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Free complete works of Andrea Dworkin

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msrisotto Mon 17-Jun-13 09:25:11


What an awesome resource to have for free! I have never read Andrea Dworkin so I have just downloaded 'P0rnography: men possessing women' which i'll hope to read soon.

AnyFucker Mon 17-Jun-13 09:38:08

Wow, thanks for the heads up

A bit of light holiday reading ? smile

greenhill Mon 17-Jun-13 09:41:55

Thanks, I haven't read any AD for years.

msrisotto Mon 17-Jun-13 10:15:54

Light?!? grin

AnyFucker Mon 17-Jun-13 10:58:22

My attempt at a joke wink

msrisotto Mon 17-Jun-13 10:59:13

lol ok, I do often feel like a bit of a light weight on here so you can never be sure!

AnyFucker Mon 17-Jun-13 11:03:37

grin Sorry if this was meant to be a seeeerious thread. I am downloading already, but I certainly shan't be saving AD for holiday reading as she tends to get me fired up and angry (in a good way, but not in a "getting it away from it all" way IYSWIM)

AnyFucker Mon 17-Jun-13 11:04:01

getting away from it all

StickEmUpPunk Mon 17-Jun-13 19:27:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HullMum Mon 17-Jun-13 19:34:07

I'm afraid to read it, I'm sure it'll be the push over the edge in to burning all my undergarments and dumping DH in favor or Political Lesbianism.

Still it is free..... grin

weeklydeals Mon 17-Jun-13 22:22:29

“In a patriarchal society all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent.”

“Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women’s bodies.”

Do you have a smiley for rolling eyes?

TunipTheVegedude Mon 17-Jun-13 22:26:35

Woohoo, last time someone pointed me to free Andrea Dworkin I hadn't got a Kindle, but I have now!

I read Heartbreak when we did it as a book club (back in the days of Dittany) and it was fascinating; interested to read more. It was all so different from what I had expected. Much more subtle, complex and beautifully written.

Anyone want to recommend what I should read first?

weeklydeals Mon 17-Jun-13 22:49:15

If you like Andrea Drowkin you will also like the "SCUM manifesto".

AnyFucker Mon 17-Jun-13 22:55:48

Have you got anything useful to say, WD, or are you just brandishing a wooden spoon for shitz'n'gigglez ?

This isn't a thread to slag off Radical Feminism, it's a heads up for anyone interested in reading Andrea Dworkin for free

Even those who disagree with her should appreciate the opportunity to do that, right ? Because even her detractors should be fully apprised of all her arguments without rubbishing them so comprehensively, yes ?

And all the better to do it gratis, in these times of austerity

rootypig Mon 17-Jun-13 23:10:19

I can't make the download work, I am too stupid to be allowed to read free things sad

NiceTabard Tue 18-Jun-13 00:06:06

Ooh thanks marking place


NiceTabard Tue 18-Jun-13 00:08:59

Just clicks even the covers look great

not read any dworkin before or in fact much feminist stuff but hey Dittany would have said go for it and so i will

In pdf so i can read it on the tube. Instead of slash fanfic. hmm. Which do the MRAs object to more I wonder grin

NiceTabard Tue 18-Jun-13 00:10:19

rooty do you have adobe reader installed? I saw the books are in PDF, that will work if you have adobe installed smile

MrsGeologist Tue 18-Jun-13 00:11:37

Thanks, will certainly be reading them.

ArmyOfPenguins Sat 22-Jun-13 14:05:51

"In a patriarchal society all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent."

These words were quoted by the conservative writer Cal Thomas as coming from Professing Feminism, a book which he mistakenly ascribed to Catharine MacKinnon.[2] The passage does appear in that book, but is given as the author's characterization of MacKinnon's views rather than a direct quotation."

Seems this one gets misattributed a fair bit then! Well done.

rootypig Tue 25-Jun-13 04:00:50

Thanks Nice, I do - the link just won't open for some reason sad

Will get nerdy H to take a look [irony]

msrisotto Tue 18-Mar-14 18:03:43

I am reviving this thread as I was looking for something and thought others might appreciate a few free books.

I must be a glutton for punishment as I am after The Whole Woman by Germaine Greer.

If anyone knows of any other legal free resources, put them here maybe? I'd be grateful!

msrisotto Tue 18-Mar-14 18:09:29

Ah, I found another thread with more resources on. Rather than resurrect that one, i'll post the links here:

Sheila Jeffreys - The Idea of Prostitution

A Room of One's Own + other Virginia Woolf

A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Feminist reprise's collection

sweetassugarhardasnails Tue 18-Mar-14 18:53:45

Damn, I brought a vindication of the rights of women this morning

DonkeySkin Wed 19-Mar-14 02:21:12

This site has a whole bunch of books in pdf by Sheila Jeffreys, Catherine MacKinnon, Audre Lorde and more.

I have to put in a particular recommendation for the third book listed, Loving to Survive: Sexual Terror, Men’s Violence, and Women’s Lives, by feminist psychologist Dee Graham with Roberta Rigsby and Edna Rawlings.

Graham has developed (AFAIK) the first comprehensive theory of women's psychology that takes into account the fact that it has developed under the ubiquitous threat (and actuality) of male violence. She calls it Societal Stockholm Syndrome - the tendency of an abused group to bond with their abusers. It sort of blew my mind when I read it. It explains so much: female masochism, why so many women reject feminism and identify with men over other women, and the difficulties involved in developing female solidarity.

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