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I was especially hostile to Dworkin s POV when I first read this but I ve come a long way I don t agree with some of her most controversial statements on religion, marriage and abortion But I m not a right wing woman neither politically, nor as per this book s definition.She has some points that are good to remember, especially as you get on the structure of the right in the United States Her constant allusions to the far right and omissions of libertarianism were strange to witness, though I was especially hostile to Dworkin s POV when I first read this but I ve come a long way I don t agree with some of her most controversial statements on religion, marriage and abortion But I m not a right wing woman neither politically, nor as per this book s definition.She has some points that are good to remember, especially as you get on the structure of the right in the United States Her constant allusions to the far right and omissions of libertarianism were strange to witness, though I m pretty sure she d have classified Rand as complacent with male supremacy after all, she was Most interesting chapters were the first three and the last two Her chapter on Jews and homosexuals has purposefully misrepresented Christianity by giving word to fundies and Mormons, which is really sad I still don t understand how, after saying that abortion could scar a woman, she still advocated it, andin the face of the coming gynocide , which had too much accuracy even when she didn t exactly envision euthanasia or transgenderism acceptance of prostitution, IVF and surrogacy, female feticide, were there She was fatalistic and angry, but most importantly I liked her recognition that lesbianism is not necessarily a way out, that feminism still has a lot of work to do, even for these women who find the movement morally reprehensible or misguided This is something you rarely see in the current political climate Maybe there are things to be learned from Dworkin This is not a book that I would recommend to anyone who is critical of radical feminism There are lots of assertions that are not argued through and most of the book is written in extremes However, this is a very valuable book for left wing folks Dworkin is brutally honest about the chauvanism prevelent in the left, and why the program of the right isappealing to oppressed women than the program or rather hodge podge of ill defined ideas of the left Whether consious or not, the attitu This is not a book that I would recommend to anyone who is critical of radical feminism There are lots of assertions that are not argued through and most of the book is written in extremes However, this is a very valuable book for left wing folks Dworkin is brutally honest about the chauvanism prevelent in the left, and why the program of the right isappealing to oppressed women than the program or rather hodge podge of ill defined ideas of the left Whether consious or not, the attitude toward sex among the political left is isolating women from their movements To sum up, I enjoyed it, but as I read, I was thinking about all of the people who I wouldn t dare recommend it to #Book à Right Wing Women ì What does the Right offer to women How does the Right mobilize women Why is the Right succeeding in opposing women s rights With the stark precision and forceful passion that characterize all of her work, Andrea Dworkin answers these timely questions And by providing the first clear analysis of the impact on women of the Right s position on abortion, homosexuality, anti Semitism, female poverty, and antifeminism, she demonstrates how the Right attempts both to exploit and to quiet women s deepest fearsFrom the reverse cover Andrea Dworkin gets such a bad rap among some feminists and anti feminists alike that I was slightly wary to actually go out and find one of her books But, in an attempt to figure out what the majority of my female relatives are thinking, I picked this up And it was damn worth it Firstlydid I agree with her on everything No I do not, for instance, consider pornography to be a base cause of anything, or even one of the biggest problems women face in society I did, however, agree with h Andrea Dworkin gets such a bad rap among some feminists and anti feminists alike that I was slightly wary to actually go out and find one of her books But, in an attempt to figure out what the majority of my female relatives are thinking, I picked this up And it was damn worth it Firstlydid I agree with her on everything No I do not, for instance, consider pornography to be a base cause of anything, or even one of the biggest problems women face in society I did, however, agree with her on a lot of what she said Also, there were certainly sections of the book the men hate intelligence in women chapter which were probably farapplicable a generation or several ago than they are now, though I m sure there are men today to whom this applies coughJohnCarrollconservativescough Oh, and the writing is amazing Also, I read this in conjunction with Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards Manifesta, in which they succinctly explain that no, Dworkin did not believe all sex was rape While I have yet to read the book which gave way to that myth Intercourse , this was important to see I ve heard far too many people, feminists and antis alike, saying this Also, the other weird thing about Dworkin which always gets pointed out, her relationship with John Stoltenbergwhy do people care so much if she said she was queer but was in love with a also queer man She said she was a lesbian but married a man is what is constantly pointed out as why she was a little crazy, but it s not like there s a law that a person has to declare their sexual orientation and never deviateit s not like there s a law that people can t sometimes be attracted to people, not genitals Just a thought Cool game to do on a boring afternoon, just pop this book open on a random page and see what kind of drivel it spews Some quotes of this utterly insane book She criticizes the drugging of women but boy, Dworkin could use an antidepressant or 2 Women cannot be responsible for pregnancy, in the sense of acting to prevent it, because women do not control when, where, how, and on what terms they have intercourse Intercourse is forced on women, both as a normal part of marriage and as the prima Cool game to do on a boring afternoon, just pop this book open on a random page and see what kind of drivel it spews Some quotes of this utterly insane book She criticizes the drugging of women but boy, Dworkin could use an antidepressant or 2 Women cannot be responsible for pregnancy, in the sense of acting to prevent it, because women do not control when, where, how, and on what terms they have intercourse Intercourse is forced on women, both