Saturday, October 29, 2016

Feminist Quotes - Corrected & Annotated


Included here is a collection of quotes that has been widely distributed despite the fact that it lacks proper citations. We have begun vetting these selections and will add the detailed citations necessary. Quotes additional to those featured in the widely circulated collection are included here.

* indicates problematic quotes.

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Engels, Friedrich
One of the foundation texts (based on faulty anthropological findings) of feminist ideology is the following:
“The first condition for the liberation of the wife is to bring the whole female sex back into public industry and that this in turn demands the abolition of the monogamous family as the economic unit of society.” [Friedrich Engels, The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State: in the Light of the Researches of Lewis H. Morgan, II. The Family, 4. The Monogamous Family, 1884; 1902 (English) p. ?]

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Adams, Beatrice P. (murderer, New Orleans, La.) (USA)
It appears that Beatrice P. Adams was expressing her resentment against male chauvinism in the only way she felt lay open to her. “I feel no remorse over having killed him,” Miss Adams is reported to have said. “I’d do it again. God and I are tired of men taking advantage of women.” [“Spurned Woman Says Ex-Lover With Auto – Hits, Backs Up, Hits Again,” syndicated (UP), Long Beach Press-Telegram (CA.), May 3, 1956, p. 1; Ellery Queen, “‘Sweet Assassins’ and the Liberation,” Picture Magazine (syndicated Sunday supplement), Feb. 14, 1971, p. 4]

Alda, Alan (actor) (USA)
“Until now it has been though that the level of testosterone in men is normal simply because they have it. But if you consider how abnormal their behavior is, then you are led to the hypothesis that almost all men are suffering from ‘testosterone poisoning.” – Alan Alda [Cheris Kramarae, Ann Russo, editors, A Feminist Dictionary, Pandora Press, 1985, reissued by University of Illinois Press, 1996; original source: Alan Alda, “What Every Woman Should Know About Men,” in Martha Rainbolt, Janet Fleetwood  editors, On the Contrary: Essays by Men and Women, State University of New York Press, Albany, 1984, pp. 3-5 ]

Angier, David (Massachusetts prosecutor) (USA)
“If anyone is prosecuted for filing a false [rape] report, then victims of real attacks will be less likely to report them.” – David Angier [assistant district attorney, in U Mass false rape case; quoted in Carey Roberts, “Promoting False Allegations of Rape,” ifeminists.com, Aug. 5, 2003]

Anonymous (USA) 1971
“Marriage has existed for the benefit of men; and has been a legally sanctioned method of control over women.... We must work to destroy it. The end of the institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women. Therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to live individually with men.... All of history must be re-written in terms of oppression of women. We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft” The Document: Declaration of Feminism. Originally distributed in June of 1971 by Nancy Lehmann and Helen Sullinger of Post Office Box 7064, Powderhorn Station, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407.]

Anonymous (USA) 1988
“The simple fact is that every woman must be willing to be identified as a lesbian to be fully feminist” [National NOW Times, January, 1988, place of pub.?]

Anonymous (USA) 1989
“Therefore, real equality for women demands not only the death of capitalism and all systems of private property, but the corresponding eradication of the state-enforced bourgeois monogamous family, the mechanism that perpetuates oppression.” [Radical Women Pre-Conference Discussion Bulletin. “Draft Radical Women Manifesto: Theory, Program and Structure.” San Francisco: Radical Women National Office, December 15, 1989. 49 pages. Pp. 13, 27]

Anonymous (Canada) 1993
“We are taught, encouraged, moulded by and lulled into accepting a range of false notions about the family. As a source of some of our most profound experiences, it continues to be such an integral part of our emotional lives that it appears beyond criticism. Yet hiding from the truth of family life leaves women and children vulnerable.” – Pat Freeman Marshall, ‎Marthe Asselin Vaillancourt [Pat Freeman Marshall, ‎Marthe Asselin Vaillancourt editors, - Changing the Landscape: Ending Violence: Achieving Equality: Executive Summary/National Action Plan, Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women, 1993, ‎p. 18]

Anonymous (University of Maine) ca. 1994
“All men are good for is ****ing, and running over with a truck.” [Statement made by a University of Maine Feminist Administrator, quoted by Richard Dinsmore, who brought a successful civil suit against the University in the amount of $600,000. Dinsmore had protested the quote, was dismissed thereafter on the grounds of harassment, and responded by bringing suit against the University. 1995 settlement; source?]

Anonymous (Australia) 1996
Letter to editor: “Women’s Turn to Dominate”. “......Clearly you are not yet a free-thinking feminist but rather one of those women who bounce off the male-dominated, male-controlled social structures. Who cares how men feel or what they do or whether they suffer? They have had over 2000 years to dominate and made a complete hash of it. Now it is our turn. My only comment to men is: if you don’t like it, bad luck--and if you get in my way I’ll run you down.” [“Signed: Liberated Women,” Boronia Herald-Sun, Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 9, 1996.]

