A talk by Susan Brownmiller, journalist and author of "Against Our Will," on the historical and political implications of rape. Rape is sanctioned by foundations of modern law, and has been a feature of warfare from ancient times through Vietnam, and Brownmiller argues that rape is not an aberration, but a logical outcome of attitudes toward women that are thousands of years old and deeply rooted in our culture. What must be done, she says, is to rid our culture of the "male ideology of rape" that fuels the rapist's mentality. Brownmiller takes questions from the audience after her talk. Produced by Pacifica affiliate station, WFCR, Amherst, Mass. Recorded April 26th, 1976 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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