Academic, Gender, Law

Andrea Dworkin, who died today, never claimed that all heterosexual sex is rape.

statements that Dworkin makes about the meaning of intercourse are routinely misinterpreted as statements made in propia voce [in her own voice] when in fact they are statements of the meaning attributed to intercourse by male supremacist culture and enforced by the material conditions (economic vulnerability, violence) that women face under patriarchy. These are meanings that Dworkin, among other things, intends to criticize

Via Pinko Feminist Hellcat who has a growing list of Dworkin remembrances at the bottom of the post.

(This post should be interesting reading for all those people who come to my site via a Google search for rape”…)

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