See What You Made Me Do
Every year in England and Wales alone, one in twenty adults suffer domestic abuse, two thirds of them women. Every week, two men kill a woman they were intimate with. And still we ask the wrong question: Why didn’t she leave? Instead, we should ask: Why did he do it?
Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators — and the systems that enable them — in the spotlight. Her radical reframing of domestic abuse takes us beyond the home to explore how power, culture and gender intersect to both produce and normalise abuse. She boldly confronts uncomfortable questions about how and why society creates abusers, but can’t seem to protect their victims, and shows how we can end this dark cycle of fear and control.
‘See What You Made Me Do’ is a profound and bold confrontation of this urgent crisis and its deep roots. It will challenge everything you thought you knew about domestic abuse.
Finalist for the 2019 Walkley Book Award 'A shattering book: clear-headed and meticulous, driving always at the truth' -- Helen Garner Shortlisted for General Non-Fiction Book of the Year, 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards Longlisted for the 2019 Indie Book Awards, Australia 'Should be compulsory reading for politicians at every level' -- The Sydney Morning Herald 'A call for action . . . unlike any that has yet been written . . . capture[s] the visceral feeling of domestic terror.' -- Sydney Review of Books Finalist for the 2019 Australian Human Rights Commission Media Award Shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards
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