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Free Press Paperbacks, 1997 - Social Science - 257 pages
In this controversial classic work, noted feminist thinker Andrea Dworkin examines the oppression of women in our society and finds its roots in the most basic sexual act. Is intercourse the tender and loving communion of equals, asks Dworkin, or the socially sanctioned celebration of men's physical, psychological, political, and economic dominance over women? Her startling and provocative answer challenges us to rethink the very act without which humanity would cease to exist.

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User Review  - mscitrus - LibraryThing

Dworkin examines the social perception and construction of intercourse, asking much of the questions that need to be asked. She goes on to ask questions about intercourse and sex in general, posits ... Read full review

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Seminal, controversial (understatment), in some senses iconic. I disagree with Dworkin on almost everything, but any study of modern feminism needs to include this book, simply for the influence it once had. Read full review



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Andrea Dworkin, internationally renowned radical feminist activist, was the author of many books, including the collection of essays"Life and Death" and the novel "Mercy".

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