Becoming Unbecoming

Becoming Unbecoming

Book - 2015/12
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A serial murderer, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, is at large in West Yorkshire and the police are struggling to solve the case. As this national news story unfolds around her, Una finds herself on the receiving end of a series of violent acts for which she feels she is to blame. Becoming Unbecoming explores sexual abuse, gender violence, blame, shame and social responsibility. In graphic novel format, Una asks what it means to grow up in a culture where male violence goes unpunished and unquestioned,challenging a global culture that demands the victims of violence pay
Publisher: Independent Publishers Group 2015/12
ISBN: 9781908434692
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


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AL_JOSHUAS Jun 23, 2017

An unflinching look at sexual violence and its effect on a person. Una writes a letter to society on why we need to change the ways we see sexual violence and its victims. The format is a bit odd at times, but in a way it adds to the story being told.

Apr 22, 2017

Greet idea, but completely unsuccessful execution. Drawings are child like, narration is clinical, and little story telling.

May 19, 2016

I liked the illustrations but the story is so confusing to follow.

LPL_KimberlyL Feb 28, 2016

A feminist discussion of rape culture and victim blaming, this graphic novel is not an easy read but it is most certainly an important one. The author uses her own experiences as a survivor as well as the historical accounts of the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial murderer who targeted young women in the 1970s to early 80s. This one comes with a major Trigger Warning, but is worth the read if you can stomach the content.

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