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Florence Snyder: Now in her 80s, Susan Brownmiller continues to inspire

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At age 81, the journalist, historian, and feminist icon Susan Brownmiller has lost none of the youthful mix of outrage and optimism that fueled the four furious years of research and reporting that became “Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape.” The highly influential tome was front page news when first published in 1975. Since then, the book has informed and inspired generations of lawyers, social workers, and everyday people who are trying to bend the arc of history in the direction of…

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