Andrea Dworkin Quotes

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undernourished-intelligence-becomes-like-the-bloated-belly-of-a-starving-child-swollen-filled-with-nothing-the-body-can-use
men-know-everything-all-of-them-all-the-time-no-matter-how-stupid-or-inexperienced-or-arrogant-or-ignorant-they-are
money-speaks-but-it-speaks-with-a-male-voice
childbearing-is-glorified-in-part-because-women-die-from-it
women-have-been-taught-that-for-us-the-earth-is-flat-and-that-if-we-venture-out-we-will-fall-off-the-edge
seduction-is-often-difficult-to-distinguish-from-rape-in-seduction-the-rapist-often-bothers-to-buy-a-bottle-of-wine
poetry-the-genre-of-purest-beauty-was-born-of-a-truncated-woman-her-head-severed-from-her-body-with-a-sword-a-symbolic-penis
no-woman-needs-intercourse-few-women-escape-it
feminism-is-hated-because-women-are-hated-antifeminism-is-direct-expression-misogyny-it-is-political-defense-women-hating-andrea-dworkin
the-tragedy-is-that-women-committed-to-survival-cannot-recognize-that-they-are-committing-suicide-andrea-dworkin
if-you-want-definition-what-coward-is-its-needing-to-push-whole-class-people-down-that-you-can-walk-on-top-them-andrea-dworkin
how-can-anyone-love-someone-who-is-less-than-full-person-unless-love-itself-is-domination-per-se-andrea-dworkin
the-essence-oppression-is-that-one-is-defined-from-outside-by-those-who-define-themselves-as-superior-by-criteria-their-own-choice-andrea-dworkin
Inferiority is not banal or incidental even when it happens to women. It is not a petty affliction like bad skin or circles under the eyes. It is not a superficial flaw in an otherwise perfect picture. It is not a minor irritation, nor is it a trivial inconvenience, an occasional aggravation, or a regrettable but (frankly) harmless lapse in manners. It is not a 'point of view' that some people with soft skins find ' offensive. ' It is the deep and destructive devaluing of a person in life, a shredding of dignity and self-respect, an imposed exile from human worth and human recognition, the forced alienation of a person from even the possibility of wholeness or internal integrity. Inferiority puts rightful self-love beyond reach, a dream fragmented by insult into a perpetually recurring nightmare; inferiority creates a person broken and humiliated inside. 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: women are like that. The insult that hurt her-inferiority as an assault, ongoing since birth-is seen as a consequence, not a cause, of her so-called nature, an inferior nature. In English, a graceful language, she is even called a piece. It is likely to be her personal experience that she is insufficiently loved. Her subjectivity itself is second-class, her experiences and perceptions inferior in the world as she is inferior in the world. Her experience is recast into a psychologically pejorative judgment: she is never loved enough because she is needy, neurotic, the insufficiency of love she feels being in and of itself evidence of a deep-seated and natural dependency. Her personal experiences or perceptions are never credited as having a hard core of reality to them. She is, however, never loved enough. In truth; in point of fact; objectively: she is never loved enough. As Konrad Lorenz wrote: ' I doubt if it is possible to feel real affection for anybody who is in every respect one's inferior. ' 1 There are so many dirty names for her that one rarely learns them all, even in one's native language.

Andrea Dworkin
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ive-read-hamlet-i-know-men-suffer-andrea-dworkin
surely-freedom-women-must-mean-more-to-us-than-freedom-pimps-andrea-dworkin
i-also-had-nightmares-somehow-all-feelings-i-didnt-feel-when-each-thing-had-actually-happened-to-me-i-did-feel-when-i-slept-andrea-dworkin
i-have-spent-20-years-writing-these-books-had-i-wanted-to-say-men-are-beasts-scream-that-takes-30-seconds-andrea-dworkin
if-pornography-releases-sexual-tension-why-dont-we-send-recipe-books-to-starving-andrea-dworkin
for-mother-project-raising-boy-is-most-fulfilling-project-she-can-hope-for-andrea-dworkin
being-stigmatied-by-sex-is-being-marked-by-its-meaning-in-human-life-loneliness-imperfection-where-some-pain-is-indelible-andrea-dworkin
only-when-manhood-is-dead-it-will-perish-when-ravaged-femininity-no-longer-sustains-it-only-then-will-we-know-what-it-is-to-be-free-andrea-dworkin
families-make-possible-superexploitation-women-by-training-them-to-look-upon-their-work-outside-home-as-peripheral-to-their-true-role-andrea-dworkin
i-want-to-see-man-beaten-to-bloody-pulp-with-highheel-shoved-in-his-mouth-like-apple-in-mouth-pig-andrea-dworkin
could-womens-liberation-ever-be-revolutionary-movement-not-rhetorically-but-on-ground-andrea-dworkin
being-jew-one-learns-to-believe-in-reality-cruelty-one-learns-to-recognize-indifference-to-human-suffering-as-fact-andrea-dworkin
one-needs-either-equality-political-economic-superiority-andrea-dworkin
one-differences-between-marriage-prostitution-is-that-in-marriage-you-only-have-to-make-deal-with-one-man-andrea-dworkin
the-annihilation-womans-personality-individuality-will-character-is-prerequisite-to-male-sexuality-andrea-dworkin
in-every-realm-male-expression-action-violence-is-experienced-articulated-as-love-freedom-andrea-dworkin
i-have-been-asked-politely-not-politely-why-i-am-myself-this-is-accounting-any-woman-will-be-called-on-to-give-if-she-asserts-her-will-andrea-dworkin
there-is-no-place-on-earth-no-day-night-no-hour-minute-when-one-is-not-jew-woman-andrea-dworkin