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April 15, 2005

Ding Dong, Andrea Dworkin Is Dead

If you have any tears left after last year's passing of Yasser Arafat and Susan Sontag, you might want to shed a few for Andrea Dworkin, who died April 9.

The lovely Ms. Dworkin is best known for her militant antipathy to men. Here are a few choice Dworkin quotes, to get a flavor of the profound vision that caused Gloria Steinem to gush, "In every century, there are a handful of writers who help the human race to evolve. Andrea is one of them," via the Washington Times:

Romance is rape embellished with meaningful looks.
Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice.
I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.

The Washington Post dates her career in moonbattery to elementary school, when she refused to sing Christmas carols and wanted abortion to be more readily available. Like others whose personality disorders have manifested themselves in a taste for left-wing politics, she admired Che Guevara. After getting arrested at a Vietnam War protest, she screeched so loudly about being searched at a woman's detention center that it ended up being closed down.

She "found her full, strident voice" with the book Woman Hating in 1974, the objective of which she declared to be "to destroy patriarchal power at its source, the family, [and] in its most hideous form, the national state." According to WaPo, the book "argued that gender itself had to be eliminated before sexual equality could be achieved."

Together with fellow feminazi Catharine MacKinnon, Dworkin authored a law that defined pornography as a violation of women's civil rights, enabling women to sue porn producers and distributors. The law was actually passed in Indianapolis, but fortunately struck down by the courts. However you might feel about pornography, the idea of militant ideologues imposing censorship by siccing greedy trial lawyers on anyone they want to shut up can hardly be appealing.

She was married to a damp, mouse-like creature named John Stoltenberg, though she was an avowed homosexual. In fact, so is Stoltenberg. But then, being married to Dworkin might have that effect on you.


Whoops, wrong picture.


Here she is: the actual Andrea Dworkin.

Posted by Van Helsing at April 15, 2005 06:04 AM

Comments when we want to make fun of moonbat feminists, does this mean we can't use those quotes anymore? It's hard to skewer someone by quoting a dead person.

Posted by: superhawk at April 15, 2005 11:54 AM

No wonder she hated men. What a mug!

Posted by: Preston Taylor Holmes at April 15, 2005 12:33 PM

Charles Darwin is up in heaven, pointing down at Dworkin and Stoltenberg and saying "See? THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!"

Posted by: Occam's Beard at April 15, 2005 01:30 PM

LOL...I know I am always making noise about using my boots to kick men around...but man I am only kidding. This woman was a real freak. And from the looks of her, she had reason to feel the way she felt LOL....

Posted by: Raven at April 15, 2005 04:07 PM

And if you want to see why she died at the age of 58, just look at this pic:

Posted by: Cato the Elder at April 21, 2005 02:59 PM

Ugh. That is a gruesome picture. I guess she really stuck it to our sexist expectations by letting herself degenerate into such a repulsive monstrosity.

Posted by: Van Helsing at April 21, 2005 07:17 PM

I find it funny at the realisation that the person who wrote the above (false) rundown on Andrea Dworkin, as well as the people that have left the messages, have probably never read any of her work and are obviously quoting other sources, sources that are likely to be male chauvenists afraid that their wank material will be taken away from them. She has been falsely accused of hating men, calling all men rapists, and equating all sex to rape. This is utter crap, but you'd actually have to read her work to know what she said, something many of her detractors didn't bother to do. She fought for battered and raped women, and for justice and equality of all women throughout the world, how can you possibly critcise her?

Posted by: Michael at May 18, 2005 04:16 AM