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Because You're A Woman [Paperback]

Jacki Rodikis
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26 Feb 2010
This is my daddy, and I want him to love me . These words encapsulate the torment of a little girl who is made to believe that in order to be loved she has to submit to anything that is asked. The girl grows up; she becomes a mother. But the damage is done and the time-bomb keeps ticking until the birth of her daughter, almost 30 years later, when it throws her into a series of events that change her forever. Through a combination of engaging prose and compelling poetry, this heartrending story illuminates both with sadness and joy, the trials this woman endures in her struggle to overcome the anguish of her childhood - a journey that culminates in triumph.

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  • Paperback: 313 pages
  • Publisher: Austin & Macauley Publishers (26 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905609744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905609741
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 12.6 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 713,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in Gillingham Kent in 1948, Jacki Rodikis was educated at Chatham Grammar School for Girls. She trained as a computer programmer, and then developed a successful business. She is passionate about raising public awareness of the long term effects of childhood sexual abuse and has recently established Women for Change , a charity to help women survivors. She has three children, and four grandchildren and now lives in South Warwickshire. www.jacki-rodikis.co.uk

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinated 25 Mar 2010
A fascinating read, interesting combination of text and poetry. I couldn't put it down.

Patricia Morrow
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I couldn't put this book down until I completed it, box of tissues nearby.... Every chapter was emotionally charged and the poetry incredible. It is a story every woman could relate to, as I expect most of us have seen the best and worst of human nature. Reading "Because You're A Woman" raises many questions about our own life experiences and how we deal with them, and I do think this book could change a few people's lives for the better. The poem "Daughter" was one of the most beautiful pieces of writing I have ever read, every Mother will relate....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Because you're a woman 18 Jun 2010
A very thought provoking insight into a very real life experience, which is both harrowing and yet inspirational. An incredibly honest story of an emotive subject, and the effects it had on the lives of the people involved. It is a triumph of the human spirit over adversity written in such a unique style, which combines beautiful poetry and excellent narration to take the reader comfortably to its conclusion. I defy anybody to read it and not be moved but also to question their opinions of relationships. A must read for men and women alike!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 8 Feb 2013
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A very interesting book which would certainly help not only the victims of abuse but also the family of those who have been abused. Easy reading .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 29 Jan 2011
It took me some time to pick this book up, because I too have abuse in my background,and I was afraid of what it might bring up. But once I started to read, it was compelling. Brutally honest, vulnerable, insightful and beautifully written this is the story of a woman who refuses to be labelled a victim,and painfully goes on to not just survive, but to thrive. It is a story for women everywhere, a testament to the strength and courage of the female. Jacki Rodikis is a role model and inspiration to us all. I read is soon after Eat, Pray, Love which I enjoyed, but at a shallow level. There is an honesty and congruency to Because You're A Woman which shines off every page and lifts it far above Eat, Pray, Love - although the latter is a smash hit. This deserves to be up there with it. Ladies buy it for your sisters, pass it on to your work mates - we ALL need to read this. Despite the horrific betrayal of her childhood, there is no hint of self pity. She identifies the behaviour patterns abuse conditions into us, the lack of self worth and numbness that is familiar to every victim of abuse. But there is nothing maudlin about this tale, it is one of hope, and strength and courage and integrity. Great read!
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