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Dead Wild Roses: Dudely Wisdom cirra 1975 – Susan Brownmiller

I’m finishing Brownmiller’s book, Against our Will. Funny how the arguments really have not changed and are still regularly trotted out by ‘feminist allies’ and critics here in 2012. As Brownmilla concludes, she thoroughly brings the noise and lays it all down on the table with bon mots like this:

“Critics of the women’s . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Dudely Wisdom cirra 1975 – Susan Brownmiller

Dead Wild Roses: Thought for the New Year – Let’s end Prostitution

The words are Susan Brownmiller’s. Her noble goal, to end the exploitation of women –

“But my horror at the idea of legalize prostitution is not that it doesn’t work as a rape deterrent, but that it institutionalizes the concept that it is a man’s monetary right, if not his divine right, to gain access . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Thought for the New Year – Let’s end Prostitution

Dead Wild Roses: Against our Will – The Legal System

Susan Brownmillar examines the role of the justice system with regards to rape. Or perhaps more accurately the “male-justice” system. [On raping a minor under the age of consent]

[…] States with a high age of consent usually employ the chastity standard for the upper-age limits. In some states the burden of proving . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Against our Will – The Legal System

Dead Wild Roses: Against Our Will – Susan Brownmiller – Quote of the Day

“Against Our Will” is an important book, I suggest that everyone read it as soon as possible. “A world without rapists would be a world in which women moved freely without fear of men. That some men rape provides a sufficient threat to keep all women in a constant state of intimidation, forever conscious of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Against Our Will – Susan Brownmiller – Quote of the Day