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Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AMBy Nancy Venable Raine

Silence has the rusty taste of shame The words shut up are the most terrible words I know The man who raped me spat these words out over and over during the hours of my attack when I screamed, when I tried to talk him out of what he was doing, when I protested It seemed to me that for seven years until at last I spoke these words had sunk into my soul and beco Silence has the rusty taste of shame The words shut up are the most terrible words I know The man who raped me spat these words out over and over during the hours of my attack when I screamed, when I tried to talk him out of what he was doing, when I protested It seemed to me that for seven years until at last I spoke these words had sunk into my soul and become prophecy And it seems to me now that these words, the brutish message of tyrants, preserve the darkness that still covers this pervasive crime The real shame, as I have learned, is to consent to them After Silence is Nancy Venable Raine s eloquent, profoundly moving response to her rapist s command to shut up, a command that is so often echoed by society and internalized by rape victims Beginning with her assault by a stranger in her home in 1985, Raine s riveting narrative of the ten year aftermath of her rape brings to light the truth that survivors of traumatic experiences know a trauma does not end when you find yourself alive Just as devastating as the rape itself was the silence that shrouded it, a silence born of her own feelings of shame as well as the incomprehension of others Raine gives shape, form, and voice to the unspeakable and exposes the misconceptions and cruelties that surround this prevalent though hidden crime With formidable power and in intimate detail, she probes the long term psychological and physiological aftereffects of rape, its tangled sexual confusions, the treatment of rape by the media and the legal and medical professions, and contemporary cultural views of victimhood For anyone, female or male, who has suffered from or witnessed the shattering effects of rape, After Silence inspires and points the way to healing This landmark book is a stunning literary achievement that is a testimony to the power of language to transform the worst sort of violation and suffering into meaning and into art.
  • Title: After Silence: Rape & My Journey Back
  • Author: Nancy Venable Raine
  • ISBN: 9780609804193
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback

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Taylor Anna Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
I m writing this review a year after reading it, and two months after a group of strange men broke into my apartment in the middle of the night and raped me in front of my two year old daughter In essence, this book quite possibly saved my life, and my daughter s I began reading it while attempting to process previous experiences with sexual harassment and acquaintance rape What occurs in the early part of this book, almost immediately, is this woman s very raw account of a man breaking into her [...]
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Amy Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
The single most important book written about rape This book is profoundly insightful into not only the immediate and long term effects of rape, but also, the societal myths regarding this so called unspeakable crime which happens all too often This book should be read by anyone who is a survivor, who has a loved one who is a survivor, who works with survivors, or who simply wants further insight into the psychological and emotional ramifications of rape and the pervading myths which surround thi [...]
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Rebecca McNutt Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
Even in this day and age, there s still an underlying attitude in society that when a woman or man is raped, it s their fault for being provocative After Silence is the story of someone who wants people to look past the disturbing act forcefully inflicted on her, and who wants them to see her as a strong and courageous human being Honest and emotional, this book is one that will stay with you long after you read it.
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courtney Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
Nancy Venable Raines After Silence is a great consideration of the difficulties of reconciling the raped self with the un raped self She dedicates a great deal of attention to the inconsistency of language surrounding rape and the incomplete evolution of attitudes toward rape its victims and perpetrators She uses her position as a survivor of rape to trace the journey back and to record the work of others, particularly Judith Herman, in this field She fights and I use the word fight rather than [...]
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Kay Katie Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
Rape does not end when you find yourself alive This book was as moving as it was healing Like Lucky, by Alice Seabold, After Silence is one of the most compelling memoirs I ve ever read about the aftermath of living with the horrors of rape, and how to return to the real world Both of these books have become my daily devotionals.
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Lynn Tolson Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
After Silence Rape and My Journey Back by Nancy Venable Raine is a memoir that is well written and emotionally charged In the introduction, the author says that the police told her that she was lucky not to have been murdered That is how horrible it is to be raped it is a crime so heinous as to be associated with murder However, the author did not feel lucky She felt alone, especially since rape is shrouded in silence, shame, and stigma.It s the victim that carries those negative feelings, and R [...]
