Forsaken Females describes the varied types of brutalization women experience through the life course, as well as historical and theoretical perspectives of global violence against women. The book illuminates the diverse ideologies and cultural conditions that condone and perpetuate the brutality that victimizes women. The discussion is structured around the experiences of women who describe their personal victimization. Each chapter concludes with examples of promising policies and practices developed to address and reduce violence perpetrated against women.
Andrea Parrot is a professor in the department of policy analysis and management at Cornell University. She is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Upstate Medical University. Parrot is the author of numerous books, monographs, training manuals, and articles. She has appeared on many television and radio programs, including Face the Nation, Larry King Live, Oprah, and CBS This Morning. Professor Parrot has presented her work internationally, and has been an invited lecturer to over 100 college and University campuses around the world. Nina Cummings is a health educator specializing in women's health and the Victim Advocate at Cornell University. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Ithaca College where she teaches Women and Health each spring. For over twenty years, her work has focused on violence against women, victimology, sexual violence prevention and education, and women's health. Ms. Cummings has collaborated on several publications with co-author Andrea Parrot including Rape 101: Sexual Assault Prevention for College Athletes.
Chapter 1 Perspectives on violence against women: Historical, methodological and theoretical Chapter 2 The sociopolitical conditions that predispose women to violence Chapter 3 Femicide Chapter 4 Female Genital Cutting: Clitoridectomy, female circumcision, female genital mutilation, or rite of passage Chapter 5 Sexual Violence Chapter 6 Sexual slavery Chapter 7 Trafficking Chapter 8 Intimate partner violence Chapter 9 Honor Killing Chapter 10 The impact of violence on women Chapter 11 Working toward a world without violence against women