Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape by Susan Brownmiller

By Susan Brownmiller

Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the tradition of violence opposed to girls with a devastating exploration of the heritage of rape—now with a brand new preface via the writer exposing the undercurrents of rape nonetheless current today

Rape, as writer Susan Brownmiller proves in her startling and significant e-book, isn't approximately intercourse yet approximately energy, worry, and subjugation. For millions of years, it's been considered as a suitable “spoil of war,” used as a weapon by way of invading armies to overwhelm the desire of the conquered. The act of rape opposed to ladies has lengthy been cloaked in lies and fake justifications.

It is overlooked, tolerated, even inspired through governments and army leaders, misunderstood via police and defense businesses, freely hired through domineering husbands and fanatics, downplayed via clinical and attorneys extra susceptible to “blame the victim,” and, might be so much shockingly, authorized in supposedly civilized societies around the world, together with the United States.

Against Our Will is a vintage paintings that has been greatly credited with altering winning attitudes approximately violence opposed to girls through awakening the general public to the genuine and carrying on with tragedy of rape around the world and through the ages.

Selected via the New York instances ebook Review as an excellent booklet of the yr and incorporated one of the long island Public Library’s Books of the Century, opposed to Our Will continues to be a necessary paintings of sociological and old significance.

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