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    Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Childbearing is glorified in part because women die from it. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Erotica is simply high-class pornography; better produced, better conceived, better executed, better packaged, designed for a better class of consumer. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Men are distinguished from women by their commitment to do violence rather than to be victimized by it. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Men know everything - all of them - all the time - no matter how stupid or inexperienced or arrogant or ignorant they are. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    No phallic hero, no matter what he does to himself or to another to prove his courage, ever matches the solitary, existential courage of the woman who gives birth. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Only when manhood is dead - and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it - only then will we know what it is to be free. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    The argument between wives and whores is an old one; each one thinking that whatever she is, at least she is not the other. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so. Andrea-DworkinAndrea Dworkin
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    Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not. Andrea-Dworkin/">Andrea Dworkin
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    Women, for centuries not having access to pornography and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves, are astonished. Women do not believe that men believe what pornography says about women. But they do. From the worst to the best of them, they do. Andrea-Dworkin/">Andrea Dworkin
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    You think intercourse is a private act; it's not, it's a social act. Men are sexually predatory in life; and women are sexually manipulative. When two individuals come together and leave their gender outside the bedroom door, then they make love. Andrea-Dworkin/">Andrea Dworkin