Anonymous (USA)
“Men, as a group, tend to be abusive, either verbally, sexually or emotionally. There are always the exceptions, but they are few and far between (I am married to one of them). There are different levels of violence and abuse and individual men buy into this system by varying degrees. But the male power structure always remains intact.” – Message on FEMISA, responding to a request for arguments that men are unnecessary for a child to grow into mature adulthood. [Daphne Patai, Heterophobia, 1998, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, p. ?]

Another posting on FEMISA: “Considering the nature and pervasiveness of men’s violence, I would say that without question, children are better off being raised without the presence of men. Assaults on women and children are mostly perpetrated by men whom they are supposed to love and trust: fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, step-fathers.” – [Daphne Patai, Heterophobia, 1998, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, p. ?]

Atkinson, Ti-Grace (radical feminist, writer, founder of the radical group The Feminists) (USA)
“The institution of sexual intercourse is anti-feminist.” – Ti-Grace Atkinson [Ti-Grace Atkinson, Amazon Odyssey, Links Books, 1974, p. 86]

Atkinson referred to married women as “hostages.” – Ti-Grace Atkinson [Alice Echols, Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America 1967-1975, University of Minnesota Press, 1989, p. 178]

“Feminism is the theory, lesbianism is the practice.” – Ti-Grace Atkinson [Chicago Women’s Liberation Union pamphlet, Lesbianism and Feminism, 1971; reprinted in Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott, Feminism and Sexuality: A Reader, Columbia University Press, 1996, p. 282]

“The price of clinging to the enemy [a man] is your life. To enter into a relationship with a man who has divested himself as completely and publicly from the male role as much as possible would still be a risk. But to relate to a man who has done any less is suicide. . . . I, personally, have taken the position that I will not appear with any man publicly, where it could possibly be interpreted that we were friends.” – Ti-Grace Atkinson [Ti-Grace Atkinson, Amazon Odyssey, Links Books, 1974, pp. 90, 91]

“Love has to be destroyed. It’s an illusion that people care for each other. Friendship is reciprocal, love isn’t.” – Ti-Grace Atkinson [Quoted in: Samuel L. Blumenfeld. The Retreat From Motherhood. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. 1975, 222 pages, p. 58]

“Love is the victim’s response to the rapist.” – Ti-Grace Atkinson [Quoted in: Samuel L. Blumenfeld. The Retreat From Motherhood. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. 1975, 222 pages, p. 58]

Bajan, Janet (New York Radical Feminists organization) (USA)
Janet Bajan, a member of the New York Radical Feminists, drew applause when she said that man hatred was “a protective reaction, a survival mechanism to change the situation in favor of women.” – Janet Bajan [Jurate Kazickas, “Hatred of Men On Conference Agenda,” syndicated (AP), Sunday News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Ga.), Sep. 24, 1972, p. 21]

Bane, Dr. Mary Jo (professor of education, Wellesley College, director of the school’s Center for Research on Woman; US Dept. of Education) (USA)
“In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them.” – Dr. Mary Jo Bane [Dolores Barclay, The Family: College Professors Discuss the American Family,” syndicated (AP), Florence Morning News (S.C.), Aug. 21, 1977, p. 85]

Brown, Judith (radical feminists, Redstockings organization) (USA)
“The married woman knows that love is, at its best, an inadequate reward for her unnecessary and bizarre heritage of oppression.” – Judith Brown [Beverly Jones and Judith Brown, Toward a Female Liberation Movement, Gainesville, Florida, June 1968, p. 23]

“We define male supremacy as behavior which benefits men at the expense of women; men get better pay, more freedom from menial or repetitive chores in the home, an unwarranted sense of personal worth, and deference from women in a hundred little ways each day.” – Judith Brown [Judith Brown, “Editorial,” in Radical Therapist; Special Issue: Women, Aug. 1970]

Brownmiller, Susan (born 1935; radical feminist, writer) (USA)
“[Rape] is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear.” – Susan Brownmiller [Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape, Secker & Warburg, 1975, p. 6]

Chesler, Phyllis (writer) (USA)
“Serial Killers are mainly white male drifters, obsessed with pornography and woman-hatred, who were themselves paternally abused children.” [Peter Vronsky, Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters, 2007, Berkeley Books, p. 168]

* “If it were natural for father to care for their sons, they would not need so many laws commanding them to do so.” [Source not identified]

Clinton, Hillary (First Lady USA, U. S. Senator (New York), Secretary of State) (USA)
“Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat.” – Hillary Clinton, [speech by Hillary Clinton, First Ladies’ Conference on Domestic Violence in San Salvador, El Salvador on Nov. 17, 1998; published source?]

