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Book Title: Letters from a War Zone|
The author of the book: Andrea Dworkin
Edition: Lawrence Hill Books
Date of issue: May 28th 1993
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 4.5
ISBN 13: 9781556521850
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Warning, this review is kind of gushy.
I want to give this book to all the trend-riding liberal feminists. You know, the ones who share articles on Facebook about how progressive Disney movies are, who make cute glittery "misandry" graphics, who say they're gonna "dismantle the patriarchy" with their sexy high heeled shoes and lipstick. As it's a collection of Dworkin's speeches and articles over the years, there is repetition, but not by any means to an irritating degree. In fact, we need to hear repeatedly about rape, abuse, pornography, and everything else that thrives on women's subjugation because it's fucking important. She's one of the best writers I know style-wise: refined yet accessible and devoid of all those empty infuriating buzzwords tossed around nowadays. Her anger is righteous and precise and still relevant, plus I think the fact that some of these were written as speeches gives them a special life. Additionally, she prefaces every piece with some of the context in which it was written, which makes for a very interesting look through history. The only downside is that she does cite a lot of statistics that are probably out of date by now (a few decades later), I'll have to research that.
Reading this book was an unequivocal experience and I felt my heart going out so strongly to her. She's saying things that are so incredibly right and true, even though people ignored and still ignored her. She speaks a lot of the difficulty of being a poor woman writer and the vitriol she faced from anti-feminists as well as from supposed feminists. So I admire her so much for continuing to write and to speak, I am so thankful that she did so that women of other generations, like me, could find her, and, through her, ways of articulating what we've always known but been threatened against saying. The world lost something immeasurable when she passed away.
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Read information about the authorAndrea Rita Dworkin was an American radical feminist and writer best known for her criticism of pornography, which she argued was linked to rape and other forms of violence against women.
An anti-war activist and anarchist in the late 1960s, Dworkin wrote 10 books on radical feminist theory and practice. During the late 1970s and the 1980s, she gained national fame as a spokeswoman for the feminist anti-pornography movement, and for her writing on pornography and sexuality, particularly in Pornography - Men Possessing Women (1981) and Intercourse (1987), which remain her two most widely known books.
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