By Susan Brownmiller
Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the tradition of violence opposed to ladies with a devastating exploration of the heritage of rape—now with a brand new preface by way of 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 strength, worry, and subjugation. For millions of years, it's been considered as a suitable “spoil of war,” used as a weapon via 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 via governments and army leaders, misunderstood by means of police and safety enterprises, freely hired via domineering husbands and enthusiasts, downplayed by means of clinical and attorneys extra prone to “blame the victim,” and, maybe such a lot shockingly, approved in supposedly civilized societies around the globe, together with the United States.
Against Our Will is a vintage paintings that has been commonly credited with altering winning attitudes approximately violence opposed to ladies through awakening the general public to the real and carrying on with tragedy of rape all over the world and during the ages.
Selected by means of the New York instances ebook Review as an excellent ebook of the yr and integrated one of the long island Public Library’s Books of the Century, opposed to Our Will continues to be a vital paintings of sociological and historic significance.