Coakley, Jacqueline “Jackie,” false rape accuser (USA)
“I stand by the account I gave Rolling Stone and I believed it to be true at the time.” Asked whether she still believed her story to be true, Jackie said she had memory issues as a result of trauma from her alleged assault (“I believed it was true but some details of my assault—I have PTSD and it’s foggy”). When asked in the deposition about allegedly inventing evidence to support her accusations—like fake text messages from other women who, she claimed, were also sexually assaulted at the same fraternity—Jackie responded: “I just don’t remember any of this. It’s all very foggy. I don’t know. I don’t know.” [Liz Crocker, “Jackie’s ‘Fog’ Looms Over First Trial Against Rolling Stone,” The Daily Beast, Oct. 27, 2016]

Comins, Catherine (Assistant Dean of Student Life , Vassar College) (USA)
* “Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometimes gain from the experience.” --
Catherine Comins [This is not a direct quote, but rather an interpretation of Comins’ statements, written by Nancy Gibbs, Time, “When is it Rape?” June 3, 1991, p. 52]
“Catherine Comins, assistant dean of student life at Vassar, also sees some value in this loose use of ‘rape.’ She says angry victims of various forms of sexual intimidation cry rape to regain their sense of power. ‘To use the word carefully would be to be careful for the sake of the violator, and the survivors don’t care a hoot about him.’ Comins argues that men who are unjustly accused can sometimes gain from the experience. ‘They have a lot of pain, but it is not a pain that I would necessarily have spared them. I think it ideally initiates a process of self-exploration. ‘How do I see women?’ ‘If I didn’t violate her, could I have?’ ‘Do I have the potential to do to her what they say I did?’ Those are good questions.’” –  Nancy Gibbs (Time magazine author) [Nancy Gibbs, “When is it Rape?” Time, June 3, 1991, p. 52; also: “Catherine Comins’ actual quote about the falsely accused may be worse than most of us thought,” False Rape Society, May 4, 2010]
http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/2010/05/catherine-comins-actual-quote-about.html

Cooper, Jilly (novelist) (UK)
“The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness...can be trained to do most things.” – Jilly Cooper [Cosmopolitan Magazine, Oct. 1972; quoted in Judy Allen, Picking On Men: The First Honest Collection Of Quotations About Men, Fawcett Gold Medal, 1986, p. ?]

Cronan, Sheila (writer, member of the radical feminist group The Redstockings) (USA)
“Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the Women’s Movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.” – Sheila Cronan [Sheila Cronan, in Radical Feminism - “Marriage” (1970), Koedt, Levine, and Rapone, eds., HarperCollins, 1973, p. 219]

“The simple fact is that every woman must be willing to be identified as a lesbian to be fully feminist.” – Sheila Cronan [National Organization for Women Times, Jan. 1988, place of pub.?]

“It became increasingly clear to us that the institution of marriage `protects’ women in the same way that the institution of slavery was said to `protect’ blacks--that is, that the word `protection’ in this case is simply a euphemism for oppression.” – Sheila Cronan [Sheila Cronan, in Radical Feminism - “Marriage” (1970), Koedt, Levine, and Rapone, eds., HarperCollins, 1973, p. 214]

“Marriage is a form of slavery.” – Sheila Cronan [Sheila Cronan, in Radical Feminism - “Marriage” (1970), Koedt, Levine, and Rapone, eds., HarperCollins, 1973, p. 216]

Cunningham, Evelyn (journalist; founder of The Coalition of 100 Black Women) (USA)
“Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their oppressors.” – Evelyn Cunningham [Evelyn Cunningham, Speech, title?, location?, 1969]

Daly, Mary (former Professor at Boston College who was forced out of her job  because she would not allow men in her classes) (USA)
“[Speaking of an alternative future] …that it would be women only; that it would be women generating the energy throughout the universe; that much of the contamination, both physical and mental, has been dealt with.” – Mary Daly [from a 2001 interview with What Is Enlightenment magazine [referencing] Mary Daly, Quintessence...Realizing the Archaic Future: A Radical Elemental Feminist Manifesto, Beacon Press, 1998, p. ?]

“If life is to survive on this planet, there must be a decontamination of the Earth. I think this will be accompanied by an evolutionary process that will result in a drastic reduction of the population of males. People are afraid to say that kind of stuff anymore.” Mary Daly [from a 2001 interview with What Is Enlightenment magazine [referencing] Mary Daly, Quintessence...Realizing the Archaic Future: A Radical Elemental Feminist Manifesto, Beacon Press, 1998, p. ?]

