -- Letting out the secret : journal entries, 1982-1984 / Sarah -- Coming full circle / J. Cormier -- It couldn't happen to me / Kim -- Lesbian abuse : the story lies under our wounds / S. Kresge.
She never really hit me / B. Northwood -- Nothing is the same anymore / M.L. Dietrich -- The healing comes slowly / A. Istar -- Lesbian battering : an examination / B. Hart -- Lesbian victims and the reluctance to identify abuse / N. Hammond -- How homophobia affects lesbians' response to violence in lesbian relationships / M. Benowitz -- Two workshops on homophobia / S. Pharr.


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