Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin

“I don’t believe rape is inevitable or natural. If I did, I would have no reason to be here. If I did, my political practice would be different than it is. Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It’s not because there’s a shortage of kitchen knives ...

Dead Wild Roses: Equality Still Bunk After All These Years – Andrea Dworkin

“A commitment to sexual equality with men 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 Feminism is not for equality. Feminism is for female liberation.   “men don’t realize that they understand the point of women’s liberation, but ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on Female Socialization – Our Blood

“Yes, I’d say female socialisation (since this whole thing mostly targets and hurts women anyway) that has taught us fear and what we can do to reduce that fear (apologise, silence ourselves and other women, submit, placate men at all costs).” Fear cements this system together. Fear is the adhesive that holds each part in ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin

“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 Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Andrea Dworkin, male violence, The DWR ...

Dead Wild Roses: Female Roles – Andrea Dworkin

What we are exposed to in childhood helps set the tone of our expectations later in life.  Consider the female role models little girls and boys are exposed to while they are making up their minds on what and how they want to be. -Woman Hating.  Andrea Dworkin      Contrast this passage with male role ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on ‘The Left’.

  “Capitalism is not wicked or cruel when the commodity is the whore; profit is not wicked or cruel when the alienated worker is a female piece of meat; corporate bloodsucking is not wicked or cruel when the corporations in question, sell cunt; racism is not wicked or cruel when the black cunt or yellow ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on Pornography

“People say, “Oh, well, pornography—that’s for masturbation, nobody can get hurt that way.” But orgasm is a very serious reward, isn’t it? Think of Pavlov’s little dogs, right? They don’t just think about salivating; they salivate. They do it because they learned it. Period. Now think about pornography. The dehumanization is a basic part of ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin

“Because women are everywhere, and because, as Shulamith Firestone said, a sex class is invisible because everyone takes it to be nature, and because many of the abuses that women systematically suffer are called sex, and because women are socialized in a way to make us indifferent to the plight of other women, and because ...

Dead Wild Roses: If You Needed More Reasons to Be Against Pornography – Andrea Dworkin

-Andrea Dworkin “The Lie” 1979.  Letters from a War Zone 1993. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Andrea Dworkin, Feminist Quote of the Day, Pornography

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin

“Feminism requires precisely what misogyny destroys in women: unimpeachable bravery in confronting male power.” -Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Andrea Dworkin, DWR Feminist Quote of the Day, Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Dworkin on Pornography

In the United States, [pornography] is an $8-billion trade in sexual exploitation. It is women turned into subhumans, beaver, pussy, body parts, genitals exposed, buttocks, breasts, mouths open and throats penetrated, covered in semen, pissed on, shitted on, hung from light fixtures, tortured, maimed, bleeding, disemboweled, killed. It is some creature called female, used. It is ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – The Night and Danger – Andrea Dworkin

“In the United States, with its distinctly racist character, the very fear of the dark is manipulated, often subliminally, into fear of black, of black men in particular, so that the traditional association between rape and black men that is our national heritage is fortified. In this context, the imagery of black night suggests that ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on Pornography

Let’s not have the porn = ‘freedom of speech’ argument this one time okay? I live in a country where if you film any act of humiliation or torture, and if the victim is a woman, the film is both entertainment and it is protected speech. Now that tells me something about what it means ...

Dead Wild Roses: DWR Feminist Quotes of the Day – Andrea Dworkin & Charnie Guttell

  Many women, I think, resist feminism because it is an agony to be fully conscious of the brutal misogyny which permeates culture, society, and all personal relationships. “Women, under separate masters, are the most divided of oppressed groups. And men prefer a willing slave to a forced slave, hence the necessity to enslave the ...

Dead Wild Roses: Women Shrink – Andrea Dworkin; Bell Hooks – On Feminism

A couple of feminist quote of the day just for my AVFM friends who might be lurking around in the shadows waiting to explain how oppressed being (usually) white and male is. “Men often react to women’s words – speaking and writing – as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women’s ...

Dead Wild Roses: Andrea Dworkin – Woman Hating, Right and Left.

“When we point out that there is a rape every three minutes, that a woman is beaten every eighteen seconds in this country, that’s very bad for women because it makes them feel victimized. And we’re not supposed to be bad and make women feel bad. This is the ultimate mind fuck. It takes away ...

Dead Wild Roses: Pornography – Men Posessing Women

The word whore is incomprehensible unless one is immersed in the lexicon of male domination.  Men have created the group, the type, the concept, the epithet, the insult, the industry, the trade, the commodity, the reality of woman as whore. Another quote of the day?  You betcha.  Our culture is toxically pornsick and Andrea Dworkin ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day:Dworkin On Pornography

“The most terrible thing about pornography is that it tells male truth. The most insidious thing about pornography is that it tells male truth as if it were universal truth. Those depictions of women in chains being tortured are supposed to represent our deepest erotic aspirations. And some of us believe it, don’t we? The ...

Dead Wild Roses: Tell Me Again about Humanism… – Feminist Quote of the Day

“With a disgust common to all feminists who have tried to be participants in the so-called humanism of men, only to discover through bitter experience that the culture of males does not allow honest female participation, Virginia Woolf wrote: “I detest the masculine point of view, I am bored by his heroism, virtue and honour. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Woman Hating – Andrea Dworkin

“Pain is an essential part of the grooming process, and that is not accidental. Plucking the eyebrows, shaving under the arms, wearing a girdle, learning to walk in high-heeled shoes, having one’s nose fixed, straightening or curling one’s hair —these things hurt. The pain, of course, teaches an important lesson: no price is too great, ...