Re: rape/symbolism/dominance

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Tue, 17 Jan 1995 17:23:22 -0500

Susan and I go back a long way. When she was writing her book on rape,
she discussed with me the reasons for it, and insisted it happened
because men are stronger than women, and nothing I said about some
societies not having the word for rape and not committing rape made any
difference. That attitude is still present in the book, I believe,
unless she revised it. The rest of the book is fine, all kinds of
information provided very early in the movement. Ruby Rohrlich

On Mon, 16 Jan 1995, john bishop wrote:

> My 16 year old daughter just did a term paper on rape, and found
> no less than 20 books on the subject of rape published since Susan
> Brownmiller. I don't know how many articles. It is not like the subject
> hasn't been considered and written about in a variety of academic
> disciplines. Frankly I found Brownmiller and some of my daughters other
> readings much more enlightening on rape in the context of war and
> terrorism than anything contributed to this forum on the subject in the
> past ten days.
> Joh Bishop