Her father was the grandson of a Russian Jew who fled Russia when he was 15 years old in order to escape military service and her mother was the child of Jewish emigrants from Hungary. Her father was a schoolteacher and dedicated socialist , whom she credited with inspiring her passion for social justice. When Dworkin was ten, her family moved from the city to the suburbs of Cherry Hill, New Jersey then known as Delaware Township , which she later wrote she "experienced as being kidnapped by aliens and taken to a penal colony. She spoke in public and testified before a grand jury about her experience, and the media coverage of her testimony made national and international news.
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Jan 17, pronoti rated it it was amazing Dworkin has been criticized, ridiculed and much maligned.. She did not deserve all the spite she got. One only needs to observe all the kind of opposition her voice met, in order to see the kind of patriarchal authoritarianism she talked against.
I do not agree with everything she believed, I do not support all of her methods, I might not have walked with her for some of her causes.. I do not agree with everything she believed, I do not support all of her methods, I might not have walked with her for some of her causes…..
It broke us all, a little bit of the shame and the discomfort managed to dent each of our spirits…some dents more pronounced than the other. In Hertbreak, Dworkin does not talk of her own wounds or her pain, rather she takes us along to witness a slice of this world as seen through her eyes Dworkin is brilliant, expolsive.
Her words hurt, they bite and they seethe with rage. A fantastic look into the elements that made Dworkin. She writes about feeling abandoned by the feminists she is fighting for.
Although I understand that Dworkin can appear extreme at times, she is wicked smart and has oceans of compassion for women. That can forgive a lot of disagreement over what we consider "extreme" or "militant". Dworkin is a miracle of a human being considering the modern patriarcy we live She is not being flippant when she titled her book "Heartbreak. Dworkin is a miracle of a human being considering the modern patriarcy we live in and, I think, a brilliant person. The worst immorality is to hurt children.
The worst immorality is to surrender the essence of oneself for love or money. The worst immorality is to believe in nothing, do nothing, achieve nothing. The worst immoralities are but one, a single sin of human nothingness and stupidity. One must do something and at the same time do no harm. There I stand or fall.
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