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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With great fire in her voice, she drives her message home: Compared with Dines, Dworkin is infinitely more interesting. Woman have been dwormin to man as wives, as prostitutes, as sexual and reproductive servants. Dec 11, Kirk rated it really liked it Shelves: Nothing about what is taught to this generation or the next is about harnessing and commanding to be intercokrse and understanding to the physical and emotional needs of the person they are with.
Mar 24, Varina rated it it was amazing. So many works within the genre attempt to bridge the gap between the sexes by pulling from familiar female tropes of submission and peace-making. One might try to assert that Dworkin was referring to only rape.
Porn is ever more prevalent today.
The Andrea Dworkin Online Library”. From what I concluded, it calls for a complete restructurisation of society in order for women to finally enjoy sex. Going back afterwards and trying to extract her points proved so exhausting that I gave up after little effort. I do wish she could have delved more into race.
As a believer in not sympathising with perpetrators inteecourse 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 andgea disagreeable, highly incapacitating to the destruction of nonconsent culture and all its sexualised violence. I think both intercourse and sexual pleasure can and will survive equality.
Mar 16, Dylan Horrocks rated it really liked it Shelves: I did not find the social science reasoning I was expecting, but instead a collection of drabbles on various pieces of literature written by men, without any convincing analysis. Yes, some men misuse women sexually.
I was put off by the attempt to argue that the oppression of women is somehow more foundational than racial oppression. The political meaning of intercourse for women is the fundamental question of feminism and freedom: In the case of the late Andrea Dworkin’s endlessly provocative work on the place of the sex act in the power struggle between men and women, neither of these responses can really apply.
This was probably one of the most challenging and inspiring books I have read in awhile, and while I did not necessarily agree with everything in it, every argument did give me something to think about and wrestle with. Further than that, she refuses to mince her words or hide her anger. This is because the conclusion should be yours – especially with such an intimate act as intercourse. He began his course of lectures as follows: As the author puts it, “This being marked by sexuality requires a cold capacity to use and a pitiful vulnerability that comes from having been used.
Yet this does not mean that gaining access to sex is the same thing as gaining power. Men too make choices. Can intercourse ever be removed and set free from misogyny and patriarchy?
Intercourse Quotes by Andrea Dworkin
But, should women’s status become elevated, can men enjoy having sex with their equals? Otherwise, a fascinating book that addresses a topic we still encounter a lot in today’s patriarchal intercoursr. I finally found a copy of this tonight. But, not even good literary criticism. Her class position puts this book in the same senseless ideological nothingness that term papers do with ‘works cited’.
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Jul 13, Clarissa Littler rated it liked it. Dworkin isn’t saying that any heterosexual sex is de facto rape. Overall, a great book for those interested in radical feminism and understanding the ideas of an outspoken leader in the feminist movement.
This collaboration strips women of their self-esteem so women expend their energies ajdrea themselves for intercourse rather than for their own liberation.
From what I concluded, it c “Intercourse” is a feminist classic and is Andrea Dworkin’s most notorious book. Most men and a good number of women experience sexual pleasure in inequality. To pose questions, spur action and in the author’s own words, “Intercourse is search and assertion, passion and fury; and its form—no less that its content—deserves critical scrutiny and respect.
And in so doing, I am doubly frustrated considering she suggests no alternative ways lntercourse life, no suggestions as to how to continue on in resistance. Elements of porn are now perfectly acceptable on prime time television.
There is the outline of a body, distinct, separate, its integrity an illusion, a tragic deception, because unseen there is a slit between the legs, and he has to push into it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.