Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape

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Fawcett Columbine, 1975 - Social Science - 472 pages
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"The most comrpehensive study of rape ever offered to the public...It forces readers to take a fresh look at their own attitudes toward this devastating crime."
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As powerful and timely now as when it was first published, AGAINST OUR WILL stands as a unique document of the history of politics, the sociology of rape and the inherent and ingrained inequality of men and women under the law. In lucid, persuasive prose, Brownmiller has created a definitive, devastating work of lasting social importance.
Chosen by THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW as
One of the Outstanding Books of the Year

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"The sex act, which can result in pregnancy, has as its modus operandi something men call 'penetration'. 'Penetration', however, describes what the man does. The feminist Barbara Mehrhof has suggested ... Read full review

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As a male, I must stop while I am still sensitive to the subject. I used to rock back and forth, trembling in fetal position, while reading this subject. However I could not abandon the book in entirety, and I admire her conclusion! Read full review

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Contents

The Mass Psychology of Rape An Introduction
11
In the Beginning Was the Law
16
War
31
Copyright

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About the author (1975)

Susan Brownmiller is an author and feminist activist, best known for her groundbreaking book "Against Her Will: Men, Women and Rape", which helped modernize attitudes toward rape and placed it in the broader context of pervasive gender oppression. In 1995, the New York Public Library selected "Against Her Will" as one of the one hundred most important books of the twentieth century.

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