"Entertaining and accessible, this is a must-read for any man who wants to help end violence against women." -- Capt. Robert Martin (LAPD Ret.)
"An incendiary book that takes the notion of self-defense to a whole new dimension. She's got it absolutely right: waiting for male predators to mend their ways is a fool's game." -- John Stoltenberg
, author of Refusing to be a Man
"In this highly readable book, Ellen provides a practical, sensible, and timely survival manual for females of all ages." -- Gail Berendzen, President: Women of Washington
From the Back Cover
"Beauty Bites Beast should be required reading for all females -- not only women, but girls too. This book enlightens us as to why our culture raises women to be victims, as well as what we have to do in present day society to change the way we raise our girls so they can take their place as leaders for a peaceful society.
It's absurd to not take action about women's fear of male physical force, when considering our own liberation. And while it is absolutely men's responsibility to stop their own violence, women and girls need to be prepared to defend themselves, because they need to know how to save their own emotional and physical lives.
In the same way we have fire fighters and paramedics as first responders, women and girls need to learn to be their own first responders."
-- Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, activist, Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and 2012 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom