“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:
-Her experiences.
-Definitions of rape.
-The mind of perpetrators.
– Rape statistics in RSA
-Sexual orientations.
-Night outs.

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Books for survivors:
The Courage to Heal – Laura Davies and Ellen Bass
After Silence: Rape & My Journey BackNancy 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:
Susan Brownmiller
Diana Russell
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