Woman Hating [Andrea Dworkin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Womens Studies, Women’s Liberation Movement, Pol. Science. Dworkin was her era’s bravest, most galvanising and polarising feminist. In Woman Hating, Andrea describes and theorises all manner of. Woman Hating has ratings and 50 reviews: Published December 1st by Plume, pages, Paperback.

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The other issue I have is the end sections about ‘taboo’ subjects.

Woman Hating

I think Disorders of Sexual Development DSDs intersex conditions are becoming better understood now, and deserve a more rigorous approach and a whole book to deal with scientific, ethical, social issues and present opposing theories.

Those who are not interested in critical thinking will criticize the form the repetition and not really make an attempt to delve into why they therefore dislike the content. Mostly ok but then in the last chapter she says we have to get over incest??? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She, as with other taboo-fixated feminists, seem to think that unmitigated erotic relations are a path to independence and noncoercive sexuality.

Her strengths definitely lie in literary analysis and interesting writing.

Mar 19, Peggy rated it it was amazing. It is a damning expose of patriarchy and all its machinations. Loading comments… Trouble loading? View all 4 comments.

There was one useful chapter, the one in which she criticized Greer and the sexual politics of her contemporary leftists.

This is most definitely not, unless you like being told about outdated myths about matriarchal neolithic religion surviving into the middle ages and virgin birth being actually being a Finally.


It was an honest and aggressive attack on the horrible things women experience in this world, radical now, and even moreso when it was written. To ask other readers questions about Woman Hatingplease sign up. This is one of those texts that’s so foundational hatint contemporary feminist discourse that parts of it may feel tired and obvious. There was her sheer courage, in never backing down or renouncing her principles because it would make life easier or pay dividends; that was a defining characteristic of Andrea, as was daring to hate the men who hated women.

Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Jan 30, Fishface rated it liked it Shelves: Pages to import images to Wikidata. In particular, Dworkin’s description of global woman hating cultural practices such as foot binding and witch hunting made a vivid impression upon me. Dworkin examines the place and depiction of women in fairy tales and pornography focusing dworkln the French erotic novels Story of O and The Image and the magazine Suck.

She was intelligent but completely insane. Mar 13, Bill Bailey rated it really liked it. Sep 01, D.

What Andrea Dworkin, the feminist I knew, can teach young women

Haring majority of the book is brilliant and well-articulated; the sections on fairytales, pornography, foot-binding, witch-burning are so strong, both fascinating and horrifying. Drucilla Cornell – – Metaphilosophy 35 3: Barbara Hamill Sato – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 51 4: I wasn’t sure about the scientific material she used.

The statements on parthenogenesis are completely false. There seems to be a taboo andfea where it’s taboo to not talk about taboo. Jul 01, Erin Wallace rated it liked it Shelves: Western and Eastern civilization and culture, as a matter of course, operated on the degradation and villainization of women, from fairy tales to marrying off your daughters for money to impossible demands for beauty.


I do understand this was her first writing, and I know she came to disagree with certain of the creepy practices defined as ‘taboo’, which is why I feel inclined to continue reading hqting works. We think that we are free and refuse to see that we are functions of our particular culture.

Aug 16, Corvus rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was an inventive use of civil law; rather than banning or censoring pornography, it would have enabled victims of the porn industry to claim damages and recognition for the harm it caused.

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Woman Hating – Wikipedia

Andrea Rita Dworkin was an American radical feminist and writer best known for woamn criticism of pornography, which she argued was linked to rape and other forms of violence against women. This is essential radical feminist reading but also a really good example of how we have to look at second wave texts critically instead of treating them as gospel.

Trivia About Woman Hating. It’s hard to argue with her thesis: Published December 1st by Plume first published