Women and Domination
The moving forces of domestic violence
All over the world, each year, one woman out of five is a victim of violence from her partner.
Three women die from it every two weeks. Physical aggressions in couples don’t happen suddenly. Before the pushes and the hitting, comes the series of the abusive behaviour and intimidation. The worst type of violence isn’t the most visible one. If the women don’t leave, it’s because they are trapped, put under influence. To understand influence is to free oneself from it. Marie-France Hirigoyen with the help of numerous examples, analyses the way violence works in couples. Because one has to understand before one acts. A practical and useful book which allows prompt intervention as soon as the first signs of psychological violence are visible well before physical violence.