Davis, Elizabeth Gould (librarian) (USA)
“MALE:...represents a variant of or deviation from the category of female. The first males were mutants...the male sex represents a degeneration and deformity of the female. – Elizabeth Gould Davis [Elizabeth Gould Davis, The First Sex, 1971, G. P. Putnam’s Sons; reprinted in: Cheris Kramarae, Ann Russo, editors, A Feminist Dictionary, Pandora Press, 1985, reissued by University of Illinois Press, 1996]

DiManno, Rosie (born 1956; radical feminist; columnist for Toronto Star) (Canada)
“Men are from another planet, sent here by spaceships to copulate with female earthlings and propagate the species—a task for which science has rendered them all but redundant. We need keep only a handful of donors on a sperm farm for that purpose, where they can subsist on pizza and beer and Playboy magazine.” – Rosie DiManno [Rosie DiManno, “The Naked Truth About Men,” Toronto Star, Jan. 11, 1999, p. 31]

Dunbar, Roxanne (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Professor of Ethnic Studies, California State University, Hayward, radical feminist, radical Marxist activist, writer, co-founder of an early feminist group, Cell 16, publisher of the early radical feminist journal, No More Fun and Games) (USA)

“How will the family unit be destroyed? ...[T]he demand alone will throw the whole ideology of the family into question, so that women can begin establishing a community of work with each other and we can fight collectively. Women will feel freer to leave their husbands and become economically independent, either through a job or welfare.” –
Roxanne Dunbar [Roxanne Dunbar, Female Liberation as a Basis for Social Revolution, New England Free Press, 1974, p. ?]

Dunham, Lena, entertainer (USA)
The epidemic of campus rape is so self-evident that there's no need to tell the truth about it. – Lena Dunham ( #UVA #LenaDunham Twitter 6:58 PM - 8 Dec 2014)

Dworkin, Andrea (1946-2005; radical feminist, writer) (USA)
NOTE: Dworkin quotes, becauuse of their great quantity, are posted at the end of the alphabetical listings.

Edwards, Hodee (Marxist feminist; the quote attributed to her online in “Hateful Feminist Quotes” is apparently apocryphal) (USA)
“Sex is the cross on which women are crucified ... Sex can only be adequately defined as universal rape.” – Misattributed to Hodee Edwards [[Listed online in “Hateful Femninist Quotes as sourced in “Rape defines Sex.” Hodee Edwards, “Housework and Exploitation: A Marxist Analysis,” was cited as the source in the footnotes of a Catharine MacKinnon book, Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State David Futrelle was contacted by Hodee Edwards’ granddaughter, who reported to him “that her grandmother never said or wrote the quote attributed to her; while Edwards was indeed a Marxist and a feminist, she was not anti-sex.” [David Futrelle, “Factchecking a list of “Hateful Quotes From Feminists”‘ Feb. 15, 2011]
http://manboobz.com/2011/02/15/factchecking-a-list-of-hateful-quotes-from-feminists/

NOTE: “Hodee Edwards is so obscure that it is impossible to verify whether the quote is real or not. MacKinnon’s Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State cites an Edwards article called “Housework and Exploitation: A Marxist Analysis” published in July 1971. There is no evidence of an article by Edwards called ‘Rape Defines Sex.’”

Ford, Clementine, writer, Sydney Morning-Herald, Daily Life column (Australia)

“KILL ALL MEN AND THEN KILL THEM AGAIN.” – Clementine Ford [Twitter, @clementine_ford, date? 2016?]

“All men are scum and must die.” – Clementine Ford [Twitter, @clementine_ford, Nov. 15, 2016]

“MEN R GROSS AND ALSO RAPISTS. KILL ALL MEN. – Clementine Ford [Twitter, @clementine_ford, date?, 2016?]

“GENOCIDE, NOW” [Twitter, @clementine_ford, date?, 2016?]

“Kill all men.” – Clementine Ford [Verified account @clementine_ford, Twitter,

Foster, Jodie (actress, Academy Award) (USA)
“Ninety-five percent of women’s experiences are about being a victim. Or about being an underdog, or having to survive... women didn’t go to Vietnam and blow things up. They are not Rambo.” – Jodie Foster [New York Times Magazine, January 6, 1991, p. 19]

Fraser, Sylvia (journalist) (Canada)
“I was, in reality, bred by my parents as my father’s concubine... What we take for granted as the stability of family life may well depend on the sexual slavery of our children. What’s more, this is a cynical arrangement our institutions have colluded to conceal.” – Sylvia Fraser [Sylvia Fraser, My Father’s House: a Memoir, 1987, p. ?]

French, Marilyn (1929 – May 2, 2009; writer: fiction & non-fiction, advisor to Al Gore’s 2000 Presidential campaign) (USA)
“All men are rapists and that’s all they are” – Marilyn French [This quotation is a line of dialogue from her novel, The Woman’s Room, Summit Books, 1977. Wikipedia: “Following the rape of Val’s daughter Chris, Val states (over Mira’s protests), “Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relationships with men, in their relationships with women, all men are rapists, and that’s all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and their codes” (p. 433). Critics have sometimes quoted Val’s dialogue as evidence of French’s misandry without noting that the passage is only spoken by one of many characters in the novel.”]

“Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists and that’s all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, their codes.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The Women’s Room, (novel), Summit Books, 1977, p. ?]

“All patriarchists exalt the home and family as sacred, demanding it remain inviolate from prying eyes. Men want privacy for their violations of women ... All women learn in childhood that women as a sex are men’s prey.” Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 186]

“As long as some men use physical force to subjugate females, all men need not. The knowledge that some men do suffices to threaten all women. He can beat or kill the woman he claims to love; he can rape women…he can sexually molest his daughters… THE VAST MAJORITY OF MEN IN THE WORLD DO ONE OR MORE OF THE ABOVE.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The Women’s Room, Summit Books, 1977, p. 182]

“My feelings about men are the result of my experience. I have little sympathy for them. Like a Jew just released from Dachau, I watch the handsome young Nazi soldier fall writhing to the ground with a bullet in his stomach and I look briefly and walk on. I don’t even need to shrug. I simply don’t care. What he was, as a person, I mean, what his shames and yearnings were, simply don’t matter.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The Women’s Room (novel), Summit Books, 1977, p. ?]

“My feelings about men are the result of my experience. I have little sympathy for them. Like a Jew just released from Dachau, I watch the handsome young Nazi soldier fall writhing to the ground with a bullet in his stomach and I look briefly and walk on. I don’t even need to shrug. I simply don’t care. What he was, as a person, I mean, what his shames and yearnings were, simply don’t matter.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The Woman’s Room, (novel), Summit Books, 1977, p. ?]

“The media treat male assaults on women like rape, beating, and murder of wives and female lovers, or male incest with children, as individual aberrations...obscuring the fact that all male violence toward women is part of a concerted campaign.” (Marilyn French, The Women’s Room, Summit Books, 1977) “In personal and public life, in kitchen, bedroom and halls of parliament, men wage unremitting war against women.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 196]

“The family is the primary site of female subjection, which is achieved largely through sexuality: women are indoctrinated into their supposed ‘natural state’ by male control of their sexuality in the family.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 53]

“Men expect women to perform the most important of all human tasks [child-bearing] with no reward, without much help, and with almost no consideration.” – Marilyn French   [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 26]

“All women learn in childhood that women as a sex are men’s prey; many also learn that the men who supposedly cherish them are the worst offenders. They learn that ‘love’ is about power and they are the powerless…” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 196]

“Male sexual aggression is endemic, if any sex act against a person’s will were considered rape, the majority of men would be rapists.” – Marilyn French (Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 193)

“My own informal survey of adult women suggests that very few reach the age of twenty-one without suffering some form of male predation--incest, molestation, rape or attempted rape, beatings, and sometimes torture or imprisonment.” [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 195]

“For women, it has been downhill ever since [the stone age]... Women not only did not ‘progress’ but have been increasingly disempowered, degraded, and subjugated. This tendency accelerated over the last four centuries, when men, mainly in the West, exploded in a frenzy of domination, trying to expand and tighten their control of nature and those associated with nature--people of color and women.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, pp. 9-10]

“Humans are the only species in which one sex consistently preys upon the other.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 18]

“Men’s need to dominate women may be based in their own sense of marginality or emptiness.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 19]

“It cannot be an accident that everywhere on the globe one sex harms the other so massively that one questions the sanity of those waging the campaign: can a species survive when half of it systematically preys on the other?” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 18]

“Some women today believe that men are well on their way to exterminating women from the world through violent behavior and oppressive policies.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 200]

“The media treat male assaults on women like rape, beating, and murder of wives and female lovers, or male incest with children, as individual aberrations...obscuring the fact that all male violence toward women is part of a concerted campaign.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 21]

“All patriarchists exalt the home and family as sacred, demanding it remain inviolate from prying eyes. Men want privacy for their violations of women ... All women learn in childhood that women as a sex are men’s prey.” – Marilyn French [Marilyn French, The War Against Women, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 186]

Frye, Marilyn (Professor of Women’s Studies at Michigan State University)
“Without (hetero)sexual abuse, (hetero)sexual harassment and the (hetero)sexualization of every aspect of female bodies and behaviors, there would not be patriarchy, and whatever other forms or materialization of oppression might exist, they would not have the shapes, boundaries and dynamics of the racism, nationalism, and so on that we are now familiar with.” – Marilyn Frye [Marilyn Frye, Willful Virgins: Essays In Feminism, 1976-1992 – Willful Virgins or Do You Have to Be a Lesbian to Be a Feminist?, Crossing Press, 1992, pp. 130-132]