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Shannon Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
This brings up a few very good points about the way rape is treated socially How people don t want to discuss it, really, because it is so horrifying to them but this kind of silences the victims, so to speak, in that it just makes them feel MORE shamed Stuff like that So it s a good and sad true point to make and one that I thought was examined very interestingly Though the book is a memoir and is just meant to be one person s personal experience with sexual assault, the author mentions a lot o [...]
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Heather Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
I absolutely loved this book from start to finish It was a little different from other memoirs on rape I have read in that the author did research for this book and inserted her comments on various studies and court cases that came out while she was going through her journey This is a great book and the author has some excellent insights.
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Debora Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
Incredibly brave book author puts her heart and soul into a recovery journey Intelligent, articulate, powerful and important Should be shared with anyone who has been a victim of a violent crime.
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Kristen Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
It is really interesting and truely insightful as to a woman s journey back from the depths of self destruction after her rape Truly good for all those working in the advocacy arena.
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Kayla Argeropoulos Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
After Silence is an eloquently written memoir of one woman s experience of rape and the emotional, physical, and mental effects of the abuse Venable Raine illustrates the long term consequences of rape, including the need to build a new life , almost as if a survivor needs to reincarnate in order to survive The post traumatic stress survivors endure, how the memories of the rape shape their entire lives This book is an important read because although in our society we acknowledge how important r [...]
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Amber Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
If I could get everyone to read one non fiction book, this would be it Sadly, I know that the only people who will actually read it are the victims, survivors, and the people who treat us People don t want to read or think about these terrible things They avoid them and post trigger warnings and I completely understand why But I also know what it feels like to be silent and to be silenced and that is what this book is about.Never has a survivor s story so closely matched my own thoughts, feeling [...]
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Jane Rowan Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
After Silence impressed me in two ways Raine s vivid descriptions of the many effects of rape on her life, and the way she details the process of silencing Society does not want rape or child abuse victims to tell their stories Friends ask them to get over it, or not carry it around as if someone who suffers an experience like that can just shed it like a wool coat and walk around being normal After Raine published an account of her rape in The New York Times Magazine, she attended an up scale d [...]
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Lum Sao Ying Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
Lovely prose Raine weaves physiological, sociological and biographical discourse together in a way that is really enlightening There is a lot I will take away from this book in my understanding of how we relate to life in general experiencing trauma as a kind of death, how we relate to others, etc , the many nuances of how people interact with victims of sexual assault, and how the brain chemistry is often permanently altered after the flood of chemicals sent out during extreme trauma why people [...]
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Robert Uttaro Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
This book is vulnerable, honest, heart breaking, empowering and inspirational Nancy Venable Raine takes you on a journey through ups and downs, victim blaming, compassion and healing She explains how she was raped and how she was treated afterwards This book shows how the way we treat others can help or hurt in the healing process of survivors After Silence Rape and My Journey Back is a valuable tool in a world that suffers from sexual violence Robert Uttaro, author of To the Survivors
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Melodie Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
It has been a while since I read this, so my recollection isn t as fresh as it could be What I do remember is the emotion it evoked I recall having my awareness heightened possibly not in a good way Unfortunately, as a woman, I have always been aware, especially of dark streets, energies of strangers, and certain situations, but this book brought an expansion to that Initially, I struggled with the fear aspect even taking out the trash became an ordeal but, overall, I was left feeling impressed [...]
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Jessica Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
I hope that someday, those who have been through this, will be allowed to openly talk about it without criticism from others, especially other women She went through so much, not only that day in 1985 but also in the years after that with how others treated her for wanting to talk about what happened to her I am going to go back through the book to take down notes on articles and stuff that I want to read.
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Madeleine Black Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
I read this book many years ago before I had found my own voice and was able to speak out about being gang raped It was such a powerful read to me and at that stage in my life I was amazed by her honesty and her fight to get back to her un raped self to be fully alive I understand so well about the shame and stigma and how it can silence victims of rape The of us that find our voice and speak out the better to help the shame, stigma and silence that surrounds sexual violence.
