Quotation by Andrea Dworkin

Rape is no excess, no aberration, no accident, no mistake—it embodies sexuality as the culture defines it. As long as these definitions remain intact—that is, as long as men are defined as sexual aggressors and women are defined as passive receptors lacking integrity—men who are exemplars of the norm will rape women.
Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist, critic. Speech, March 1, 1975, at State University of New York, Stony Brook. "The Rape Atrocity and the Boy Next Door," ch. 4, Our Blood (1976).
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