“A vital part of making generalized male dominance as close to inevitable as a human construction can be is the naturalization of female heterosexuality. Men have been creating ideologies and political practices which naturalize female heterosexuality continuously in every culture since the dawns of the patriarchies.” – Marilyn Frye [Marilyn Frye, Willful Virgins: Essays In Feminism, 1976-1992 – Willful Virgins or Do You Have to Be a Lesbian to Be a Feminist?, Crossing Press, 1992, pp. 130-132]

“Female heterosexuality is not a biological drive or an individual woman’s erotic attraction or attachment to another human animal which happens to be male. Female heterosexuality is a set of social institutions and practices defined and regulated by [patriarchal mores, values, and law].” – Marilyn Frye [Marilyn Frye, Willful Virgins: Essays In Feminism, 1976-1992 – Willful Virgins or Do You Have to Be a Lesbian to Be a Feminist?, Crossing Press, 1992, pp. 130-132]

Gaylor, Annie Laurie (born 1955; is co-founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation) (USA)
“Let’s forget about the mythical Jesus and look for encouragement, solace, and inspiration from real women.... Two thousand years of patriarchal rule under the shadow of the cross ought to be enough to turn women toward the feminist ‘salvation’ of this world.” – Annie Laurie Gaylor [Annie Laurie Gaylor, “Feminist Salvation,” The Humanist, p. 37, July/August 1988]

Gearhart, Sally Miller (born April 15, 1931; radical feminist, gay rights activist, writer, science fiction author)
“The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.” – Sally Miller Gearhart [Sally Miller Gearhart, “The Future - If There Is One - Is Female,” in Pam McAllister, Reweaving the Web of Life?, New Society Publishers, 1982]

“Why have any men at all?” – Sally Miller Gearhart [Sally Miller Gearhart, “The Future - If There Is One - Is Female,” in Pam McAllister, Reweaving the Web of Life?, New Society Publishers, 1982, p. ?]

“Such a prospect [ovular merging] is attractive to women who feel that if they bear sons, no amount of love and care and non-sexist training will save those sons from [a] culture where male violence is institutionalized.” – Sally Miller Gearhart [Sally Miller Gearhart, “The Future - If There Is One - Is Female,” in Pam McAllister, Reweaving the Web of Life?, New Society Publishers, 1982, p. ?]

Gordon, Linda (Professor of History, New York University) (USA)
“The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find better ways of living together...Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break—up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process.  Families have supported oppression by separating people into small, isolated units, unable to join together to fight for common interests.’ – Linda Gordon [Linda Gordon, “Functions of the Family,” WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation, periodical, Fall, 1969; reprinted in Leslie B. Tanner, ed., Voices From Women’s Liberation, New American Library, Signet Books, 1970, p. ?]

“... No woman should have to deny herself any opportunities because of her special responsibilities to her children. ... Families will be finally destroyed only when a revolutionary social and economic organization permits people’s needs for love and security to be met in ways that do not impose divisions of labor, or any external roles, at all.” – Linda Gordon [Linda Gordon, “Functions of the Family,” WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation, periodical, Fall, 1969; reprinted in Leslie B. Tanner, ed., Voices From Women’s Liberation, New American Library, Signet Books, 1970, p. ?]

Gornick, Vivian (born 1935;  is an American critic, essayist, and memoirist) (USA)
“Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession... The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family- maker is a choice that shouldn’t be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that.” – Vivian Gornick [Vivian Gornick, (article title?),  The Daily Illini, University of Illinois, April 25, 1981]

Greer, Germaine (radical feminist, writer) (Australia)
In an interview, Dr. Greer was asked the question, “You [Greer] were once quoted as saying your idea of the ideal man is a woman with a dick. Are you still that way inclined?” Greer first denied that she had said it, and then replied, “I have a great deal of difficulty with the idea of the ideal man. As far as I’m concerned, men are the product of a damaged gene. They pretend to be normal but what they’re doing sitting there with benign smiles on their faces is they’re manufacturing sperm. They do it all the time. They never stop. I mean, we women are more reasonable. We pop one follicle every 28 days, whereas they are producing 400 million sperm for each ejaculation, most of which don’t take place anywhere near an ovum. I don’t know that the ecosphere can tolerate it.” –Germaine Greer [Germaine Greer publicly speaking at a Hilton Hotel literary lunch, promoting her book, The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause, Knopf, 1992, p. ? -- from a news report dated Nov. 14, 1991]

“[Men are] freaks of nature... full of queer obsessions about fetishistic activities and fantasy goals.” (Germaine Greer, The Whole Woman, Knopf, 1999)”If women are to effect a significant amelioration in their condition it seems obvious that they must refuse to marry.” – Germaine Greer [Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch, McGraw-Hill, 1971, p. 317]

“...men bash women because they enjoy it; they torture women as they might torture an animal or pull the wings off flies.” – Germaine Greer [Germaine Greer, The Whole Woman, 1999, Knopf, p. ?]