as a normal part of marriage and as the primary sex act in virtually any sexual encounter with a man No woman needs intercourse few women escape it.Every woman no matter what her sexual orientation, personal sexual likes or dislikes, personal history, political ideology lives inside this system of forced sex Antifeminism is always an expression of hating women Antifeminism is the politics of contempt for women as a class Men hate intelligence in women Women are required to submit to intercourse, and women may then be required to submit to the pregnancy.Mothers raise daughters to conform to the strictures of the conventional female life as defined by men, whatever the ideological values of the men Mothers are the immediate enforcers of male will, the guards at the cell door, theflunkies who administer the electric shocks to punish rebellion.Women cling to irrational hatreds, focused particularly on the unfamiliar, so that they will not murdertheir fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, lovers, the men with whom they are intimate, those who do hurt them and cause them grief i take the buggers every day so don t even start it was a joke This book helped me understand the psychology of right wing women a little and the theories of Andrea Dworkin a lot The writing is really, really good and persuasive even if I find Dworkin s ideas a bit pessimistic This is a mostly accessible read that I would recommend to someone who wanted to read about radical feminism. An examination of women s reasons for collaborating with men for the limitation of women s freedom Dworkin asked, Why do right wing women agitate for their own subordination How does the Right, controlled by men, enlist their participation and loyalty And why do right wing women truly hate the feminist struggle for equality I read this book a couple years ago and it changed my life Dworkin retains such compassion for all women, even those who fight vehemently against our own rights Her voice is strong and courageous, and the anger she feels towards the oppression of women is inspiring. i am 64 this book brought my mother s generation to me in compassionate and world view changing ways back when it first came out Dworkin s respectful and insightful take on the innately sexual politics of conservative women has proved prescient and sadly, all too relevant still.please click thelink for reviews this book s exploration of the mind set and politics of right wing women is still expanding the understanding of those who truly care about all women That s what Andrea Dworkin i am 64 this book brought my mother s generation to me in compassionate and world view changing ways back when it first came out Dworkin s respectful and insightful take on the innately sexual politics of conservative women has proved prescient and sadly, all too relevant still.please click thelink for reviews this book s exploration of the mind set and politics of right wing women is still expanding the understanding of those who truly care about all women That s what Andrea Dworkin was that s why she saw and named what so many others could not The compassion at the heart of her vision is a challenge to us all There is a lot to say for Right Wing Woman Dworkin really breaks down the internal consistency of conservative women in a way that I found really compelling.Quickly, some points of interest Her critique of the sexual revolution sexual freedom as just a reframing of men getting exactly what they want, with women needing to put up with evenmales, an even higher chance of disease, etc., but calling it liberated It s a core tenant of any radical movement, not to make your goal exactly There is a lot to say for Right Wing Woman Dworkin really breaks down the internal consistency of conservative women in a way that I found really compelling.Quickly, some points of interest Her critique of the sexual revolution sexual freedom as just a reframing of men getting exactly what they want, with women needing to put up with evenmales, an even higher chance of disease, etc., but calling it liberated It s a core tenant of any radical movement, not to make your goal exactly what the ruling class wants, just glittered up with ideas of choice or better conditions , and it s particularly well stated here Relatedly Abortion, sexual promiscuity, etc as a threat to RWW s sense of safety One man with his sexual entitlement, just one man risking her pregnancy, childbirth, childrearing One man to threaten rape, violence, etc One man a husband And, in return, he protects her from all of the other men There is an internal consistency here for a RWW who accepts her position, breaking down monogamous heterosexuality IS a threat to her safety Pregnancy risk is a protection for women it means they had a reason to say no To RWW, liberal women are ruining the deal they ve made with men a deal they see as the best bargain possible for a much worse proposal Dworkin s basic premise is that women everywhere do what they do in order to survive And this is true for RWW as well as LWW The part in Jews and Homosexuals where she discusses Sodom and Gomorrah and what Judaism and Christianity actually say for homosexuality The lesson is not that the inferred homosexual assault is worse because one is homosexual and the other is heterosexual The lesson is that when men are not safe from other men a safety that can only be achieved by keeping women segregated and for sex the city will be wiped out And, Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind it is abomination Leviticus 18 22 That means simply that it is foul to do to other men what men habitually, proudly, manfully do to women use them as inanimate, empty, concave things fuck them into submission subordinate them through sex She made interesting points about homosexuality as a threat to the societally constructed power difference between men and women I ve never heard this sort of telling of that Biblical story, and it was really interesting The last chapter, where she described the way different forms of antifeminism function separate but equal, woman superior, male dominant , and what it means for feminism to be truly feminism i.e., radical She makes points about the way we see women as pure Spiritually, with a sex specific morality women as pure, chaste, etc Secularly, with a greater sense of good women champion the environment, peace movements, etc Motherhood as biological proof, women are to have an intuitive moral standard Women are a symbol, and they have two options be pure and good sexually available, within certain restrictions , or else, be filth and open to sexual assault from a wide range of sources extending well beyond just one husband.Fascinating book I wouldn t recommend it as an introductory piece on radical feminism, but I would definitely recommend reading it to any woman