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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During the late s and the s, she gained national fame as a spokeswoman for the feminist Andrea Rita Dworkin was an American radical feminist and writer best known for her criticism of pornography, which she argued was linked to rape and other forms of violence against women.

Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin

But reading Intercourse made me understand why Dworkin was so often described as a powerful public speaker, because her written prose is suffused with the rolling rhythms and repetitions of an old-school rabble-rousing preacher, driven by a slowly building intensity and righteous conviction that makes the final chapters roar like a raging hurricane of fury.

The first part, “Intercourse in a Man-made World” illustrates the way men perceive women and themselves, as they sexually relate to women.

To avoid stating her claim, I would delineate broadly that Intercourse is about having intercourse—that is, penile-vaginal, heterosexual, penetrative sex—in the patriarchy: I was put off by the attempt to argue that the oppression of women is somehow more foundational than racial oppression. 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: Oct 19, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: Ariel Levy Foreword by.


Lucid, articulate and unapologetic, this analysis of intercourse within the power structures of patriarchy is as relevant to Indians today as it was to the world when it was originally published.


xworkin Even with her eccentricism, Dworkin seems to have led a moving, impassioned and enlighte I finally found a copy of this tonight. The most offensive part of this book was Dworkin’s comparison of the holocaust and sexual politics. Dworkin is a strong voice of reason who unflinchingly shows us the mirror about things that we do not want to face or prefer to sweep under the carpet.

Women are being penetrated and thus sworkin and dominated as objects. Her genitals are dirty in the literal meaning: It is necessary to be passionate because Dworkin argues against the denial of women’s existence.

He owns you – he fucks you.

This is a perfect example of why I oppose feminist ideals. Male authors tend to offer paternalistic and condescending depictions of women ; but this I already knew by reading directly Tolstoy or Flaubert.

For example, she analyzes sex in this passage: There were a few moments that seemed like a fanciful way of saying “look I kno I wish I dwogkin give this book 3.


The result is not pretty – sometimes it is nitercourse upsetting. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It is not a minor irritation, nor is it a trivial inconvenience, an occasional aggravation, or a regrettable but frankly harmless lapse in manners. Which, in my opinion, makes her a freaking hero.

Intercourse Quotes

I don’t care about what sexually-violent books she has read. This is only one of many references Dworkin makes to the holocaust, including quotes from Hitler.

It’s impossible to truly love what you consider to be inferior to you.

The man is not possessed in fucking even though he is terrified of castration You expect either to find intrrcourse thinking, ‘My, this is a bit dated. It is especially hard now.

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Dworkin uses historical and literary texts to explore the meanings intercourse has for women and men, the ways in which women internalise male dominance through sex, the us Anyone who hates Dworkin should at least give this book a chance before forming an intractable opinion.

Rather, she addresses how aspects of sexism seep into sexual relationships between women and men. It was a condition unacceptable to men. A lot of people – don’t like the fact that Dworkin dared to ask that question.