“The man regards (woman) as a receptacle into which he has emptied his sperm, a kind of human spitoon.” – Germaine Greer [ermaine Greer, The Female Eunuch, Mcgraw-Hill, 1971, p. ?]

“Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.” – Germaine Greer [Germaine Greer, in “Security,” The Female Eunuch, Mcgraw-Hill, 1971, p. ?]

Griffin, Susan (radical feminist, writer) (USA)
“And if the professional rapist is to be separated from the average dominant heterosexual [male], it may be mainly a quantitative difference.” – Susan Griffin [Susan Griffin, “Rape: The All-American Crime,” Ramparts 10, September 1971, pp. 26-35]

“And in the spectrum of male behavior, rape, the perfect combination of sex and violence, is the penultimate [sic] act. Erotic pleasure cannot be separated from culture, and in our culture male eroticism is wedded to power” – Susan Griffin [Susan Griffin, Rape: The Politics of Consciousness, Harper & Row, 1979, p. ?]

Hart, Heather (student recovering from feminism) (USA)
“At Brandies I discovered feminism. And I instantly became a convert... writing brilliant papers in my Myths of Patriarchy class, in which I likened my fate as a woman to other victims throughout the ages. I joined the women’s coalition, preached to anyone who would listen, and even came close to cutting men out of my life entirely.” – Heather Hart [uoted in Christina Hoff Sommers, Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women, 1994, Simon & Schuster, p. 111]

Jeffrys, Sheila (radical feminist)
“When a woman reaches orgasm with a man she is only collaborating with the patriarchal system, eroticizing her own oppression.” – Sheila Jeffrys [Thinkexist.com, no source given]

Jones, Ann (journalist) (USA)
“if this book leaves the impression that men have conspired to keep women down, that is exactly the impression I mean to convey; for I believe that men could not have succeeded as well as they have without concerted effort” [Ann Jones, Women Who Kill, Ballantine, 1981, p. xvii; quoted in Peter Vronsky, Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters, 2007, Berkeley Books, p. 16]

Jordan, Barbara (U. S. House of Representatives, Texas, 93rd (1973–1975), 94th (1975–1977), 95th (1977–1979)) (USA)

“I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He’s just incapable of it.” – Barbara Jordan [Barbara Jordan, speaking at a women’s political symposium in Sep. 1991; quoted in Lawrence Wright, “Are Men Necessary,” Texas Monthly,  Feb. 1992, p. 84]

Kempton, Sally (writer, Esquire magazine) (USA)
“I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist Actually I was a masochist; I became a feminist because to be a masochist is intolerable.” – Sally Kempton [Sally Kempton, “Cutting Loose,” Esquire (New York, July 1970; quoted in Ellery Queen, “‘Sweet Assassins’ and the Liberation,” Picture Magazine (syndicated Sunday supplement), Feb. 14, 1971, p. 4]

“I used to lie in bed beside my husband after those fights and wish I had the courage to bash in his head with a frying pan . . . I would mutter to myself through clenched teeth, pushing back the realization that I didn’t dare, not because I was afraid of seriously hurting him— I would have loved to do that—but because... I was afraid that he would leave me.” – Sally Kempton [Sally Kempton, “Cutting Loose,” Esquire (New York, July 1970; quoted in Ellery Queen, “‘Sweet Assassins’ and the Liberation,” Picture Magazine (syndicated Sunday supplement), Feb. 14, 1971, p. 4]

Kollontai, Alexandra (1872-1952) – Soviet Russia; co-founder of the Zhenotdel (Women’s Department) of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the All-Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks)
“The worker-mother must learn not to differentiate between yours and mine; she must remember that there are only our children, the children of Russia’s communist workers. [Komunistka, No. 2, 1920, and in English in The Worker, 1920; Selected Writings of Alexandra Kollontai, Allison & Busby, 1977]

Kramarae, Cheris & Ann Russo (editors, A Feminist Dictionary) (USA)
“MAN:...an obsolete life form... an ordinary creature who needs to be watched...a contradictory baby-man...” – original source? [Cheris Kramarae, Ann Russo, editors, A Feminist Dictionary, Pandora Press, 1985, reissued by University of Illinois Press, 1996, p. ?]

Lerner, Gerda (professor) (USA)
“We have long known that rape has been a way of terrorizing us and keeping us in subjection. Now we also know that we have participated, although unwittingly, in the rape of our minds.” – Gerda Lerner [quoted in Christina Hoff Sommers, Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women, 1994, Simon & Schuster, p. 55]

Levine, Judith (radical feminist, writer)
“Men’s sexuality is mean and violent, and men so powerful that they can ‘reach WITHIN women to fuck/construct us from the inside out.’ Satan-like, men possess women, making their wicked fantasies and desires women’s own. A woman who has sex with a man, therefore, does so against her will, ‘even if she does not feel forced.” [Judith Levine, My Enemy, My Love: Women, Masculinity, and the Dilemmas of Gender, Doubleday, 1992, p. ?]

