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by Susan Brownmiller

eBook Against Our Will ePub
Author: Susan Brownmiller
Language: English
ISBN: 055320338X
ISBN13: 978-0553203387
Publisher: Bantam Books (October 1976)
Category: Women's Studies
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 150
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Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape is a 1975 book about rape by Susan Brownmiller, in which the author argues that rape is "a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear.

Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape is a 1975 book about rape by Susan Brownmiller, in which the author argues that rape is "a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear.

Susan Brownmiller (born February 15, 1935) is an American feminist journalist, author, and activist best known for her 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape. Brownmiller argues that rape had been previously defined by men rather than women, and that men use it as a means of perpetuating male dominance by keeping all women in a state of fear. The New York Public Library selected Against Our Will as one of 100 most important books of the 20th century.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. A landmark work, one of the most significant books to emerge in this decade. Houston Chronicle A definitive text, startling, compelling, and a landmark.

Susan Brownmiller in 1975, the year Against Our Will was published. Photograph: Denver Post/Getty Images. The idea for the book grew out of Brownmiller’s activism, specifically, the g group to which she belonged in the early 70s, the New York Radical Feminists.

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Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the culture of violence against women with a devastating exploration of the history of rape-now with a new preface by the author exposing the undercurrents o. .

Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the culture of violence against women with a devastating exploration of the history of rape-now with a new preface by the author exposing the undercurrents of rape still present todayRape, as author Susan Brownmiller proves in her startling and important book, is not about sex but about power, fear, and subjugation. For thousands of years, it has been viewed as an acceptable spoil of war, used as a weapon by invading armies to crush the will of the conquered. Open Road Media, 24 сент.

Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the culture of.

Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the culture of violence against women with a devastating exploration of the history of rape-now with a new preface by the author exposing the undercurrents of rape still present today Rape, as author Susan Brownmiller proves in her startling and important book, is not about sex but about power, fear, and subjugation

Against Our Will book. It seems nothing much has changed (at least not for the better) since Susan Brownmiller wrote her book forty years ago.

Against Our Will book.

Surveys the history of rape in war, riot, and revolution and the origins of American rape laws, examines interracial, homosexual, and child rape, and profiles the police-blotter rapist and representative victims
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Much of what is said in this long, exhausting 1975 book seems like such common sense today that it is easy to forget how radical it was in its time. The extra degree of stridency of many of her points, rhetorically necessary then to break through the myths about rape, now sounds sometimes dated. But it is wrong to hold this against the book just because intense first-generation feminism is now out of fashion. Most of the improvements in societal attitudes and law enforcement concerning rape accrued since the 70’s we owe to this manifesto and the momentum it created.
A very long string of chapters is devoted to review of rape in many key historical eras, particularly in war and U.S. slavery. It’s a seemingly endless, painful slog through repetitious detail, with numerous first-hand accounts of victims, each unique yet all nearly identical. The cumulative impact is to prove like nothing else can the consistent patterns of rape as an exercise of domination throughout human history. Chapters reviewing rape in disparate contemporary settings (by police, in prison, U.S. crime statistics) as well as throughout various mythlogies, make the ubiquity of the pattern almost overwhelming.
The long, thoughtful discussion about the intersection of rape and violence against blacks may be controversial for some, but shouldn’t be if read objectively. She makes the point that the male mind-set of women being tools whose bodies are for mens’ use is so entrenched in all of society that some black liberation leaders of her time, like Eldredge Cleaver, fought back against white oppression by vowing to rape as many white women as possible. This has led some to criticize Brownmiller for placing female liberation above black liberation, but this is manifestly unfair. Pointing out that Cleaver and his ilk planned on “practicing” first on black women, she is highlighting that all women suffer from rape’s oppression, and emphasizing that black women get a double whammy. (Cleaver later recanted this strategy.)
The final section discusses her prescriptions for fixing the problem. The best recommendations, changing what are acceptable attitudes for men and police and a fairness overhaul of the legal treatment of rape, are pretty much what have been applied over the intervening decades, though not completely enough; to me this history just underscores the importance of this work. Her cursory recommendation that women bone up on self-defense, on the other hand, sadly seems to have been translated into arming all crime victims with more guns, if heeded at all.
Dishadel
Excellent idea but can be a bit long winded at times. People would do well to read this book now even though it was written years ago. If you wonder why some of our current politicians grope women, this book has the answers.
Eigonn
Learn the history behind our Western world rape culture; Everyone should read it! I reread after more than 30 years and find it totally apropo​s today.
Eigeni
Still relevant 43 years later.
Soustil
Rivetting novel- Great condition too!!!
Still In Mind
A interesting read that has help in the teaching with a rape aggression defense class.
watchman
This is actually a good book for both men and women to read. it's also good to read because it shows ignorant men(as well as women) can be of a woman's outlook on life and herself. I would say it's fair and balanced and not a radical feminist man bashing book. Writing is good and clear which makes it easy to read.
Rape has a long history in the world, in all civilizations. This book has been making me angry for 30 years - with reason. It explains, in factual detail, the history of laws, customs and conventions that have been created to restrain and control women - efforts which are ongoing now, and are described in the news every day. Example: some of the earliest laws against rape were essentially property laws, intended to protect male ownership. Ms. Brownmiller explains clearly how this has come about, suggesting why women's rights are seen as threatening . It's not an easy read, but an important one.
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