We Need to Talk: The Truth about Sexual Violence and My Fight for Justice (Paperback)Emily Hunt (author)
Documenting Emily Hunt's own rape and the subsequent failings in the justice system that lead to a culture of victim blaming, We Need to Talk is an impassioned and courageous conversation starter about how society can halt this epidemic of sexual violence against women.
Emily was in a restaurant, having lunch with her father - the next thing she remembers is waking up, naked, in a strange hotel room, next to a man she did not know. She suspected she had been drugged, raped and later found out she had been filmed without her consent.
What happened to her that night could have happened to anyone. What came next happens to far too many victims, as failures by the police, CPS and other parts of the system, led to Emily doubting she would ever find justice.
Six years after her attack, Emily is an adviser to the UK Government on sexual violence. Part memoir and part investigation, We Need To Talk looks at how rape is a mainstream, everyday problem deeply damaging victims, their families, their workplaces and the economy.
This is a conversation starter about why we don't talk about rape; that the only cause of rape is rapists, not rape victims; who commits rape and why; the reasons why society defaults to blaming the victim; and ultimately how we need to change and humanise the way we talk about rape in order to truly hear and support victims and end the current epidemic of sexual violence.
Publisher: Ad Lib Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'I have just had the privilege of reading Emily's book, which should be mandatory reading for anyone working within the criminal justice system and third sector support organisations. Parents should discuss the issues it raises with their adult/adolescent children and every one of us should applaud Emily's bravery and unimaginable strength of character in achieving what she has over the past 6 plus years.' - Brian McKirdy, Governor, HMP Inverness
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“A compulsive read”
Emily Hunt’s book, We Need to Talk, is a powerful personal insight into how the criminal justice system has let down victims of rape. It is a must read for anyone researching or writing about rape who wants to know... More
“A powerful and brave voice”
Hi not many rape victims feel they can give up their identiy, but Emily Hunt has long been a powerful and brave voice highlighting the experience of so many women who are victims of assult but are not taken seriously,... More
“So much more than just a story about rape”
This isn't just a book about a singular story, it's a discussion of rape in our culture that we all should be a part of. It speaks to data and process specifics in the UK, but the discussion is a global one.... More
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