Quotation by Andrea Dworkin

Sexual sadism actualizes male identity. Women are tortured, whipped, and chained; women are bound and gagged, branded and burned, cut with knives and wires; women are pissed on and shit on; red-hot needles are driven into breasts, bones are broken, rectums are torn, mouths are ravaged, cunts are savagely bludgeoned by penis after penis, dildo after dildo—and all of this to establish in the male a viable sense of his own worth.
Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. speech, Sept. 26, 1975, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. "The Root Cause," ch. 9, Our Blood (1976).
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