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Fiction

Ice and Fire

Ice and Fire Andrea Dworkin HarperCollins 1987 From Publishers Weekly: In Ice and Fire, the unnamed narrator, writing in the first person, begins her story in Camden, N.J., where boys who play the most popular street game ‘witch’ try to catch, cage and string up a little girl. The scene shifts to a New England…

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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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Fiction

Mercy

Mercy Andrea Dworkin Thunder’s Mouth Press 1990 If Andrea Dworkin is the Malcolm X of feminism, then this novel is her version of his autobiography… She is brilliant, her anger is a polished and dangerous instrument, and even some of the people she’s marked as enemies can hope she finds her way. Madison Smartt Bell,…

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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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Politics Theory

Right Wing Women: The Politics of Domesticated Women

Right Wing Women: ThePolitics of Domesticated Women Andrea Dworkin Perigee Books 1983 From Wikipedia: Right Wing Women is an examination of women’s reasons for collaborating with conservative men for the limitation of women’s freedom. Dworkin states that the New Right in the United States focused especially on preserving male authority in the family, the promotion of fundamentalist versions of orthodox…

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Pornography Sexuality Violence

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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History Violence

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…

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Law Pornography

Pornography & Civil Rights: A New Day for Women’s Equality

Pornography & Civil Rights:A New Day for Women’s Equality Andrea Dworkin,Catharine MacKinnon Organizing AgainstPornography 1988 Pornography is central in creating and maintaining the civil inequality of the sexes. Pornography is a systematic practice of exploitation and subordination based on sex which differentially harms women…” With those bold words began the groundbreaking local anti-pornography law drafted…