Quotation by Andrea Dworkin

A man can be a hero if he is a scientist, or a soldier, or a drug addict, or a disc jockey, or a crummy mediocre politician. A man can be a hero because he suffers and despairs; or because he thinks logically and analytically; or because he is "sensitive;" or because he is cruel. Wealth establishes a man as a hero, and so does poverty. Virtually any circumstance in a man's life will make him a hero to some group of people and has a mythic rendering in the cultureā€”in literature, art, theater, or the daily newspapers.
Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. Speech, March 12, 1975, Queen's College, City University of New York. "The Sexual Politics of Fear and Courage," ch. 5, published in Our Blood (1976).
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