Erin Pizzey opened the first refuge for domestic violence in the world. She subsequently wrote ‘Scream Quietly or the Neighbors will Hear’ and it was the first book to discuss domestic violence. Both of Erin’s parents were dysfunctional so she was not surprised to find that of the first hundred women who came into the refuge, 62 were as violent or more violent than men they left. She also opened a refuge for men which closed quickly due to lack of funding.
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