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DEEPER MYSTERIES Questions We Need to Ask About Crimes Against Women
September 13, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Me Too Short Stories is an anthology of stories by women crime fiction authors about crimes against women. Elizabeth Zelvin, editor, says: “Me Too” goes as far beyond workplace harassment as workplace harassment goes beyond a supervisor calling a subordinate “sweetheart.” Me Too Short Stories is a powerful collection of tales of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. These stories could be intolerable. Why aren’t they? Because these tales of retribution and healing give survivors a voice—a great variety of voices—that ring with courage and hope.We classify these stories as crime fiction rather than mystery because they are not whodunits. But they are meant to open readers’ minds to questions about crimes against women that we wish more people would ask. Here are some of the deeper mysteries the anthology explores.Why don’t battered women leave?How can anybody hurt a child?How can a mother let it happen?How far would a woman go to protect her kids?Why would a woman flirt with danger?How would a woman feel if her mistake cost someone’s life?What choices would you make in these women’s place?Three of the contributors to the Me Too Short Stories anthology discuss these issues and answer your questions via Zoom. Besides being published writers, they are a lawyer, a therapist, a business executive; a dancer, a singer-songwriter, a poet; three mothers, a grandmother, and more. Register here – “This anthology is a treasure. Empowering, inspirational, and sometimes wickedly funny.”- Hank Phillippi Ryan, nationally bestselling author