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Caged Eyes

  • Paperback $16.00

    Feb 07, 2017 | 272 Pages

  • Ebook $15.99

    Feb 07, 2017

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Praise

“Hall opens a window onto sexual assault in general and the effect it has immediately and years, even decades, afterward…Hall allows them to truly understand how victims internalize the worst accusations of the culture around them and the monumental effort needed to combat their own self-doubt…a deeper understanding of an important issue.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Told in compelling, honest prose, Caged Eyes is both an exposé of the horrifying misogyny and rape culture within the US military and a memoir of extraordinary resilience and triumph.”
—Helen Benedict, author of The Lonely Soldier and Sand Queen

“Lynn Hall is a powerful writer who tells an epic story. She vividly captures what it means to be raped by a fellow cadet—someone she considered family. She brings to life in a deeply personal way the double betrayal. First she was assaulted by a friend, and then she was silenced by an institution she loved, one which proved sadly incapable of enacting true justice. Hall is an incredibly resilient human being and this is a spectacular book about finding one’s voice and speaking out about injustice.”
—Helen Thorpe, author of Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

“Brave, direct, and unflinching, Hall portrays, with compelling detail, the battle that women fight against sexual violence. Her story is heartbreaking, but also honest and inspiring. Her powerful voice makes this an absolutely necessary book, addressing a critically important issue.”
—Sue William Silverman, author of Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You

Caged Eyes is an incredible story of a young woman’s odyssey. As Lynn Hall seeks to fulfill her dream to fly, she confronts unspeakable familial and health roadblocks due to sexual abuse first at home and later while a student in the Air Force Academy. Hall’s story confronts us with a modern-day pilgrim’s progress through the sometimes torturous path of growing up female in a man’s world. Due to her resilience and the love of friends, this is ultimately a tale of resurrection and hope for women struggling for sexual equality.”
—Peggy Sanday, author of Fraternity Gang Rape: Sex, Brotherhood, and Privilege on Campus

“As a vulnerable young woman, Lynn Hall encountered a succession of men, and then a prestigious institution, that not only abused her but tried to coerce her into silence. But they did not succeed. This beautiful and inspiring memoir represents the triumph of her voice—and by extension that of countless other victims and survivors—over the actions and inactions of perpetrators and bystanders who might have been able to inflict pain, but who could never hold a candle to her strength of character and moral integrity.”
—Jackson Katz, Ph.D. co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention, the first system-wide gender violence prevention program in the U.S. military, and author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How all Men Can Help

Table Of Contents

Author’s Note

Prologue

PART I: Space Odyssey

CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 5

CHAPTER 6

PART II: Broken

CHAPTER 7

CHAPTER 8

CHAPTER 9

CHAPTER 10

CHAPTER 11

PART III: Dark Ages

CHAPTER 12

CHAPTER 13

CHAPTER 14

CHAPTER 15

CHAPTER 16

PART IV: Warrior Spirit

CHAPTER 17

CHAPTER 18

CHAPTER 19

PART V: Higher

CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 21

CHAPTER 22

Epilogue

Select Recommendations for Resources on Sexual Assault in the Military

Acknowledgments

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