Life and Death A collection of her most incisive essays and unpublished speeches Life and Death makes it clear why Dworkin has found her place in the canon of modern political thought She begins here with a poignan

  • Title: Life and Death
  • Author: Andrea Dworkin
  • ISBN: 9780743236263
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Paperback
  • A collection of her most incisive essays and unpublished speeches, Life and Death makes it clear why Dworkin has found her place in the canon of modern political thought She begins here with a poignant autobiographical piece, in which she recounts with rare tenderness her childhood in Camden, New Jersey, her political odyssey, and the crushing pain of her brother s death.A collection of her most incisive essays and unpublished speeches, Life and Death makes it clear why Dworkin has found her place in the canon of modern political thought She begins here with a poignant autobiographical piece, in which she recounts with rare tenderness her childhood in Camden, New Jersey, her political odyssey, and the crushing pain of her brother s death Lending her hand to tragic current events, or what she calls emergencies, like the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, the Hedda Nussbaum child abuse case, and the mass murder of female students at a college in Montreal, Dworkin makes clear in her inimitable way the obvious things we stubbornly fail to notice Finally, she guides us back to the core issues at stake in women s lives pornography, domestic violence, rape, and prostitution and reminds us that even after decades of feminist so called progress, gender is an ongoing war.

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    1. Andrea Dworkin

      Andrea Rita Dworkin was an American radical feminist and writer best known for her criticism of pornography, which she argued was linked to rape and other forms of violence against women.An anti war activist and anarchist in the late 1960s, Dworkin wrote 10 books on radical feminist theory and practice During the late 1970s and the 1980s, she gained national fame as a spokeswoman for the feminist anti pornography movement, and for her writing on pornography and sexuality, particularly in Pornography Men Possessing Women 1981 and Intercourse 1987 , which remain her two most widely known books.

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    1. essays, newspaper articles, speeches about a variety of topics concerning misogyny and various forms of violence against women Points out how pornography supports misogynistic violence against women Points out how woman hating turns young women into prostitutes and is another form of violence against us victims for sale so to speak also deals with incest strong opinions by strong woman thank goodness for Ms.Dworkin Never knew she also was survivor of battering and sexual assault I speak out as w [...]


    2. I read this book in either a little over or a little less than twenty four hours and I have to say that Andrea Dworkin really is one of the greatest feminist writers in American history This is an incredibly moving and powerful collection and it makes me want to read everything else she has ever written.


    3. i advise even die hard dworkin readers such as myself to pass this one over this edition of speeches essays is immediately striking as paranoiac, disorganized and incoherent than her earlier writings it is really evidence of her decaying mental state i mean that in the most sympathetic way possible don t even bother with the essay free expression in serbian rape death camps it is based on a supposition of the existence of filmed rapes taken by the serbian army, this idea was put forth by fellow [...]


    4. Deadly, blunt, furious and a good introduction for anyone who hasn t heard of Dworkin or only know her name as a bad word Indeed, I don t think there is a writer or feminist as maligned and misread as Dworkin No wonder she doesn t make nice or mince words in the face of overwhelming male violence against women One of the most important concepts she relates has to do with pornography that women and their bodies are not someone else s speech Pornography happens to real women and has real effects o [...]


    5. A collection of essays This is the first Dworkin book I have read and I was kind of surprised how absolutely un true so many of the stereotypes about her are I have seen much radical stuff on the internet What surprised me was her level of compassion, astounding to me that she could maintain such openness and caring after suffering so much abuse I particularly like the essay on the history of the founding fathers and the stuff on Israel and the holocaust, which were quite new territory for me.


    6. This book is very repetitive owing to the fact that it is a selection of lectures I read the first couple of chapters and skimmed the rest I gave it four stars as I feel it is an important book for everyone to read It increased my awareness how our society views women and how this has serious consequence for women I found her comments on pornography particularly valuable for me as I have never thought much about pornography other than child pornography.


    7. Not the best of her books, this collection of essays and speeches is vehement and impassioned, though extremely repetitive I would recommend viewing this book as a supplement to her other work if one is a fan of her style Mercy or Intercourse or Pornography or Heartbreak are all better and deeply provoking.


    8. This book had an excellent and nuanced look at the treatment of women on all socioeconomic and racial levels in Western society For the longest time, I didn t read Dworkin because of what I thought she d said I was wrong.


    9. This book is a collection of short essays and speeches than a cohesive whole Each piece still has the intensity and moral clarity I ve come to expect from Dworkin, but they feel transient and off the cuff topical rather than profound.



    10. C I think it s up to every feminist to read Dworkin to see what she s about I don t agree with her but some stuff she says is powerful.



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