Erin Pizzey

Prone to violence chapter three

This is Chapter Three of Erin Pizzey’s must-read suppressed blockbuster, “Prone to Violence.” In Chapter 3, we explore the effects of violence and neglect on children. She describes how pain and pleasure becomes linked in the minds of abused children; and how the worst abuse is the slow destruction of the soul by verbal violence. It is a hard, but important read. Erin’s humanity shines throughout, however, as she tries to “love the unlovable.”

Prone to violence: chapter two

This is Chapter Two of Erin Pizzey’s must-read suppressed blockbuster, “Prone to Violence.” In Chapter 2, we explore the phenomenon Erin calls addiction to violent relationships. Some people grow up with so much violence in their family home that violence becomes inextricably linked with their identity and their sense of security. You need to get this into the hands of anyone from an abusive family background.

Prone to Violence, Introduction and Preface

Erin Pizzey founded the first nationally and internationally recognized refuge for battered wives in England in 1971. She has two children and two grandchildren from her first marriage. She has written: Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear, Infernal Child and The Slut’s Cookbook. Here she shares with the AVfM audience serial excerpts from her seminal work on domestic abuse, “Prone to Violence”.

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