Rachel Louise Snyder: No Visible Bruises

MON, MAY 13, 2019 (56:05)

In No Visible Bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don’t know we’re seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths-that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.

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+ BIO: Diane Rosenfeld

Ms. Rosenfeld serves as the Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School where she teaches courses on Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice; Title IX; and Theories of Sexual Coercion.

+ BIO: Rachel Louise Snyder

Rachel Louise Snyder is the author of Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade, the novel What We’ve Lost is Nothing, and No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. Her print work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times magazine, Slate, Salon, theWashington Post, the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the New Republic, and others.

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