"I'm grateful to the Movement for giving me a channel, a constructive way to use my rage," says Susan Brownmiller, 40, a veteran journalist and one of the brightest and angriest of America's feminists.

Brownmiller lives alone in an "early bourgeois" Greenwich Village apartment, leads a spartan, work-centered life and has no hobbies. A native of Brooklyn, Brownmiller attended Cornell, leaving before graduation to study acting in Manhattan. She appeared in two off-Broadway plays and worked as a Newsweek researcher. Studying nights at the Jefferson School of Social Science, she took a course taught...

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