In early 2012 I was delighted when the veteran domestic violence campaigner Erin Pizzey agreed to write a Foreword for my book Feminism: the ugly truth. It was wonderful to finally meet Erin Pizzey for the first time, at the Detroit conference, and to have a number of discussions. It would be impossible to exaggerate the esteem with which this remarkable woman is held across the MHRM. AVfM presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the dinner later in the day when she gave her speech, and of course she received a standing ovation from the assembled delegates. Her speech to the conference is here. Enjoy.