. For thousands of years, it has been viewed as an acceptable “spoil of war, ” used as a weapon by invading armies to crush the will of the conquered. The act of rape against women has long been cloaked in lies and false justifications. It is ignored, tolerated, perhaps most shockingly, misunderstood by police and security organizations, ” and, downplayed by medical and legal professionals more inclined to “blame the victim, accepted in supposedly civilized societies worldwide, freely employed by domineering husbands and lovers, even encouraged by governments and military leaders, including the United States.
Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape #ad - Against our will is a classic work that has been widely credited with changing prevailing attitudes about violence against women by awakening the public to the true and continuing tragedy of rape around the globe and throughout the ages. Selected by the new york times book review as an outstanding book of the Year and included among the New York Public Library’s Books of the Century, Against Our Will remains an essential work of sociological and historical importance.
FemininityOpen Road Media #ad - She explores the demands placed upon women to fit an established mold, examines female stereotypes, and celebrates the hard-won advances in women’s lifestyle and attire. With intelligence and humor, think, susan brownmiller explores the history and unspoken rules of the burden of “feminine perfection” What is femininity? How is it measured? What are its demands? How are women meant to dress, feel, act, look, and be, according to the mores of society? Susan Brownmiller offers a witty and often pointed critique of the concept of femininity in contemporary culture and throughout history.
At once profound, empowering, and entertaining, revolutionary, Femininity challenges the accepted female norm while appreciating the women throughout history who have courageously broken free of its constraints. .
Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about ItDa Capo Lifelong Books #ad - A timely and brilliant book. Jessica valentiEvery seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. From institutional failures in higher education to real-world examples of rape culture, Harding offers ideas and suggestions for how we, as a society, can take sexual violence much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.
And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity, or just an average Joe or Joanna, elected official, member of the clergy, there's probably a community eager to make excuses for that person. In asking for it, kate harding combines in-depth research with a frank, no-holds-barred voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than it supports victims.
Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It #ad - In the era of #metoo, a clear-eyed, sharp look at rape culture, sexual assault, harassment and violence against women--and what we can do about it.
Redefining RapeHarvard University Press #ad - The uproar over "legitimate rape" during the 2012 U. S. Elections confirms that rape remains a word in flux, subject to political power and social privilege. Redefining rape describes the forces that have shaped the meaning of sexual violence in the U. S. Through the experiences of accusers, assailants, and advocates for change.
Updated Edition: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape - I Never Called It RapeHarper Perennial #ad - Koss, PH. D. As well as an updated resources section. Essential. Thirty years later, we now have a wealth of statistics on rape. Magazine in the late 80s. A new edition of the 1988 classic text that exposed the extreme prevalence of rape in America, coining the term acquaintance rape and establishing the disturbing statistics on sexual assault that still hold just as true today—now featuring an original preface from Gloria Steinem, a new introduction by Salamishah Tillet, an updated afterword by Mary P.
. The disturbing truth is that the figures have not diminished. That our culture enables rape is not just shown by the numbers—the outbreak of allegations against serial rapists from Bill Cosby to Harvey Weinstein and the 2016 presidential election of Donald Trump, a man who was recorded bragging about sexual assault, have further amplified this horrifying truth.
Updated Edition: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape - I Never Called It Rape #ad - With over 80, 000 copies sold to date, i never called it rape has served as a guide to understanding rape as a cultural phenomenon for tens of thousands—providing women and men with strategies to address our rape endemic; survivors with the context and resources to help them heal from their experiences; and pulling the wool from all our eyes on the pervasiveness of rape and sexual assault today.
As relevant today as when it was first published, this new edition features warshaw’s original report and her 1994 Introduction, as well as an original Preface from Gloria Steinem, a new Introduction by Salamishah Tillet on how the cultural landscape has evolved since the 1980s, an updated Afterword by Mary P.
. Differently today, as well as an updated resources section. It is nonpolemical, lucid, and speaks eloquently not only to the victims of acquaintance rape but to all those caught in its net.
Sexual Politics#ad - H. Lawrence's lady chatterley's "lover" to Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" - for their use of sex to degrade and undermine women. Kate millett's groundbreaking book fueled feminism's second wave, giving voice to the anger of a generation while documenting the inequities - neatly packaged in revered works of literature and art - of a complacent and unrepentant society.
Praised and denounced when it was first published in 1970, "Sexual Politics" not only explored history but also became part of it. Her incendiary work rocked the foundations of the literary canon by castigating time-honored classics - from D. Identifying patriarchy as a socially conditioned belief system masquerading as nature, psychology, philosophy, Millett demonstrates in detail how its attitudes and systems penetrate literature, and politics.
