Seventy to eighty percent of the stories that were submitted to me for this book were about women fighting back against men trying to hurt them... It was very sobering. And they were all triumphant -- "I was gang raped and I overcame it this way," "I was beaten by my husband and I overcame it that way," "I was given the date rape drug and I was raped and I overcame it that way" -- I couldn't believe it. I mean, I could believe it, it was just hard to read... And that is the nature of our oppression. And it's the nature of our liberation to try to fight against it, and to speak out about it. To be able to vocalize your experience and your oppression is the basis of any liberation movement. A liberation movement wouldn't happen unless people started talking openly about their oppression... With my book, I give these women a platform, a voice, and I feel proud that I can contribute to the liberation of women in that respect.
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