12 quotes from Intercourse: ‘Being female in this world means having been robbed of the potential for human choice by men who love to hate us. One does d . INTERCOURSE by Andrea Dworkin. by Giney Villar. Intercourse, Dworkin’s monumental book on the complexities of sex, now on its tenth anniversary edition . Andrea Dworkin’s polemic account of gender relations, Intercourse, reveals real conviction, writes Vanessa Thorpe.
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Turn autoplay off Turn autoplay on. Jan 22, Rowan rated it really liked it Shelves: So, I guess this is the dwoorkin of the “all sex is rape” fallacy. God will not help of course: Men manifest their hate for women by genital mutilation and intercourse.
In Intercourseshe went on to argue that that sort of sexual subordination was central to men’s and women’s experiences of sexual intercourse in a male supremacist society, and reinforced throughout mainstream culture, including not only pornography but also in classic works of male-centric literature. Sexual intercourse, the book claims, has never been a private matter. Here, it even leads Andrea Dworkin to endorse the heteropatriarchic view of sexual relationships conveyed by most writers without questioning or criticizing it: Nov 21, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. In her new preface Dworkin describes her book as “…a book that moves through the sexed world of dominance and submission…” and rightly so.
Men have made it impossible for these women to be happy without their approval and participation. Cover of the first edition. There is no other way to attack the subject matter. It has been both derided and lauded. Going back afterwards and trying to extract her points proved so exhausting that I gave up after little effort.
Intercourse Quotes by Andrea Dworkin
In short, this book will blow your mind. This book opened my eyes and introduced me to the idea of literary criticism. Oct 02, Louise Hewett rated it it was amazing.
It calls for both men and women to have the freedom to be fully human. Highly intercoruse reading for people – feminists and otherwise.
I inteecourse so excited to read this book Women live inside this reality of being owned and being fucked: Published November 7th by Basic Books first published Someone that has needs, that are on a greater plane then your own. Yes, women have been mistreated in the past.
The whole issue of intercourse as this culture’s penultimate expression of male dominance became more and more interesting to me. View all 3 comments. Yes, some men in “the developed world” find women dirty and inherently inferior. It sounds cliche- but this book changed my life.
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These narratives, perpetuated by dominant whites, portray all women, but particularly women of colour as inherently degraded and therefore rapable: That’s my motto in any aspect of literature. In the last part of the book, “Power, Status and Hate,” Dworkin further reinforces this belief. Were she loved sufficiently, ancrea even enough, she could not be despised so much.
This is especially true when liberal “leftist” men are held up to scrutiny to show the underlying misogyny that does not disappear automatically via progressive, class-conscious politics. But she did use literature as a source very frequently, which interests me – not that I can remember to make points or as evidence, but to support points or evidence already given. I’m completely befuddled now about her supposed “man-hating” approach.
Especially ridiculous was her assertion that women have become collaborators intercouurse their own oppression. I don’t think they need it. There was less meat in the text than I’d been hoping, but what was there was pretty good.