“Rampage; the pathology of an epidemic” is my own work. The cover is a painting by Kristen Hunt-Jones and winner of the People’s Choice award for a 2010 Amnesty International fundraiser event in Vancouver.
On March 19th, the book ‘Rampage; the pathology of an epidemic’ written by Gwynne Hunt was released at the International Celebration of Women in Abbotsford. The book is Hunt’s personal journey over the last six years working on the book and the Memory March (a walk/vigil honouring over 4,000 missing and murdered women and children in Canada). It includes interviews with grassroots’ workers she met. There are a lot of individual, concerned people who work to end violence against women. One of those women is Mary Billy, a writer and activist in Squamish. There are interviews, case stories and conversations with family member’s who have lost loved ones. The book is not about how we are going to end the violence but an examination of the problems, concerns and stereotypical thinking that keeps us trapped in a cycle of violence. Included are the names of 4,000 missing and murdered women and children that have been compiled for The List.
The book archives the struggles of grassroots’ workers who actively try to raise awareness and focus a light on the violence against women. Domestic violence accounts for most of the murders but media tends to focus on ethnic groups and women at risk. All women are at risk and it is time society stood up united to end the violence.