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Woman Hating Woman Hating by Andrea Dworkin
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“Once upon a time there was a wicked witch and her name was
and there was a wicked witch and she was also called goddess and her name was
and there was a wicked witch and she was also called queen and her name was
and there was a wicked witch and she was also called witch and her name was
Morgan le Fay
Maria Leonza
and they had this in common: that they were feared, hated, desired, and worshiped.”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating
“As individuals, we experience ourselves as the center of whatever social world we inhabit. We think that we are free and refuse to see that we are functions of our particular culture. That culture no longer organically reflects us, it is not our sum total, it is not the collective phenomenology of our creative possibilities—it possess and rules us, reduces us, obstructs the flow of sexual and creative energy and activity, penetrates even into what Freud called the id, gives nightmare shape to natural desire.”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating
“Our goals are simple enough to understand: we want to humanize the planet, to break down the national structures which separate us as people, the corporate structures which separate us into distinct classes, the racist structures which separate us according to skin color; to conserve air, water, life in its many forms; to create communities which are more than habitable—communities in which people are free, in which people have what they need, in which groups of people do not accumulate power, or money, or goods, through the exploitation of other people.”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating
“to permit writers to use forms which violate convention just might permit writers to develop forms which would teach people to think differently: not to think about different things, but to think in different ways.”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating
“there is a great deal at stake here, many writers fight this battle and most lose it. what is at stake for the writer? freedom of invention, freedom to tell the truth, in all its particulars, freedom to imagine new structures.”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating
“Instructions Before Reading Chapter
1. Find a piece of cloth 10 feet long and 2 inches wide
2. Find a pair of children’s shoes
3. Bend all toes except the big one under and into the sole of the foot. Wrap the cloth around these toes and then around the heel. Bring the heel and toes as close together as possible. Wrap the full length of the cloth as tightly as possible
4. Squeeze foot into children’s shoes
5. Walk
6. Imagine that you are 5 years old
7. Imagine being like this for the rest of your life”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating
“The roles available to women and men are clearly articulated in fairy tales. The characters of each are vividly described, and so are the modes of relationship possible between them. We see that powerful women are bad, and that good women are inert. We see that men are always good, no matter what they do, or do not do.

We also have an explicit rendering of the nuclear family. In that family, a mother’s love is destructive, murderous. In that family, daughters are objects, expendable. The nuclear family, as we find it delineated in fairy tales, is a paradigm of male being-in-the-world, female evil, and female victimization. It is a crystallization of sexist culture —the nuclear structure of that culture.”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating
“The separation of man from nature, man placing himself over and above it, is directly responsible for the current ecological situation which may lead to the extinction of many forms of life, including human life. Man has treated nature much as he has treated woman: with rape, plunder, violence.”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating
Q: Why haven't women made great works of art?
A: Because they are great works of art.”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating
“My own experience is that night and day are more alike than different -- in which case they couldn't possibly be opposite.”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating