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My library Help Advanced Book Search. It was while listening to Pines, and to those who followed her, that Brownmiller began to see rape in another light, and when the talking was over she proposed that the group hold a conference on the subject, with research papers and panel discussions.

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She writes that, to her knowledge, no suean has ever observed that animals rape in their natural habitat. In lucid, persuasive prose, Brownmiller uses sussn experience againat a journalist to create a definitive, devastating work of lasting social importance.

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. She could not, it seemed, find the words to tell the women how badly things had gone the second time around: All your ideas came from our movement, after all. Brownmiller was profoundly influenced by the Southern sit-in movement to end lunch counter segregation that began in February More information about text formats.


Men, Women, and Rape. Other editions – View all Against Our Will: E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Inshe and her friend Jan Goodman four years previously, they had gone to Mississippi together to join the civil rights movement as summer volunteerswent to a decrepit office building on Broadway and East Eleventh Street, where they then took the elevator to Room The main thing is that they must not mind her smoking.

Views Read Edit View history. She describes rape as “a conscious process of intimidation by which againxt men keep all women in a state of fear”. May 11, Pages. We susn have stayed in touch, of course.

Against Our Will was a bestseller, and Brownmiller received both criticism and acclaim. I find it amazing that Gloria [Steinem] is still on tour.

There was nothing comforting in an historical analysis that indicted society for protecting rapists and contributing to the further humiliation of rape victims. It was hard to take in. In her book, Brownmiller identified a number of deeply ingrained myths wilo rape: Survivors of sexual violence now live in a world where they know they are not alone, where they can access a variety of resources and where discussions about consent happen with frequency.

A landmark work, one of the most significant books to emerge in this decade.

How a Book Changed the Way We Talk About Rape

Sascha Cohen is browjmiller PhD candidate in the history department at Brandeis Universityspecializing in the social and cultural history of s America. Also by Susan Brownmiller. Archived from the original on October 14, LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.


The JWA Podcast listen now. After Sexual Politicsher most important book was The Loony Bin Trip [an account of her struggle with manic depression]. Some sociobiologists and others criticized the book and rejected her conclusions. The joy of discovery overrode any feelings of horror — and, remember, I had years to absorb it all. Discover Education Programs Join our growing community of educators. It forced me to rethink my entire position as a woman and, in the process, it made me extremely uncomfortable—as it should.

She lives in New York City. Pelican Books,pp. 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.

Part of what made Against Wikl Will so radical was its attention to date rape and spousal rape.

How to cite this page Jewish Women’s Archive. Inwhile working as a national affairs researcher at Newsweekshe was among 1, white volunteers who joined Freedom Summer in Mississippi. Brownmiller remains steadfast in her commitment to a s radical feminist worldview, although a new generation of activists challenges that ideology. The talk that night moved seamlessly from childbirth to abortion, which was then still illegal.

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