The bitch is dead!

It’s because of people like Andrea Dworkin that the legitimate cause of equal rights for women became a crusade against men, heterosexuality, and the entire concept of personal responsibility. I have read her work. In spite of her claims, she was a man-hater who equated heterosexual sexual relations with violence and force.

To her, women were all inherently powerless, victims of the men in their lives and men in society that they didn’t even know. Pornography was a weapon, its creation an act of violence against all women, and the men who read it were all misogynists with a rapist’s urges ready to burst forth at any moment.

Andrea Dworkin claimed to have been abused as a child and as a young woman. Whether her specific allegations are true or not, she was obviously a very disturbed young woman who grew into an adult unable to cope with or resolve her own internal torment. She chose to project it out into the world and find some justification to accuse men like my husband of being little more than wild animals at heart who delight in subjugating women and whose appreciation for boobies translates into an innate malevolence toward the opposite sex.

She set the cause of true equality for women back at least 3 generations, and warped the perspective of millions of young people on the relations between the sexes and the healthy expression of sexual desire. She told us we were powerless against men, vulnerable to being shattered into a thousand pieces by the heavy hand of the male in our world. She abdicated personal responsibility for our actions and character as women, took away our strength as human beings and paradoxically made us even more dependent on the men who allegedly dominate our existence.

I spit on her grave!

Update [Kyle]: You know, if you feel strongly about Andrea Dworkin, you should just come out and clearly express it. Don’t conceal your views behind mealy-mouthed evasions, half-statements and innuendo.

B-)

3 Responses to “Rot In Hell You Bitch”
  1. Airashii says:

    Okay…I’m all for women’s rights and equality, but I have nothing against heterosexual relationships(I’m in one)…That’s just friggin crazy. I figure same sex relationships can result in abuse just like hetero relationships can. And relationships should not have anything to do with gender equality in the first place. (I, myself am more swayed to be submissive in bed, but I’m everything but when I’m speaking of what I believe in.) lol At any rate, I’ve never heard of this woman, but it sounds like she needed mental help.

  2. Eric Perry says:

    Wow… good, solid intellectual discourse there, folks. Perhaps you should just drop the pretense and change the name of the site to “hate speech.” That would be a little more honest.

  3. Anne Haight says:

    Wow… good, solid intellectual discourse there, folks. Perhaps you should just drop the pretense and change the name of the site to “hate speech.” That would be a little more honest.

    It is not necessary (nor is there room) for me to go on at length in listing Andrea Dworkin’s various faults and neuroses. Plenty of other people have already catalogued her nuttiness.

    To put it another way, I don’t have to justify my hatred of the woman to you. I have nothing but contempt for anyone who hails her work as progressive and pro-woman.

    If you’re interested in having some kind of intellectual discourse about feminism and things masquerading (like Dworkin’s work) as feminism, I’m more than happy to engage you.

    Also see my entry here about Naomi Wolf and her ongoing neurotic obsession with pornography.

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