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Susan Estrich
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Susan Browmiller
Laurie Delaney

Susan Browmiller

"Man's discovery that his genitalia could serve as a weapon to generate fear must rank as one of the most important discoveries of prehistoric times, along with the use of fire, and the first crude stone axe."  

I have included this author on my website because I believe she may have been the most influential person in correctly theorizing rape. Ms. Browmiller was the first person to conclude that rape was an act of power and was not about sex at all. She had come under much criticism back in the 1970's for asserting her opinion but she did not back down nor recant what she had concluded. In present day, rape is almost always about power and many F.B.I. profilers,such as Dayle Hinman, use her theory about power to track and catch rapists.

Published work:
 
Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape