Quotation by Andrea Dworkin

I love, cherish, and respect women in my mind, in my heart, and in my soul. This love of women is the soil in which my life is rooted. It is the soil of our common life together. My life grows out of this soil. In any other soil, I would die. In whatever ways I am strong, I am strong because of the power and passion of this nurturant love.
Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. Speech, June 28, 1975, Central Park, New York City. "Lesbian Pride," ch. 7, Our Blood (1976).
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