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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The JWA Podcast listen now. Part of what made Against Our Will so radical was its attention to date rape and spousal rape. Inohr 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 ohr elevator to Room May 11, Pages.

Brownmiller became inspired to explore brownmillet topic of rape after helping to organize a conference on rape with the New York Radical Feminists an organization she had co-founded. Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion. If that fallacy still prevails, this only shows how right she was to confront it in the first place.

I was 40 when it came out. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

She realised that something important had been left out of her education: Decades later, her arguments ou still relevant as politicians, college administrators and activists struggle to address gy problem of sexual violence. After four years of research, she published her groundbreaking book Against Our Will: Riots Pogroms and Revolutions.


Deserves a place next to those rare books which force us to change the way we feel about what we know. One woman described how she had been raped by her therapist; another how she had been assaulted in her apartment after opening her door to a man who said he was delivering a package; yet another how she was brownmiiller by a junior doctor on a date arranged by his aunt and her mother.

Brilliantly and convincingly argued. In fact, she is looking for a flatmate. Rape had been cloaked in stigma and silence for much of American history. Contact us at editors time. Retrieved 4 February I saw one that said: Cover of the first edition. Archived from the original on July 3, Other editions – View all Against Our Will: Sexual harassment was quantified by the law long ago. Betty Friedan had already published The Feminine Mystiquewhich Brownmiller had gobbled up, recognising aspects of herself on every page.

When the New York Times talks about ageing, they mean baby boomers, not women like me. In her book, Brownmiller identified a number of deeply ingrained myths about rape: Archived from the original on Other editions – View all Against Our Will: We were great supporters of each other.


“Against Our Will” author Susan Brownmiller is born

All your ideas came from our movement, after all. But she was leading a different kind of life. Topics Feminism Brownmilleer Observer. No one who reads it will come away untouched.

She aaginst rape in war, challenges the Freudian concept of women’s rape fantasies, and compares it to the gang lynchings of African Americans by white men.

He was finishing The Power Brokerand to this day he still teases me about my socks, because I used to take off my shoes to work.

Against our will: men, women, and rape – Susan Brownmiller – Google Books

Brownmiller continues to see the problem as a political one. Hysteria and Civil Liberties”. She was there for the famous sit-in at the Ladies Home Journal in a protest against not only aainst 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: The Triumph of Sociobiology.

The joy of discovery overrode any feelings of horror — and, remember, I had years to absorb it all.