Sexual Politics #ad - Sexual politics" laid the foundation for subsequent feminist scholarship by showing how cultural discourse reflects a systematized subjugation and exploitation of women. A new introduction to this edition draws attention to some of the forms patriarchy has taken recently in consolidating its oppressive and dangerous control.
Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of LibertyVintage #ad - Now, awareness, some two decades later, killing the Black Body has not only exerted profound influence, but also remains as crucial as ever—a rallying cry for education, and action on extending reproductive justice to all women. In a media landscape dominated by racially biased images of welfare queens and crack babies, Killing the Black Body exposed America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies.
. In 1997, this groundbreaking book made a powerful entrance into the national conversation on race. From slave masters’ economic stake in bonded women’s fertility to government programs that coerced thousands of poor Black women into being sterilized as late as the 1970s, these abuses pointed to the degradation of Black motherhood—and the exclusion of Black women’s reproductive needs in mainstream feminist and civil rights agendas.
The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist RevolutionFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - She goes on to deftly synthesize the work of Freud, de Beauvoir, Marx, and Engels to create a cogent argument for feminist revolution. No one can understand how feminism has evolved without reading this radical, inflammatory second-wave landmark. Naomi wolforiginally published in 1970, and going on to become a bestseller, when Shulamith Firestone was just twenty-five years old, The Dialectic of Sex was the first book of the women's liberation movement to put forth a feminist theory of politics.
Beginning with a look at the radical and grassroots history of the first wave with its foundation in the abolition movement of the time, the granting of the vote to women in 1920, Firestone documents its major victory, and the fifty years of ridicule that followed. Identifying women as a caste, she declares that they must seize the means of reproduction—for as long as women and only women are required to bear and rear children, they will be singled out as inferior.
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Firestone died in 2012, but her ideas live on through this extraordinary book. Ultimately she presents feminism as the key radical ideology, the missing link between Marx and Freud, uniting their visions of the political and the personal.
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American WomenBroadway Books #ad - From the author of in the Darkroom, a feminist classic and skillful examination of the attack on women’s rights. Winner of the national book critics circle Award • “Enraging, Backlash is, enlightening, and invigorating, most of all, true. Newsdaytoday’s political climate leaves no doubt that American women are still being assaulted by the same antifeminist backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly exposed in her 1991 bestseller.
That glass ceiling remains unshattered, women are still punished for wanting to succeed, and reproductive rights are still hanging by a thread. But backlash is an alarm bell for women of every generation—waking us up to the dangers that we all face. The fifteenth anniversary edition, with an updated preface by the author, brings backlash consciousness into the twenty-first century.
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women #ad - Faludi’s words seem especially prophetic in post-Trump America. When it was first published, backlash made headlines for puncturing popular media myths like the “infertility epidemic” and the “man shortage. The statistic-defying, willfully fictitious coverage, Faludi pointed out, contributed to an anti-woman backlash.
In Our Time: Memoir of a RevolutionDelta #ad - There once was a time when the concept of equal pay for equal work did not exist, when there was no such thing as a rape crisis center or a shelter for battered women, " when abortion was a back-alley procedure, when women of all ages were "girls, when "sexual harassment" had not yet been named and defined.
If conditions are right, " susan brownmiller says in this stunning memoir, "if the anger of enough people has reached the boiling point, the exploding passion can ignite a societal transformation. In our time tells the story of that transformation, as only Brownmiller can. A leading feminist activist and the author of Against Our Will, the book that changed the nation's perception of rape, she now brings the Women's Liberation movement and its passionate history vividly to life.
Here is the colorful cast of characters on whose shoulders we stand--the feminist icons Betty Friedan, Kate Millett, and Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer, and the lesser known women whose contributions to change were equally profound. And here are the landmark events of the era: the consciousness-raising groups that sprung up in people's living rooms, the abortion and rape speak-outs, the underground newspaper collectives, the daring sit-ins, the mimeographed position papers that first articulated the new thinking, and the inventive lawsuits that all played a role in the most wide-reaching revolution of the twentieth century.
In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution #ad - Here as well are brownmiller's reflections on the feminist utopian vision, and her dramatic accounts, rendered with honesty and humor, of the movement's painful internal schisms as it struggled to give voice to the aspirarations of all women. Finally, brownmiller addresses that most relevant question: What is the legacy of feminism today?
The Feminine Mystique 50th Anniversary EditionW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. If you’ve never read it, read it now. Arianna huffington, the oprah magazinelandmark, groundbreaking, O, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique.
Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.
The Feminine Mystique 50th Anniversary Edition #ad - Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire.