Monday, April 18, 2005

Andrea Dworkin dies

The Reason magazine blog says:
What's with all the posthumous adulation of loony feminist extraordinaire Andrea Dworkin? ...

Whatever her defenders may say, Dworkin was a relentless preacher of hatred toward men ...

Whatever her defenders say, Dworkin was anti-sex. No, she may not have ever written the actual words "All sex is rape" or "All sexual intercourse is rape." But she did extensively argue, in particular in the 1987 book, Intercourse, that (1) all heterosexual sex in our "patriarchal" society is coercive and degrading to women, and (2) sexual penetration may by its very nature doom women to inferiority and submission, and "may be immune to reform." A chapter from the book, filled with such insights as, "Intercourse is the pure, sterile, formal expression of men's contempt for women," can be found here.
Just another kooky feminist.

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