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28 September 1989
Waverley Place 
by Susan Brownmiller.
Hamish Hamilton, 294 pp., £12.95, August 1989, 0 241 12804 8
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... crime. Middle-class crime permits middle-class identification, and along with it the frisson of broken taboo and threatened class identity. This simultaneous recognition and denial are apparent in SusanBrownmiller’s comment that Steinberg was ‘a familiar type. I’ve gone out with men like this,’ whereas Nussbaum ‘looked like nothing human’. How do we connect the good-looking Jewish ...


Arthur Marwick: On Beauty

21 February 1985
... to do, as well as research at various levels in the Stanford University Library and Special Collections, and I have been greatly helped by some recent American publications, including Femininity by SusanBrownmiller and American Beauty by Lois Banner. The former courageously suggests that women’s preoccupation with fashion and cosmetics has less to do with male-dominated standards and more to do ...

As Many Pairs of Shoes as She Likes

Jenny Turner: On Feminism

15 December 2011
... Engle broadcast by the BBC last year, showed the big bang underway. The former child actor Robin Morgan (Sisterhood Is Powerful, 1970), wry and ready for her interview in enormous tinted shades; SusanBrownmiller (Against Our Will, 1975), calmly browbeating a smarmy male editor during the Ladies’ Home Journal sit-in of 1970. And Germaine Greer, of course, a feather-cut hipster dryad: ‘It’s a ...

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