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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She took tiny nuggets jntercourse truth and wrapped them in layers of bullshit to justify her ignorant assertions. It must be reciprocal and not an act of aggression from a man looking only to satisfy himself.

Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin

Garbage in, garbage out. Jan 25, Milo rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s not a perfect book, of course.

ahdrea I thought it a prettily-balanced sentence. It froths in the mouth, shocks and offends, but deep inside us we know that it speaks Truth. For Dworkin the dsorkin to problematise is the possibility or impossibility for a physically occupied people to be free.

Women are being penetrated and thus conquered and dominated as objects. On the writing, Dworkin uses literature and historical context to provide an absolutely mesmerizing read.

This is especially evident in laws governing intercourse that is the most vital in maintaining gender as a “social absolute.

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Ariel Levy Foreword by. Jan 22, Rowan rated it really liked it Shelves: It has wiggled it’s way from the den’s and back alley’s into the mainstream. It sounds cliche- but this book changed my life. Dworkin draws her readers attention about the fact that among subordinated groups of people, women’s experience of being made for sexual intercourse has no parallel.

This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat In drawing her discourse to a close, Dworkin expounds on misogyny and shows how women are equated with dirt. She also seems to have ideological refusal to equate that singular act of sexual violence with the less obvious manifestations of nonconsent which precede and succeed it in society. Yes, some men in “the developed world” hate women.


Someone that has needs, tha Some would have you believe that Dworkin’s book was all about the one quote she wrote “all rape is sex. Can two women fuck?

Even if you don’t agree with some of the conclusions she reaches, her writing style alone is incredibly unique.

Intercourse Quotes

Men intercoufse themselves vworkin feeling what they do and punish women for making them feel that way. The woman cannot exist before or intercoyrse the act as a fully realized, existentially alive individual.

But So, I guess this is the origin of the “all sex is rape” fallacy. The fragments— scattered pieces and sharp slivers of someone who can never be made whole—are then taken to be the standard of what is normal in her kind: Finally, in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the author reveals a redefinition of virginity. The man reasons that with her death, his wife could no longer be capable of defying him, and he did not have to bear the responsibility of subjugating her and desiring her.

So, I guess this is the origin of the “all sex is rape” fallacy. Men are expected still as ever to be just the domineering type and pillage whatever is around them. Intercoourse Dworkin is VERY angry, and her supremely intelligent point of view, never, ever apologizes for it. Doing so might have saved me so much time wasted on liberal-choice feminism.

What intercourse is for women and what it does to women’s identity, privacy, self-respect, self-determination, and integrity are forbidden questions; and yet how can a radical or any woman who wanats freedom anxrea ask Given its reputation, I was expecting hoping for something angrier and even more radical. It is not a movement meant to include the upper members of the existing power structure.

Restraint is a key to power

Thus, male possession has become an affirmation of desirability, womanhood and existence. I don’t want to sound like a convert; there’s plenty in Dworkin’s politics that makes me deeply uneasy.

The reader might “read” the subtext, but one might be inntercourse of over reading. Nov 17, Sapphire rated it really liked it Shelves: I originally got this book because it was referenced in a book about virgin martyrs.


Intercourse Quotes Showing of In part two, “The Female Condition,” Dworkin talks about the situation of women and the way men maintain female subordination. Dwogkin the occasional window that Dworkin opens for the readers to breathe some air and get some respite from her multi-faceted onslaught, readers will still come out of the experience, distressed. The Professor of Gynaecology: It’s touted as the pinnacle of man-hating radical feminism.

While Dworkin has some powerful wordplay in describing her thesis, she After waiting too long and expecting too much, I was thoroughly disappointed to find this book is extremely limited in any ideological benefit to my perspectives, filled with problems, and lacking in any solutions.

Certainly, a lot of arguments and examples are sweeping and overgeneralizing, but I think Dworkin’s power as a writer and incisive remarks nonetheless make of the book a compelling manifesto against many of the ways sex operates, even or especially?

No, she offered the reader a complete vision of a society in which any sexual interaction between the sexes is about nothing but power. Her description of the way of things, when not intensely graphic, is so sarcastic as to convolute her disagreement with that of the way of things, further convoluted by the referential treatment she makes for using others’ works anerea make her unapparant point rather than using her own critical voice and observations.

Read this with an open mind and I guarantee, at the very least, that it will make you think. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’m pretty ok with this, unconventional as it seemed to me at least, who is neither widely read nor fishing for compliments. Archives Isis Resource Center holds one of the largest feminist collections of materials in the Global South.