“80% of sexual abuse occurs within the household and by the people you know” – Jillian Butterworth
Jillian Butterworth is a clinical psychologist who works primarily in the field of sexual violence. She works in private practice but consults to a number of NGOs and government sectors. She also conducts forensic assessments. She is a research affiliate at the Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit at UCT.
In this Podcast we covered a lot. Some of the topics we covered:
-Definitions of rape.
-The mind of perpetrators.
– Rape statistics in RSA
Books for survivors:
The Courage to Heal – Laura Davies and Ellen Bass
After Silence: Rape & My Journey Back – Nancy Venable Raine
Broken Boys, Mending Men – Stephen Grubman Black
Victims No Longer The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse – Mike Lew
Feminist authors who write around sexual violence:
Judith Lewis Hermann (Excellent book called Trauma and Recovery covers all types of trauma)
Feminist works in general:
Maya Angelou – her poems
We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Guy’s Guide to Feminism – Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel
The Second Sex– Simone de Beauvoir