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 demanding booklet, isn't really approximately intercourse yet approximately strength, worry, and subjugation. For hundreds of thousands of years, it's been considered as an appropriate “spoil of war,” used as a weapon by means of invading armies to weigh down the desire of the conquered. The act of rape opposed to girls has lengthy been cloaked in lies and fake justifications.
It is missed, tolerated, even inspired by means of governments and armed forces leaders, misunderstood via police and protection firms, freely hired by means of domineering husbands and fans, downplayed through scientific and attorneys extra susceptible to “blame the victim,” and, possibly so much shockingly, accredited in supposedly civilized societies world wide, together with the United States.
Against Our Will is a vintage paintings that has been largely credited with altering triumphing attitudes approximately violence opposed to ladies through awakening the general public to the genuine and carrying on with tragedy of rape worldwide and during the ages.
Selected through the New York instances publication Review as a good e-book of the 12 months and incorporated one of the big apple Public Library’s Books of the Century, opposed to Our Will continues to be a vital paintings of sociological and ancient significance.
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