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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And there are other things going on, too. Part of what made Against Our Will so radical was its attention to date rape and spousal rape. 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. 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.
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.
Stay in Touch Sign up. A Dozen Who Made a Difference. The need to talk out, I find promising. In her book, Brownmiller identified a number of deeply ingrained myths susam rape: Yet the heritage is still with me, and I can argue that my chosen path—to fight against physical harm, specifically the terror of violence against women—had its origins in what I had learned in Hebrew School about the pogroms and the Holocaust.
Against Our Will came out just as anti-rape activists began to create crisis centers, hotlines, self-defense classes and other forms of support for rape survivors. Another time, when I was giving a talk on a college campus, a woman raised her hand and asked: Common terms and phrases Albert DeSalvo American Amir Army atrocity attempted rape Bangladesh behavior black women body Boston Boston Strangler boys brothels charge child committed concept convicted court court-martial criminal daughter death defense DeSalvo Deutsch Fanny Kemble fantasy fear female feminist fight force forcible Freudian gang rape German girls Gusii Helene Deutsch homosexual husband Ibid Indian interracial rape Jewish jury killed later live lynching male man’s masculine McGee military mother movie murder Negro never night offenders officers percent Philadelphia physical police political prison prostitution punishment rape fantasy rape victims rape-murder rapist ravished reported robbery role Scottsboro sentence sexual assault slave soldiers Southern statistics statutory rape story Strangler tell terror TESTIMONY tion Tokyo tribunal told took trial U.
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A keen and prescient analyst, a detailed historian, Susan Brownmiller discusses the consequences of rape in biblical brownmiiller, rape as an accepted spoil of war, as well as child molestation, marital rape, and date rape a term that she coined. 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 Brownmiller lives in… More about Susan Brownmiller.
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Gay scholar John Lauritsen dismissed Against Our Willcalling it “a shoddy piece of work from start to finish: The author clearly susna a feminist I was working on Against Our Willand I had gone across the street to this health food bar, and there pur this little waif standing there.
Looking for More Great Reads? 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. I was 40 when it came out.
Riots Pogroms and Revolutions. The author clearly was a feminist Was she surprised, as hy embarked on this project, that no one had attempted such a thing before? Retrieved 4 February Memoir of a Revolutiondetails the story of feminism and her intimate involvement with it, particularly her work to end violence against women.
What has struck her most forcefully about the wave of allegations in recent weeks? But I also feel that I was part of a movement.
One woman described oue she had been raped by her therapist; another how she had been assaulted in her apartment after iur her door to a man who said he was delivering a package; yet another how she was molested by a junior doctor on a date arranged by his aunt and her mother.
Rape had been cloaked in stigma and silence for much of American history. Common terms and phrases American Amir Army atrocity Bangladesh behavior believe black woll body Boston Boston Strangler boys brothels charge child committed convicted court court-martial Crimes of Violence criminal daughter death defense DeSalvo Deutsch Fanny Kemble fantasy fear female feminist fight force forcible Freudian gang rape German girls Gusii Helene Deutsch homosexual husband Ibid Indian Jewish jury killed later live lynching male man’s masculine McGee military mother movie murder Negro hy night offender officers percent Philadelphia physical police political prison prostitution punishment oour fantasy rape victims rape-murder rapist ravished reported robbery role Scottsboro sentence sexual assault slave slavery sodomy soldiers Southern statistics statutory rape story Strangler tell terror Testimony tion Tokyo tribunal told took trial U.
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. It was hard to take in. Men, Women, and Rape. The Cultivation of Hatred.
How a Book Changed the Way We Talk About Rape
Betty Friedan had already wilk The Feminine Mystiquewhich Brownmiller had gobbled up, recognising aspects of herself on every page.
Men, Women, and Rape Women’s Studies. Some sociobiologists and others criticized the book and rejected her conclusions. In other words, Brownmiller argued, rape was fundamental to the patriarchal domination of women. If that fallacy still prevails, this only shows how right she was to confront it in the first place.
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We are experiencing technical difficulties. She realised that something important had been left out of her education: She could not, it seemed, find the words to tell the women how badly things had oour the second time around: She was in a fury.
We need it, it is a hideous revelation and it should be required reading. She discusses rape in war, challenges the Freudian concept of women’s rape fantasies, and compares it to the gang lynchings of African Americans by white againsh. 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.