Erin Pizzey


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Erin Patria Margaret Pizzey (née Carney, born 19 February 1939) is a British family care activist and a best-selling novelist. She became internationally famous for having started one of the first women's refuges (called women's shelters in the U.S.) in the modern world, Chiswick Women's Aid, in 1971, the organisation known today as Refuge. Pizzey has been the subject of death threats and boycotts... more »

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  • ''Men are gentle, honest and straightforward. Women are convoluted, deceptive and dangerous.''
    Erin Pizzey (b. 1939), British civil rights activist. Daily Mail (London, Aug. 24, 1988).
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