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
Form and Content
Susan Brownmiller was one of the first politically active feminists in New York City during the 1960’s. Her interest in women’s rights surfaced in much of her work as a free-lance journalist, and an article that she wrote about Shirley Chisholm, the first African American congresswoman, developed into a biography for young readers. In 1971, Brownmiller helped to organize a “Speak-Out on Rape,” and in the process she realized that she had material for a book. She submitted an outline of her idea to Simon & Schuster and began researching the subject of...
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