When news of a murdered woman hits the headlines in Australia, people sit up and take notice. Unless that woman happens to be a sex worker.
Invisible Women tells the stories of 65 murdered sex workers – all of whom are somebody’s mother, daughter, wife or sister – whose identities have been erased. Why do we see some lives as less valuable than others, and what price do we all pay for this disgraceful lack of care? These stories of incredible women are both deeply moving and shocking in their insight and clarity. And definitely way overdue.
About the Author
Ruth Wykes is a true crime writer human rights activist and co-author of the true crime collection Women Who Kill. Ruth was writer, editor and publisher of a magazine in Western Australia for ten years.
Kylie Fox is a crime and spec fiction writer from Melbourne. Her short story, Poppies, won the Dorothy Porter Award at the 2010 Scarlet Stiletto Awards and will appear in Scarlet Stiletto: The Second Cut.
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It was wonderful to read about people who are rarely recognized in our society
A very moving and insightful book. A fitting tribute to the many women in Australia who lost their lives in horrendous circumstances.
Published: 1st January 2016
Country of Publication: AU