“On Goosing” The Village Voice is a New York City-based newspaper founded in 1955 by, among others, Norman Mailer, was one of the most influential alternative papers during the ’60s and ’70s. Brownmiller was at the forefront of Women’s Rights Movement in the 1970s. Brownmiller’s article spoke out against the socially acceptable behavior surrounding the sexual assault of women. She one of the organizers of a seminal January 1971 anti-rape “speak-out” event. Her publication, “Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape” is recognized as her most famous work.

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