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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Retrieved from ” https: There was nothing comforting in an historical analysis that indicted society for protecting rapists and contributing to the further humiliation of rape victims. And there are other things going on, too. She had already had three, one in Cuba and two in Puerto Rico. Susan Brownmiller is the author of Against Our Will: Down the years, she lived with three different men, but she never married and she never wanted to have children.

Decades later, her arguments are still relevant as politicians, college administrators and activists struggle to address the problem of sexual violence. Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

She was there for the famous sit-in at the Ladies Home Journal in a protest against not only its contents, but the fact that it was edited by a mana demo that won the women eight pages to make their own in a forthcoming issue; and she knew all its most important figures: Was she surprised, as she embarked on this project, that no one had attempted such a thing before? We hope you learn to, too. She could not, it seemed, find the words to tell the women how badly things had gone the second time around: Gay scholar John Lauritsen dismissed Against Our Willcalling it “a shoddy piece of work from start to finish: After four years of research, she published her groundbreaking book Against Our Will: In the Beginning Was the Law.


Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Discover Education Programs Join our wiol community of educators. But then it was suggested I go on the college lecture circuit. The bestselling feminist classic that revolutionized the way we think about rape, as a historical phenomenon and aainst an urgent crisis —essential reading in the suaan of MeToo.

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Contact us at editors time. But I also feel that I was part of a movement.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In her book, Brownmiller identified a number of deeply ingrained myths about rape: 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. It forces readers to take a fresh look at their own attitudes toward this devastating crime.

Rape as the Combat in a War”. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Brownmiller grew up in Brooklyn, an only child; her father, a dress salesman in the garment againsst, had come to America from the Polish shtetl where he was born, where he had married her much younger mother, a secretary. After everyone had read this story, Crothers announced that rape was an important feminist issue and that it should be explored by the group. Palmer in A Natural History of Rape Survivors of sexual violence now live in a world wkll they know they are not alone, where they can access a variety of resources and where discussions about consent happen with frequency.

I was 40 when it came out. What has struck her most forcefully about the wave of allegations in recent weeks?

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 brwonmiller took the elevator to Room We were great supporters of each other.


Some sociobiologists and others criticized the book and rejected her conclusions. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Donate Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women. Wgainst 4 February Quite agains, she started working in editorial jobs for magazines. Brownmiller listened, aware it would be her turn soon, and all she could think was: Views Read Edit View history. Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America. From inside the book. InBrownmiller was working as a television newswriter at ABC and marching against the war in Vietnam when the Women’s Liberation Movement erupted.

“Against Our Will” author Susan Brownmiller is born | Jewish Women’s Archive

The critic Camille Paglia called Against Our Will well-meaning, but nevertheless dismissed it as an example of “the limitations of white middle-class assumptions in understanding extreme emotional states or acts. In lucid, persuasive prose, Brownmiller has created a definitive, devastating work of lasting social importance. In the Beginning Was the Law. The photographer who was with her said: We need it, it is a hideous revelation and it should be required reading.

“Against Our Will” author Susan Brownmiller is born

She lives in New York City. Men, Women, and Rapepublished precisely forty years ago. Deserves a place next to those rare books which force us to change the way we feel about what we know. uor

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. Random House, Vintage Books.