At a glance:
- Author: Susan Brownmiller
- First Published: 1975
- Type of Work: Social criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Sociology
- Subjects: Power, personal or social, Racism, Sexism, Crime or criminals, Rape, Violence, Feminism, Women's issues, War, Human behavior, Women's movement, Sociology
After having helped to organize the New York Radical Feminist Speak-Out on Rape on January 24, 1971, and the New York Radical Feminist Conference on Rape on April 17, 1971, Susan Brownmiller, an experienced journalist, spent four years investigating rape. She studied rape throughout history, from the earliest codes of human law up into modern times. She collected clippings to find patterns in the way in which rape is reported in various types of newspapers. She analyzed portrayals of rape in literature, films, and popular music. Brownmiller evaluated crime statistics...
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