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Sexuality Violence

Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape

Against Our Will: Men, Womenand Rape Susan Brownmiller Simon & Schuster 1975 From Wikipedia: Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape is a 1975 book about rape by Susan Brownmiller. The book is widely credited with changing public outlooks and attitudes about rape. Brownmiller criticizes authors such as Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels for what she considers their oversights…

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Pornography Sexuality Theory Violence

Letters from a War Zone

Letters from a War Zone Andrea Dworkin Dutton Books 1989 Reflections on writing and writers, freedom of speech and censorship, pornography, violence against women, and the politics of our time. Table of Contents Introduction Part One: Take Back the Night… The Lie… The Night and Danger… Pornography and GriefPart Two: Words… The Power of Words……

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History Sexuality Violence

Our Blood: Prophecies and Discourses on Sexual Politics

Our Blood: Prophecies andDiscourses on Sexual Politics Andrea Dworkin The Women’s Press 1982 In this fierce and beautiful book, Andrea Dworkin confronts our most profound social disgrace: the sexual, cultural, and political subjugation of women to men, and with rare eloquence examines the systematic crimes of our male-dominated society against women. Women, looking into the…

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Intercourse

Intercourse Andrea Dworkin Free Press 1987 From Wikipedia: Intercourse is a 1987 book by Andrea Dworkin, in which the author offers a radical feminist analysis of sexual intercourse in literature and society. Dworkin is often said to argue that “all heterosexual sex is rape”, based on the line from the book that says “violation is a synonym for intercourse.” However, Dworkin…

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Woman Hating: A Radical Look at Sexuality

Woman Hating: A Radical Look at Sexuality Andrea Dworkin E.P. Dutton 1974 From Wikipedia: Dworkin examines the place and depiction of women in fairy tales and pornography (focusing on the French erotic novels Story of O and The Image and the magazine Suck). She then looks at the historical practices of Chinese foot binding and Medieval European witch burning from a radical feminist perspective. The book’s…

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Pornography Violence

Pornography: Men Possessing Women

Pornography: Men PossessingWomen Andrea Dworkin G.P. Putnam Sons 1981 Pornography: Men Possessing Women is a 1981 book about pornography in which Andrea Dworkin analyzes (and extensively cites examples drawn from) contemporary and historical pornography as an industry that hates and dehumanizes women. Dworkin argues that the industry is implicated in violence against women, both in its production (through the abuse of the…