Quotation by Andrea Dworkin

The discovery is, of course, that "man" and "woman" are fictions, caricatures, cultural constructs. As models they are reductive, totalitarian, inappropriate to human becoming. As roles they are static, demeaning to the female, dead-ended for males and females both. Culture as we know it legislates those fictive roles as normalcy. Deviations from sanctioned, sacred behavior are "gender disorders," "criminality," as well as "sick," "disgusting," and "immoral."
Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. writer. Woman Hating, ch. 9, p. 174, E.P. Dutton, New York (1974). . . .
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