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Intercourse [NOOK Book]

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Andrea Dworkin, once called “Feminism’s Malcolm X,” has been worshipped, reviled, criticized, and analyzed-but never ignored. The power of her writing, the passion of her ideals, and the ferocity of her intellect have spurred the arguments and activism of two generations of feminists. Now the book that she’s best known for-in which she provoked the argument that ultimately split apart the feminist movement-is being reissued for the young women and men of the twenty-first century. Intercourse enraged as many ...
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Intercourse

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Overview

Andrea Dworkin, once called “Feminism’s Malcolm X,” has been worshipped, reviled, criticized, and analyzed-but never ignored. The power of her writing, the passion of her ideals, and the ferocity of her intellect have spurred the arguments and activism of two generations of feminists. Now the book that she’s best known for-in which she provoked the argument that ultimately split apart the feminist movement-is being reissued for the young women and men of the twenty-first century. Intercourse enraged as many readers as it inspired when it was first published in 1987. In it, Dworkin argues that in a male supremacist society, sex between men and women constitutes a central part of women’s subordination to men. (This argument was quickly-and falsely-simplified to “all sex is rape” in the public arena, adding fire to Dworkin’s already radical persona.) In her introduction to this twentieth-anniversary edition of Intercourse, Ariel Levy, the author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, discusses the circumstances of Dworkin’s untimely death in the spring of 2005, and the enormous impact of her life and work. Dworkin’s argument, she points out, is the stickiest question of feminism: Can a woman fight the power when he shares her bed?

In this truly radical work Andrea Dworkin asserts that the essence of female oppression is rooted in nothing less than the act of sexual intercourse itself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786722365
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,377,138
  • File size: 321 KB

Meet the Author

Andrea Dworkin was the co-author, with Catharine A. MacKinnon, of civil rights legislation recognizing pornography as legally actionable sex discrimination. She wrote eleven books, including Pornography, Heartbreak, and Scapegoat. She died in April 2005 in Washington, D.C. Ariel Levy is a contributing editor at New York magazine, and the author of Female Chauvinist Pigs. She lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Pt. 1 Intercourse in a Man-made World
1 Repulsion 3
2 Skinless 21
3 Stigma 35
4 Communion 47
5 Possession 63
Pt. 2 The Female Condition
6 Virginity 83
7 Occupation/Collaboration 121
Pt. 3 Power, Status, and Hate
8 Law 147
9 Dirt/Death 169
Notes 195
Bibiography 211
Index 247
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Reagan antagonist, Feminisst icon s#&t disturber

    You get what's on the box, but abit of a let down. Overly dependent on a few arcane books and repetative in its zealotry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Fierce

    In 'Intercourse,' Dworkin lays down a visceral foundation for PIV (penis in vagina) sex as an oppressive social construct designed to keep women oppressed as a sex-based class. Her fearless language (no doubt seen as 'crass' in society during second-wave feminism) not only clearlt names the problem of patriarchy, but also provides us a call to action. For if we can name the problem, we can begin to address it.

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