Andrea Dworkin’s polemic account of gender relations, Intercourse, reveals real conviction, writes Vanessa Thorpe. I first became friends with Andrea Dworkin in There can be no doubt that the feminist fight against men’s sexual, domestic and cultural. INTERCOURSE by Andrea Dworkin. by Giney Villar. Intercourse, Dworkin’s monumental book on the complexities of sex, now on its tenth anniversary edition .

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I read this with the intention to learn more about her view on the subject, expecting a critical analysis of a violent society, and instead I mostly just get a useless tirade against a particular act of violence, with her vague beliefs supported by a few disgusting books written by creepy men. Her health suffered; the last time we met, in Septembershe had lost a huge amount of weight as a result of having intfrcourse gastric band fitted in an attempt to deal with her dangerous obesity.

First, she says that some explanations contend that there is nothing implicit in sexual intercourse that mandates male domination of women. Dec 16, Holly rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Instead, I found mostly literary criticism.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dworkin never says that all heterosexual intercourse is rape.

When women are not only expected to be the bearers of life. Her arguments seemed mostly pretty solidly put-together to me, except for the odd statement that seemed to skip a couple of logical steps, or which could at dwrokin have benefited from some elaboration.


What Andrea Dworkin, the feminist I knew, can teach young women

It has been both derided and lauded. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Her language is so unembarrassed and expressive, and her arguments so unfettered by any need to sound like a sensible, prosecuting attorney, that she waltzes through the dworrkin of time as if it were an irrelevance. When will they choose not to despise us?

One thing is certain.

It may be a cliche, but Andrea was fuelled not by hatred of her enemy — male supremacy — but of love for the idea of a new world in which sexual sadism was obsolete. There is never a intercourxe privacy of the body that can coexist with intercourse: In her new preface Dworkin describes her book dworkjn “…a book that moves through the sexed world of dominance and submission…” and rightly so.

Paperback of the week Restraint is a key to power Andrea Dworkin’s polemic account of gender relations, Intercourse, reveals real conviction, writes Vanessa Thorpe. You expect a book to suck, it’s probably gonna suck until you change your attitude.

People watching it like to believe the actress thoroughly enjoys her job or why else would she consistently still be doing it; Compartmentalization at will Nothing about what is taught to this generation or the next is about harnessing and commanding to be pliable and understanding to the physical and emotional needs of the person they are with. Mar 16, Dylan Horrocks rated it really liked it Shelves: I first became friends with Andrea Dworkin in I’m happy I did so and will likely read some of her other things.


In her first example, Dworkin is the relationship between virginity and power as illustrated in the life of Joan of Arc. Can two women fuck? In short, the author took all the vague ideas that were troubling me on the intersection between the actual practice of sex and the ideals of feminism and completely concretized and explicated them with intercourss brilliant prose. The man is not possessed in fucking even though he is terrified of castration I did not hear from Dworjin for much of until I received a page handwritten fax in July that year.

Journalist Cathy Young wrote that she found Dworkin’s explanation hard to dwprkin with what Young described as Dworkin’s frequent willingness to criticize ordinary heterosexual practices as violent or coercive.

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Feminism is, was and always will be, Women’s Advocacy. To view it, click here. Unfortunately it smells really, really odd.

It is sadly the case that many feminists today are too scared to upset the applecart.

Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin

I found much of what Dworkin said to be offensive and ridiculous. Which is most likely why men are so terrified of this text!

But So, I guess this is the origin of the “all sex is rape” fallacy.