Andrea Dworkin Quotes

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Born: 1946-09-26, Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Birth Country: USA
Died: Washington, D.C., U.S., 2005-04-09
Occupation: Writer

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A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.
- Andrea Dworkin

2.
As long as there is rape... there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom. You are not going to become what you want to become or who you want to become. You are not going to live in the world you want to live in.
- Andrea Dworkin

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Childbearing is glorified in part because women die from it.
- Andrea Dworkin

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Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny it is the political defense of women hating.
- Andrea Dworkin

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Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership.
- Andrea Dworkin

6.
Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name.
- Andrea Dworkin

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Men know everything - all of them - all the time - no matter how stupid or inexperienced or arrogant or ignorant they are.
- Andrea Dworkin

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Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.
- Andrea Dworkin

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Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice.
- Andrea Dworkin

10.
The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.
- Andrea Dworkin

11.
Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use.
- Andrea Dworkin

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While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.
- Andrea Dworkin

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Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.
- Andrea Dworkin

14.
You think intercourse is a private act it's not, it's a social act. Men are sexually predatory in life and women are sexually manipulative. When two individuals come together and leave their gender outside the bedroom door, then they make love.
- Andrea Dworkin

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