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I was working on Against Our Willand I had gone across the street to this health food bar, and there was this little waif standing there. Skip to main content. Account Options Sign in.
Against our will: men, women, and rape – Susan Brownmiller – Google Books
Brownmiller became inspired to explore the topic of rape after helping to organize a conference on rape with the New York Radical Feminists an organization she had co-founded. Men, Women, and Rapepublished precisely forty years ago. Yes, that was the brownmoller In the s and earlier, a rape victim seeking help would be met, instead, with blame and suspicion.
As I write, no fewer than high-profile men stand publicly accused of assault or harassment in the US. Women were so brilliant in their analysis.
Cover of the first edition. Brownmiller was profoundly influenced by the Southern sit-in movement to end lunch counter segregation that began in February Very old now, the original book dates form the s, iirc – but it is still worth reading for some of the different perceptions of rape, which, most unfortunately, don’t seem to have changed. Brownmiller deserved much credit for being able to avoid radical rhetoric and sticking to excellent reporting in the face of such explosive findings.
I would move on. Memoir of a Revolutiondetails the story of feminism and her intimate involvement with it, particularly her work to end violence against women.
In lucid, persuasive prose, Brownmiller uses her experience as a journalist to create a definitive, devastating work of lasting social importance. Contents In the Beginning Was the Law.
More information about text formats. After the article appeared, Brownmiller, who is now 82, expected a gentle upswing in her emails, perhaps the odd visit from a journalist. Topics Feminism The Observer.
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Men, Women, and Rape inwhich defined rape as a bu social problem of violence against women. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat It was while listening to Pines, and to those who followed her, that Brownmiller began to see rape in another bdownmiller, and when the talking was brownmi,ler she proposed that the group hold a conference on the subject, with research papers and panel discussions.
Another time, when I was giving a talk on a college campus, a woman raised her hand and asked: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.
InBrownmiller was working as a television newswriter at ABC and marching against the war in Vietnam when the Women’s Liberation Movement erupted. We need it, it is a hideous revelation and it should be required reading. In the Beginning Was the Law.
Against Our Will
A landmark work, one of the most significant books to emerge in this decade. If that fallacy still prevails, this only shows how right she was to confront it in the first place.
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