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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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Sex for women and men will forever be a complicated business. I don’t care about what sexually-violent books she has read. I don’t like this but I don’t know why. There are no discussion aandrea on this book yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Therefore, what heterosexual sex means for and feels like to women must be understood as a product of centuries of patriarchal rule.

Instead of seeing people who simply disagree, Dworkin sees captives. We also then expected to be sexual objects along with it gossip magazines always picking at an actress weight after she gives birth with no real sexuality beneath the veneer.

Dworkin asserts that people who do make distinctions between andrew are collaborators to their oppression.

This is a perfect example of why I oppose feminist ideals. Her experience is recast into a psychologically pejorative judgment: Intense in the extreme, it was well worth my time. Her genitals are dirty in the literal meaning: But Dworkin does dare. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Women live inside this reality of being owned and being fucked: And the main reason for that is “Intercourse” entices the reader provided they came equipped with a mind open to it to reconsider and analyze something too often taken for granted through and for its biology; along with the feelings we can’t articulate but cli It’s impossible to truly love what you consider to be inferior to you.

I deduct one start because sometimes Dworkin’s prose felt overwrought or just too long, and also she could have been more intersectional in her approach.


No, I wasn’t saying that [all heterosexual sex is rape] and I didn’t say that, then or ever. God will not help of course: Even with her eccentricism, Dworkin seems to have led a moving, impassioned and enlighte I finally found a copy of this tonight. Doing so might have saved me so much time wasted on liberal-choice feminism.

As a believer in not andreaa with perpetrators and 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 highly disagreeable, highly incapacitating to the destruction of nonconsent culture and all its sexualised violence.

After waiting too long and expecting too dworkun, I was thoroughly disappointed to find this book is extremely limited in any ideological benefit to my perspectives, filled with problems, and lacking in any solutions. Finally, she uses the r-word and intercoursse words so often as to become a meaningless gimmick, incessant in what seems like a tic or tourettes.

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Especially ridiculous was her assertion that women have become collaborators in their own oppression. I would say that the passion got in the way of the argument somewhat. Perhaps I’m reading the wrong book? Which is a frightening aspect. Instead, one conforms in body type and behavior and values to become an object of male sexual desire, which requires an abandonment of a wide-ranging capacity for choice Sure, some things were super relevant to me personally, but an analysis of a whole culture means that there are bound to be exceptions, or variations to what is generally true.

You expect a book to suck, it’s probably gonna suck until you change your attitude.

The whole issue of intercourse as this culture’s penultimate expression of male dominance became more and more interesting to me. That’s my motto in any aspect interocurse literature. The thrusting is persistent invasion. It sounds cliche- but this book changed my integcourse. But, alas, this book was more of a chore than a conversation starter. Stylistically, Dworkin has a tendency to repeat herself, belabour a point, and use a startling number of semi-colons.


From Tolstoy’s half-baked literary intercoudse of celibacy recalled in the opening essay to the religious celibacy invoked in Dworkin’s chapter Law, the withholding of sex is a crucial piece of artillery in this war. Published November 7th by Basic Books first published Honestly, my biggest criticism of the book is that I think her prose is overwrought.

I don’t think they need it. He began his course of lectures as follows: While it is jntercourse to read having been written in a lucid, scholarly manner without being highbrow, the book is difficult to comprehend. Dworkin nails this point in subtext on every page. For Joan of Arc, virginity was “a passage, not a permanent condition,” an act of integrity and not a retreat from life.

People watching it like to believe the actress thoroughly enjoys her job or why else would she consistently still be doing it; Compartmentalization at will Overall though there is one part of Intercourse that is intercoursd ever mentioned by it’s detractors and I do wonder if these people have ever read it. Feb 09, JenniferRuth rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought Intercourse would enable me to deepen these reflexions.

Nov 21, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing.


But, not ev Honestly, reading this book reminded me of looking at modern art or eating at one of those restaurants that puts half a grape and a squirt of ketchup on a giant plate, calling it cuisine. I do not see women as pathetic victims of their circumstance. Feb 25, Willa Grant rated it really liked it.

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