An interview with Susan Brownmiller, who spent four years writing her book Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape. She felt her mission in the feminist movement, after hearing women speaking openly about their rapes, was to compile the history of rape in a sound and rational analysis. She feels "the threat of rape is a very real dynamic in the interaction between men and women, and had to be exposed for what it is." She describes tremendous anxiety she felt in writing the book, her experiences with publishing and promoting the book, and the kind of changes it has made in her life. This program was originally broadcast live on Swan Song on January 19, 1976. The interviewer - and the announcer for the program - is Mickey Waldman.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.