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. Andrea Dworkin, once called “Feminism’s Malcolm X,” has been worshipped, She goes on to ask questions about intercourse and sex in general, posits.

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Can non-penile female-to-female penetration be considered intercourse? Instead of literary porn, we rely on dwoorkin porn. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat In any case, Dworkin’s choice to invoke the holocaust is offensive and should discredit anything she has to say. I am now going to get my hands on more of Dworkin’s work and read read read.


But, not even good literary criticism. Dworkin stops being female in this book and suggests that all women must begin to stop being women as constructed by men, for their integrity and survival. When will they choose not to despise us? She just asks the question – how does our culture, our politics, our society, our feminism intersect with the act of intercourse?

I was so excited to read this book Nov 17, Sapphire rated it really liked it Shelves: Dworkin speaks of consent without catering to males, or anyones hurt feelings, or your ‘feminist’ boyfriends feelings. Her class position puts this book in the same senseless ideological nothingness that term papers do with ‘works cited’. It’s safe to say it was one of the most influential books I have ever read. Since the paradigm for sex has been one of conquest, possession, and violation, I think many men believe they need an unfair interxourse, which at its extreme would be called rape.


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Want to Read saving…. I recall making the decision to read it for the first time, knowing I would not be the same at its conclusion. This book is, quite frankly, drivel.

In her first example, Dworkin is the relationship between virginity and power as illustrated in the life of Joan of Arc. Dworkin argued why female inferiority in terms of sex inheres in the nature of coitus itself, which makes every relationship we have with men unequal to begin with. If anything, the book is pro-sex.

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At least she didn’t try to draw sweeping conclusions based on the content of novels. Feb 25, Willa Grant rated it really liked it. The thrusting is persistent invasion. She was accused of more than seventy crimes foremost of which was wearing male clothes.

The book came to save me in the time I needed it the most. Overall, a great book for those interested in radical feminism and understanding the ideas of an outspoken leader in the feminist movement. The book is divided into three parts. With 40 years of publication experience, Isis holds a vast collection. Dworkin also talks about actions that have been taken to tilt the balance in favor of women. Nov 10, Yen Ba rated it really liked it Shelves: Andrea Dworkin does the opposite of shy away; she tackles sex head on, calling out intercourss sexism affects sex to the detriment of many women.


Dworkin is a strong voice of reason who unflinchingly shows us the mirror about things that we do not want to face or prefer to sweep under the carpet. Unlike Millett’s “Sexual Politics”, “Intercourse” is a bitter realisation that we women would never possess an equal status with men in regard to our sexual activities.

There were also some moments it dworikn the creepiness of these authors has infiltrated her own perspective. I loved her style, though; blatant, angry, and poetic all at the same time.

People think that Dworkin said that “all heterosexual sex is rape,” when she said no such thing. Joan of Arc, champion of France against the English, repudiated the way women were constructed and fought against the English until her capture by the Burgundians.

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