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on October 22, 2001
Imagine a time when there was no such phrase as "sexual harassment" yet its practice went on unchecked, a time when there were no domestic violence shelters for battered women, no rape clinics for victims of sexual violence, a time when the classified ads were divided into columns for "Male" and "Female" jobs...
"In Our Time" is an excellent first hand account of Susan Brownmiller's experience of the women's movement. She has successfully integrated her own personal experience (as a journalist then as a scholarly writer) with that of her friends and enemies, the movers and shakers of the women's movement. Her work is infinitely readable and having both a scholarly reflection of the sequence of events coupled with her emotional account is riveting.
Two major things emerge from this book. First, like most movements the women's movement was intensely grass-roots with all its heated emotions and disorganization. Made up (with a few exceptions) of young women, initial efforts at organization suffered from awkward leadership and infighting. Second, nevertheless, the issues women were fighting for struck such a chord across America that eventually the movement was comprised of women from all races and backgrounds - resulting in the successful passage of important legislation.
Brownmiller's book would be an excellent addition to a women's history collection - one warning though, there are a ton of names of movement leaders peppered throughout the book and someone new to the history might be confused initially. A reading of a more scholarly book might be a good preface. Thanks Susan for a super book!
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