Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller

This book is a comprehensive study of rape throughout history, examining its use as a tool of domination and control, and its societal implications. The author argues that rape is not about sex but about power, and that it is a pervasive issue deeply ingrained in society's patriarchal structures. The book also explores the legal and cultural attitudes towards rape, highlighting the need for change in societal perception and response to this crime.

The 1304th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 288

Since this book was first published in 1975, there is a penalty of 1.6%. The age adjusted score is 283.39.

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