Book - 1987
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Analyzes the attitudes of five male writers towards women and human sexuality, discusses virginity and the connection between sexuality and political power, and looks at laws governing sexual behavior.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, c1987
ISBN: 9780029079706
Branch Call Number: HQ21 .D88 1987
Characteristics: xi, 257 p. ; 25 cm


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PrimaGigi Oct 09, 2011

Some would have you believe that Dworkin's book was all about the one quote she wrote "all rape is sex." Fully missing out on what exactly she meant or simply ignoring all the reasons she pointed out it every chapter. All sex is rape when you believe the person beneath, above or around you is nothing more then a inferior object to get you to an end goal and to be discard/picked up later at your whim. Refusing to see the person that you entering as an equal to you, someone that has needs, that are on a greater plane then your own. Does make sex into rape.

Sex for women and men will forever be a complicated business. It is especially hard now. when women are not only expected to the bearers of life. We are expected to be sexual objects, with no real sexuality beneath the veneer. Men are expected still as ever to be just the domineering type and pillage the person beneath them.

The works that Andrea has picked reminded me of what we view today. Instead of literary porn, we rely on visual porn. Porn is ever more prevalent today. It has wiggled it's way from the den's and back alley's into the mainstream. It is sold to us as a product and the lives of the women are not intricately viewed, but is perfectly acceptable as prime time television.

We have now used the works of others as a guidebook for sex and our own sexuality. Completely losing the human factor. we have detached ourselves from people entirely. We tells ourselves to put the onus on the domineering factor of pleasure; to accept the other's submission, to revel it, even if it it debases or humilities us. Nothing about what is taught to this generation or the next is about harnessing and commanding to be pliable and understanding to the physical and emotional needs.


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