Giving Rage Weapons. Literature As a Martial Art

Original title: Armer la rage. Pour une littérature de combat

Author: Lafontaine, Marie-Pier

Publication Date:

March 2022

Pages:

118

Original language and publisher

French | Héliotrope

Territories Handled

Netherlands, North America, Scandinavia

Genre

Society

Giving Rage Weapons. Literature As a Martial Art

Original title: Armer la rage. Pour une littérature de combat

Author: Lafontaine, Marie-Pier

Synopsis

A charge against rape culture and gender violence.

This book contains a raw form of violence that will move you in a way you may never have thought imaginable. After just a few lines, you will quickly understand that you have been living in ignorance and it is finally time to open your eyes.

Giving Rage Weapons calls out a society that warns women about the dangers of defending themselves against sexual abuse rather than teaching them how to fight back.

This essay takes both a private and political look at different forms of sexual trauma – direct, indirect, and insidious. It looks into women’s right to self-defense and into the power that writing had for a person who only learned as an adult that not all families live constantly in fear.

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