A Feminist Manifesto from a Fierce Survivor
"This book is a call to action for all of us-women and men. You will want to put it down, but you can't, because it's so compelling." -Marie McKenzie, #1 Amazon bestselling author of Things That Keep Me Up At Night.
"A tour de force true story of surviving and surmounting the unthinkable. Victim is literary nonfiction at its best."-Sally Clark, author of The Way of The Warrior Mama: The Guide To Raising and Protecting Strong Daughters.
Imagine being a carefree, independent young woman enjoying life. Your bold, adventurous spirit pulls you to travel to distant locales. Then out of nowhere, you're abducted, assaulted, and raped. That is the terror-filled experience that Karen Moe survived almost thirty years ago.
But this is not a crime story. This is not even just a survivor's tale. Instead, this is a manifesto. In dialogue with other feminists and through case studies from around the world, Moe uses her trauma to shine a light on how not only violence against women, but all exploitation, is a natural result of patriarchal hierarchy. Yes, this is Moe's story of triumph over violence, but it is also a call-to-action for both men and women.
The ultimate goal of Victim: A Feminist Manifesto from a Fierce Survivor is to provide tools for resistance against a culture of exploitation. "In the end, what I have suffered and survived has given me a gift... Now, resistance, fighting for justice, is what I live for. My life is far bigger than myself."
"Victim is Karen Moe's impassioned manifesto ... Victim is visceral. It is a difficult book to put down. And it is a compelling must-read " -
Victor Malarek, author of The Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men who Buy It.
"Without false optimism, Karen Moe writes of how we can find authentic hope." - Robert Jensen author of The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men.
Vigilance Press, 9781647044701, 334pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2022