FEMINIST AUTHOR HIGHLIGHTS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
Forty years ago, feminist author Susan Brownmiller wrote “Against Her Will: Men, Women, and Rape,” a game-changing book that helped modernize attitudes toward rape.
Fast forward to 2018, the #MeToo era and the countless sexual allegations that are surfacing across the nation, and her book is suddenly mainstream-relevant again. In 1995, the New York Public Library selected “Against Her Will” as one of the 100 most important books of the 20th century.
Brownmiller will bring her message to BGSU this month as the keynote speaker for the Women’s History Month celebration. She will present “A Constant Struggle: Winning and Losing in the Last Forty Years” at 6 p.m. March 22 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (Room 206).
The Women’s History Month celebration also recognizes the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Studies program, now known as Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). BGSU’s program was the first program of its kind in Ohio. “#ThisIsWhat40LooksLike” is the theme for 2018.
“The academic discipline of Women's Studies began in the 1970s; the Women’s Studies Program at BGSU began in 1978,” said Dr. Sandra Faulkner, WGSS director. “Our program examines women’s lives locally and globally, focusing on how gender intersects with other forms of difference, including race, disability, ethnicity, class, age and sexual orientation.
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