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Angie Schwartz Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
I believe that everyone should read this book Raine did a perfect job of walking the reader through the trauma and aftermath of rape So important for even those who aren t survivors She gave the gift of understanding Not big on the writing style but of the message she gave throughout the book Thumbs up.
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Liz Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
This harrowing book describes both how difficult and how important it is for survivors of rape to try to integrate that horrific experience into their lives and reach a point where it is a part of their life instead of the primary event of it This book is very raw and affecting It is likely to be triggery for other survivors of rape.
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Kathy F. Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
I started reading this book shortly after I was raped While it was hard to read, I think the author did a great job I told my mom to read it and she was better able to understand of what I was experiencing than she otherwise would have I think all people, especially those who have friends or family members who were raped, should read this book.
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Danielle Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
It was hard to read this while down the shore with friends but i am so glad i did This book did not remInd me of the author scribbling in her diary about her flashbacks and memories It included occasional though outdated statistics I quite like this author she was neither self pitying nor bitter She helped me feel less alone in a way I was emotionally moved by her memoir.
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Lilia Martinez Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
This book is very inspirational after being brutally raped she still had the aspiration to continue living She fought this battle and didn t let this destroy her which is very ironic for this to occur As I read this book it made me realize many things also helped view life in a different perspective You get a lot from this book even though it s very devastating.
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Lauralee Moss Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
Many reviewers have said how helpful this book is for friends and family of rape survivors I will add that this book was helpful to me as a teacher, when I have students discuss their pasts It gave me a clearer understanding.
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Robin Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
Very impressive book The discussion of the place rape plays in culture and the silencing of victims really is a very important topic that should be discussed often.
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Angela Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
This book helped me to come to terms with the experiences in my own life that I had to deal with and am still dealing with since October 14, 2006.
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Joe Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
Alarming and eye opening Love is felt and empathized towards Nancy and her victimization.
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Kim Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
A beautifully and honest about the trauma and recovery from rape.
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Skye Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
Excellent, important book What a brave woman.
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Marie Jul 04, 2020 - 11:12 AM
Sad, but inspiring, story about a woman s recovery from a rape.
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After Silence: Rape & My Journey Back By Nancy Venable Raine Silence has the rusty taste of shame The words shut up are the most terrible words I know The man who raped me spat these words out over and over during the hours of my attack when I screamed, when I tried to talk him out of what he was doing, when I protested It seemed to me that for seven years until at last I spoke these words had sunk into my soul and beco Silence has the rusty taste of shame The words shut up are the most terrible words I know The man who raped me spat these words out over and over during the hours of my attack when I screamed, when I tried to talk him out of what he was doing, when I protested It seemed to me that for seven years until at last I spoke these words had sunk into my soul and become prophecy And it seems to me now that these words, the brutish message of tyrants, preserve the darkness that still covers this pervasive crime The real shame, as I have learned, is to consent to them After Silence is Nancy Venable Raine s eloquent, profoundly moving response to her rapist s command to shut up, a command that is so often echoed by society and internalized by rape victims Beginning with her assault by a stranger in her home in 1985, Raine s riveting narrative of the ten year aftermath of her rape brings to light the truth that survivors of traumatic experiences know a trauma does not end when you find yourself alive Just as devastating as the rape itself was the silence that shrouded it, a silence born of her own feelings of shame as well as the incomprehension of others Raine gives shape, form, and voice to the unspeakable and exposes the misconceptions and cruelties that surround this prevalent though hidden crime With formidable power and in intimate detail, she probes the long term psychological and physiological aftereffects of rape, its tangled sexual confusions, the treatment of rape by the media and the legal and medical professions, and contemporary cultural views of victimhood For anyone, female or male, who has suffered from or witnessed the shattering effects of rape, After Silence inspires and points the way to healing This landmark book is a stunning literary achievement that is a testimony to the power of language to transform the worst sort of violation and suffering into meaning and into art.

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