The defamation of Dworkin’s legacy.

People (mostly funfems) defame Andrea Dworkin’s legacy by stating (falsly) that she says all sex is rape. This is because they define sex as domination, and Dworkin spoke against the domination of women. To these people, to fight against the exploitation of women means to be against sex.

If one’s sexual experience has always and without exception been based on dominance – not only overt acts but also metaphysical and ontological assumptions – how can one read this book [Intercourse]? The end of male dominance would mean – in the understanding of such a man – the end of sex. If one has eroticized a differential in power that allows for force as a natural and inevitable part of intercourse, how could one understand that this book does not say that all men are rapists or that all intercourse is rape? Equality in the realm of sex is an antisexual idea if sex requires domination in order to register as sensation.
Andrea Dworkin, Preface to the tenth-anniversary edition of Intercourse.

Thanks to Anti-Porn Feminists.

6 thoughts on “The defamation of Dworkin’s legacy.

  1. antiplondon June 11, 2013 at 13:38 Reply

    Thanks for posting this; it takes a real man indeed to be able to read Dworkin, most can’t handle it.

    • Francois Tremblay June 11, 2013 at 14:47 Reply

      What?? Woman Hating is one of my favourite books. In fact I just re-read it again.

  2. antiplondon June 13, 2013 at 12:07 Reply

    Most men, and a lot of women, can’t handle Dworkin’s writing because the truth she tells is too painful.

    Sorry, did you think I was being sarcastic by using the phrase ‘real man’? It was a poor choice of words for a radical feminist, but I’m limited by the boundaries of the English language – it was meant to be a compliment.

  3. antiplondon June 13, 2013 at 12:48 Reply

    :)

    • Francois Tremblay June 13, 2013 at 12:51 Reply

      Right now I am reading The Creation of Patriarchy, by Gerda Lerner. As an overview of the theories about the origins of patriarchy and an examination of the evidence, it seems very good so far.

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