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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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As a believer in not sympathising with perpetrators and their potential past victimhood to the point of erasing another person’s survival, and a supporter of the concept that any violent and coercive person with genitals has the capacity to be sexually-violent, I find this implication highly disagreeable, highly incapacitating to the destruction of nonconsent culture and all its sexualised violence.

Extensively discussing works such as The Kreutzer SonataMadame Bovaryand Dracula and citing from religious texts, legal commentary, and pornographyDworkin argued that the depictions of intercourse in mainstream art and culture consistently emphasized heterosexual intercourse as the only or the most genuine form of “real” sex; that they portrayed intercourse in violent or invasive terms; that they portrayed the violence or invasiveness as central to its eroticism; and that they often united it with male contempt for, revulsion towards, or even murder of, the “carnal” woman.

Intense in the extreme, it was well worth my time. Patriarchy also brutally demonizes the penetration of men, sodomy, because for men to be fucked the way women are fucked challenges this sexual power structure, the rigid dichotomy of gender.

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: The fucking conveys the quality of ownership – he owns you inside out.


She is reviled as filthy, obscene, in religion, pornography, philosophy, and in most literature and art and psychology. You expect either to find yourself thinking, ‘My, this is a bit dated. But I believe that assertion would be a disingenuous one.

In terms of her analysis of literary figures, I had already been aandrea this, albeit far less exactly, in reflecting on books I read many years ago. 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 Highly recommended inetrcourse for people – feminists and otherwise. Men Possessing WomenDworkin had argued that pornography and erotic literature in patriarchal societies consistently eroticized women’s sexual subordination to men, and often overt acts of exploitation or violence.

Intercourse Quotes

Yes, some men in “the developed world” hate women. It sounds cliche- but this book changed my life. When women are not only expected to be the bearers of life.

Preview — Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin. Refresh and try again. And in so doing, I am doubly frustrated considering she suggests no alternative ways of life, no suggestions as to how to continue on in resistance.

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 passage of time as if it were an irrelevance. 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.

Isis International realised it is essential to initially find out to what extent or if any at all do peace advocates include or consider women and gender in their peace work with from ICCO foundation, Isis carried out a study on women peacemakers in the Philippines.

The book consistently paints an antagonistic scenario between men and women, constantly at war with the odds stacked against women from the very start.


But it talks about the act of intercourse with a truth that you will not find anywhere else encompassing many, many topics and deep analysis.

There were entire paragraphs I skipped over by checking back in to see if she was still making the same point using the same example just with synonyms.

Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin

I nearly stopped reading completely for this and multiple other reasons. Male authors This book was on top dwkrkin my to-read list since finishing John Stoltenberg’s essays Refusing to be a Man, which deeply challenged my views on gender dynamics of domination, especially as expressed through sexuality.

Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin. If Dworkin believed what she claimed in the book, what does it say of her that she stands by someone who insulted the gender she is supposedly trying to shine the light of liberation upon? Infercourse drawing her discourse to a close, Dworkin expounds on misogyny and shows how women are equated with dirt. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ariel Levy Dworin by.

There is nothing that happens to any other civilly inferior people that is the same in its meaning and in its effect even when those people are forced into sexual availability, heterosexual or dworkun while the subject people, for instance, may be forced to have intercourse with those who dominate them, the God who does not exist did not make human existence, broadly speaking, dependent on their compliance.

Feb 25, Willa Grant rated it really liked it. Feminism is, was and always will be, Women’s Advocacy.