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I'm reading a collection of her writings and I can't put it down. My highlighter is running dry because there's something on every page I want to come back to again and again and again. She's laying everything so bare and plain and true that I feel like screaming in rage and vindication. I'm not a spiritual person but if such a thing as a soul exists, she's set mine on fire. I cannot imagine how deeply her writing would affect a woman from the 70s, who wouldn't even have the language to articulate her own oppression.

This woman was a visionary. I want to live in the world she wanted. It is a foul, horrific injustice that she's been disavowed, mocked, caricatured, and buried by third wave feminists for the sake of appeasing men. I wish I could've met her just to thank her.

My favorite quote so far: "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."

I'm reading a collection of her writings and I can't put it down. My highlighter is running dry because there's something on every page I want to come back to again and again and again. She's laying everything so bare and plain and true that I feel like screaming in rage and vindication. I'm not a spiritual person but if such a thing as a soul exists, she's set mine on fire. I cannot imagine how deeply her writing would affect a woman from the 70s, who wouldn't even have the language to articulate her own oppression. This woman was a visionary. I want to live in the world she wanted. It is a foul, horrific injustice that she's been disavowed, mocked, caricatured, and buried by third wave feminists for the sake of appeasing men. I wish I could've met her just to thank her. My favorite quote so far: "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."

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[–] Hyacinth 37 points Edited

Indeed Dworkin is caricatured as a feminist bogeyman, a all fire and brimstone bully because of that when I watched a video of her I was shocked at the kind, intelligent, harmonious spoken woman before me. Her qoutes have always been my favourite.

She was indeed a prophetess and her predictions about what porn would do to women have already come true.... it's heartbreaking.

She was amazing.

I wish I could've met her just to thank her

Yes, me too!

Is that from Our Blood? I've been meaning to read Dworkin, an essay/speech collection sounds like a good place to start.

Yeah, specifically her transcribed speech in the book "The Rape Atrocity and the Boy Next Door." The collection I'm reading is called "Last Days at Hot Slit."

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Which book? I’m first in the library queue for “Last Days at Hot Slit” and should get it any day now!

I just read that last week and wow, I was not disappointed. Some of it gave me goosebumps it was so prescient and dead-on.

What collection are you reading? I've not read anything hers yet but I keep browsing books trying to pick something of hers. A collection seems like a good place to start!

2014 I experienced the same thing. I was blind, and then I saw.

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