Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape [Susan Brownmiller] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The most comrpehensive study of rape. Looking back on the 40th anniversary of Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking book ‘Against Our Will’. Praise. “A major work of history, a classic No one who reads it will come away untouched.”—The Village Voice “The most comprehensive study of rape ever.

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I find it amazing that Gloria [Steinem] is still on tour.

The early 70s was a great time for us. Archived from the original on October 14, From inside the book.

Against Our Will

Cover of the first edition. Fawcett Columbine- Social Science – pages. It is easy to see why this is a classic. She writes that, to her knowledge, no zoologist has ever observed that animals rape in their natural habitat. Random House, Vintage Books.

Memoir of a Revolutiondetails the story of feminism and her intimate involvement with it, particularly her work to end violence against women. We need it, it is a hideous revelation and it should be required reading. Men, Women and Rape is a book about rape by Susan Brownmillerin which the author argues that rape is “a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear. But she is grateful not to have been one of them.


But then it was suggested I go on the college lecture circuit. We were uncovering so many new truths then.

Betty Friedan had already published The Feminine Mystiquewhich Brownmiller had agxinst up, recognising aspects of herself on every page. Another time, when I was giving a talk on a college campus, a woman raised her hand and asked: But she ayainst leading a different kind of life.

After publishing Against Our WillBrownmiller lectured widely on the topic of rape. Brownmiller criticizes authors such as Richard von Krafft-EbingSigmund FreudKarl Marxand Friedrich Bbrownmiller for what she considers their oversights on the subject of rape. She lives in New York City. Brownmiller grew up in Brooklyn, an only child; her father, a dress salesman in the garment district, had come to America from the Polish shtetl where he was born, where he had married her much younger mother, a secretary.

How a Book Changed the Way We Talk About Rape

The bestselling feminist classic that revolutionized the way we think about rape, as a historical phenomenon and as an urgent crisis —essential reading in the era of MeToo. Donate Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women. In her luxuriantly carpeted penthouse flat high at the top of a tower in Greenwich Village, New York, she was left alone to watch as MeToo rolled like a huge boulder through the national conversation.

Bantam Books- Social Science – pages. Other editions – View all Against Our Will: Neither police departments nor hospitals had trained trauma counselors or procedures for collecting evidence or testing for disease.


The reasons for this are now obvious: You know, some of the posters people carried on the march were so naive. Because if Roe v Wade goes, that is it for us — and it has never been more under threat since this crazed person got to be president.

The anti-rape movement has in fact changed in many ways sinceexpanding its focus to include the experiences of male survivors, the problems with college sexual conduct policies and the issue of other forms of unwanted sexual attention, such as street harassment. Hysteria and Civil Liberties”. Later, when I was on the book tour, a reporter came to interview me.

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I was working on Against Our Will xgainst, and I had gone across the street to this health food bar, and there was this little waif standing there. It was abortion that gave her what she has since called her feminist baptism. Still, Against Our Will laid the groundwork for that activism. What has struck her most forcefully about the wave of allegations in recent weeks?

Women were so brilliant in their analysis.