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Paperback Right-Wing Women Book

ISBN: 125035921X

ISBN13: 9781250359216

Right-Wing Women

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Releases Feb 25, 2025

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With a new foreword by Moira Donegan, this long-awaited reissue of Dworkin's iconic study of women in American conservatism will be paired with a bold, modern package to match Dworkin's visionary perspective and style.

Andrea Dworkin wrote Right-Wing Women in 1983--a crucial and deeply illuminating analysis of the right's position on abortion, homosexuality, antisemitism, female poverty, and antifeminism. Forty years later,...

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Right on target!

We need more books on this subject...and a study of today's elitist pseudo-liberals/progressives is also needed. Where did all the feminists go?

insightful

This book shows how many women failed to escape patriarchal discipline, which trapped them in its nets despite their feeling that they were rebelling. It is an indictment upon a society in which many women are only educated to high school level, and barely have the theoretical backgrounds which would enable them to escape the nets of patriarchal power over them. Dawkin supplies us with the theoretical background for a deeper understanding of patriarchy -- and understanding that has historically been missing.

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!

This book is freaking awesome! It was way ahead of its time--but of course, this isn't saying very much, as it was written during the "if you're a leftist, you're a commie" 1980s. What I found especially thought provoking was the chapter on abortion--more specifically, what she says about the impossibility of being both feminist and anti-abortion at the same time. Since the mid 1990s, I have been aware of an organization that claims to be both, and for a short period counted myself among their ranks. However, over the past 7 years, my position on abortion has evolved, and I have Ms. Dworkin's eloquent prose to thank for it! Also, what struck me is the chapter on aging--specifically, what she said about the correlation between the majority of the American aged population being female and how we value and treat the American aged population (i.e. shutting them away in nursing homes to let them rot from bed sores). Very thought provoking! Something to keep in mind though--the diction isn't quite as graphic and biting as my "letting them rot from bed sores" bit--I'm just being inflammatory there as per my nature. So don't let that turn you off from reading this book. Too bad it's no longer in print! This, like the dictionary, the Bible, and the collected works of Shakespeare should always be in print!

Ever wonder why some women are so antifeminist?

What's in it for them? Here is Andrea Dworkin to tell you in superb detail exactly why right-wing women stand against their sisters. She explains with in-your-face language how the right has managed to be highly successful in opposing women's rights. Dworkin pulls no punches and will never apologize for telling it like it is. This book is incredibly inspiring and significant.
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