Haddon Musings’ Feminist Friday – Andrea Dworkin

This helps clarify some of my confusion about porn as expressed in this post: https://franklparker.com/2015/07/01/paedophiles-blame-my-generation/

Stevie Turner

Andrea Rita Dworkin was an American radical feminist and writer best known for her criticism of pornography – a cause dear to my heart (please see my paragraph at the end of this blog).  Andrea argued that pornography was linked to rape and other forms of violence against women. After suffering abuse from her first husband (whom she left in 1971), she was introduced to radical feminist literature by feminist Ricki Abrams, and began writing Woman Hating, eventually publishing 10 books on feminism.

Andrea was born in Camden, New Jersey on 26th September 1946.  Her father was a schoolteacher and socialist, whom she credited with inspiring her passion for social justice.  Her mother’s belief in legal birth control and abortion inspired her later activism.  She had a happy childhood until the age of 9, when an unknown man molested her in a cinema.  Shortly afterwards the family moved from the…

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