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Original post here - new post so folks don't miss the update. A few expressed interest in Right Wing Women, so let's read that.

Ebooks and PDFs of Dworkin's books can be found here. I figured I'd give it a week in case anyone wants to finish what they're reading now, and to give people a chance to obtain a paper copy if that's what they prefer.

Is everyone okay with a "read at your own pace" format, or should we try to stick to a schedule of a certain amount of chapters every couple days? I figured open pace might be more inclusive, but sticking to a schedule would make conversations easier to follow. I also know it's easier for some people to read with a deadline. I'm open to whatever!

Original post [here](https://ovarit.com/o/FeministBooks/61003/dworkin-book-club) - new post so folks don't miss the update. A few expressed interest in Right Wing Women, so let's read that. Ebooks and PDFs of Dworkin's books can be found [here](http://radfem.org/dworkin/). I figured I'd give it a week in case anyone wants to finish what they're reading now, and to give people a chance to obtain a paper copy if that's what they prefer. Is everyone okay with a "read at your own pace" format, or should we try to stick to a schedule of a certain amount of chapters every couple days? I figured open pace might be more inclusive, but sticking to a schedule would make conversations easier to follow. I also know it's easier for some people to read with a deadline. I'm open to whatever!

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I've started Right Wing Women. IT IS PHENOMENAL!!! Relevant not only to current (trans ideology) events but also my own family herstory!!!

I just wanted to note that the British edition of Right-Wing Women contains a preface that the American version doesn't have. If you have an American copy (the linked digital copy is American), fear not! You can read the preface to the British edition of Right-Wing Women in Andrea's other book "Letters from a War Zone," which is also linked to in the OP.

I am not going to be able to read a couple of chapters every few days. Maybe a few chapters a week. Definitely not going to be able to read the whole book in a week. I have a kid and my days are pretty packed from wake up to bedtime.

Same. I can only pull off a few chapters a week due to my current school schedule. I took an extra course this semester so things are pretty tight.

Yes! I like the pace of a few chapters a week too

Me too. I'm reading a chapter a day, 3-4 days a week. That's the most I can do.

Would it help if I told you that you can get a web browser add on that will read the PDF aloud to you?

Make sure to get a female voice, QUITE disconcerting listening to a male voice narrate Right-Wing Women!

You have revolutionised my life! I too have little ones and do a lot via audiobooks

I’m definitely not a reader, but I’m super into this idea. Thank you for sharing that link!

How are we organising the book discussion? Will you be setting up a Discord? Send us all the link etc.? That's what we did when we started a DnD group from a part here on Ovarit. Ovarit is really starting to affect me Luther in such a wonderful way! This community rocks!!! 🥰🥰🥰 I was going to read this but myself but would way prefer to do so in a group with lots of other awesome women 💪💪💪♀️♀️♀️

Thank you so much for this. I was just expressing to a friend last night that the library seems determined not to have Dworkin and many other feminist books. Downloaded everything to my kindle!

i was just looking for radical feminist books at my local library’s online collection (which is extensive and they have most popular books) and they had nothing! no dworkin, no mary daly, no gail dines, no sheila jeffreys, no germaine greer

I’ve started reading the PDF, on Chapter 2 now. I really wish I had a paper copy because it sparks so many thoughts and I want to keep track of them in the margins.

I did a quick internet search for the book and wow, hardcover copies are fetching a pretty penny. Nice!

Wonderful! Really looking forward to this. I'll be starting to read tomorrow. Thank you again for organising this

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Thank you for this. I’m trying to finish The Second Sex rn (I hope you do that soon), so appreciate the heads up.

(The Second Sex not being Dworkin, but I wouldn’t want to step on toes or dilute by starting another book-club thing if you’re doing one)

I've been wanting to reread that! I read it when I was 18 or so, and I felt like the scales fell from my eyes. Maybe we could do that one next. Right Wing Women is pretty short.

I’d read bits before, but not the History and Myth sections at all, and honestly it’s making me so angry on her behalf that anyone presents this book as being in support of the idea of ‘woman’ as a mythical concept rather than grounded in our physical bodies.

just added this book to my want-to-read list yesterday! I'd definitely read that one next!

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