Every Three Days

Why men kill women, and what we must do to stop it

Original Title: Alle drei Tage

Hardcover with jacket, 208 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04874-5
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: March 1, 2021
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Laura  Backes, Margherita  Bettoni - Every Three Days


A thought-provoking debate book on the causes and consequences of male violence against women

In Germany, every day a man attempts to murder his wife. Every three days, a woman is murdered by her partner or ex-partner, and more women still are killed by someone known to them. These are no 'honour killings' or crimes of passion, but femicides: the killing of a woman because she is a woman.

In this powerful and unsettling book, Laura Backes and Margherita Bettoni show for the first time that the murder of women on account of their sex is a serious problem in our country too, and one that affects our whole society. Dismissed as family tragedies, such murders of women often go largely unnoticed, yet reveal the pattern of patriarchal power and violence that pervades our society. The two journalists have spoken to survivors, interviewed experts, and interrogated the motives of male offenders, whose brutal actions they reconstruct in this book. Their shocking analysis shows that femicide affects us all, and why we have to act now.

"Two hundred pages of unease, and all the more important for it."

NDR Kultur "Journal"


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