“I feel what they feel: man-hating, that volatile admixture of pity, contempt, disgust, envy, alienation, fear, and rage at men. It is hatred not only for the anonymous man who makes sucking noises on the street, not only for the rapist or the judge who acquits him, but for what the Greeks called philo-aphilos, ‘hate in love,’ for the men women share their lives with--husbands, lovers, friends, fathers, brothers, sons, coworkers.” [Judith Levine, My Enemy, My Love: Women, Masculinity, and the Dilemmas of Gender, Doubleday, 1992, p. ?]

“There are no boundaries between affectionate sex and slavery in (the male) world. Distinctions between pleasure and danger are academic; the dirty-laundry list of ‘sex acts’...includes rape, foot binding, fellatio, intercourse, auto eroticism, incest, anal intercourse, use and production of pornography, cunnilingus, sexual harassment, and murder. All sex must stop before male supremacy will be defeated: ... We know of no exception to male supremacist sex. ... We therefore name intercourse, penetration, and all other sex acts as integral parts of the male gender construction, which is sex; and we criticise them as oppressive to women. We name orgasm as the epistemological mark of the sexual, and we therefore criticise it too as oppressive to women. ... If it doesn’t subordinate women, it’s not sex.” (commenting on a document from Women Against Sex: A Southern Women’s Writing Collective - Sex Resistance in Heterosexual Arrangements, 1987)

“Man-hating is everywhere, but everywhere it is twisted and transformed, disguised, tranquilized, and qualified. It coexists, never peacefully, with the love, desire, respect, and need women also feel for men. Always man-hating is shadowed by its milder, more diplomatic and doubtful twin, ambivalence.” – Judith Levine [Judith Levine, My Enemy, My Love: Man-Hating and Ambivalence in Women’s Lives, 1992, Doubleday, p. 3]

“I feel what they feel: man-hating, that volatile admixture of pity, contempt, disgust, envy, alienation, fear, and rage at men. It is hatred not only for the anonymous man who makes sucking noises on the street, not only for the rapist or the judge who acquits him, but for what the Greeks called philo-aphilos, ‘hate in love,’ for the men women share their lives with--husbands, lovers, friends, fathers, brothers, sons, coworkers.” – Judith Levine [Judith Levine, My Enemy, My Love: Man-Hating and Ambivalence in Women’s Lives, 1992, Doubleday, p. ?]

“There are no boundaries between affectionate sex and slavery in (the male) world. Distinctions between pleasure and danger are academic; the dirty-laundrylist of ‘sex acts’...includes rape, foot binding, fellatio, intercourse, auto eroticism, incest, anal intercourse, use and production of pornography, cunnilingus, sexual harassment, and murder.” – Judith Levine [Judith Levine; summarizing comment on the WAS document, (A southern Women’s Writing Collective: Women Against Sex, date?]

MacKinnon, Catherine (Professor of Law at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago Law Schools, radical feminist, writer) (USA)
“Politically, I call it rape whenever a woman has sex and feels violated. You might think that’s too broad. I’m not talking about sending all of you men to jail for that.” – Catherine MacKinnon [Catherine MacKinnon, Feminism Unmodified: Discourses of Life and Law - A Rally Against Rape, Harvard University Press, 1987, p. ?]

“Feminism stresses the indistinguishability of prostitution, marriage, and sexual harassment.” – Catherine MacKinnon [Catherine MacKinnon, Feminism Unmodified: Discourses of Life and Law - A Rally Against Rape, Harvard University Press, 1987, p. 81]

“You grow up with your father holding you down and covering your mouth so another man can make a horrible searing pain between your legs.” – Catherine MacKinnon [Catherine MacKinnon, Feminism Unmodified: Discourses of Life and Law – Sex and Violence: A Perspective, Harvard University Press, 1987, p. ?]

* “All sex, even consensual sex between a married couple, is an act of violence perpetrated against a woman.” -- Catherine MacKinnon [Falsely attributed to Catherine MacKinnon: “In a patriarchal society all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent.” Catherine MacKinnon in Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women’s Studies, p. 129. – David Futrelle: “This is not a quote from MacKinnon. The words were in fact written by Daphne Patai and Noretta Koertge, the actual authors of “Professing Feminism,” a polemical book critical of feminism. They purport to summarize the views of MacKinnon and Dworkin, though, as Snopes points out in its debunking of the false quote, both M and D have specifically stated that they don’t believe intercourse is rape. Apparently the quote was attributed to MacKinnon in a column by right-wing columnist Cal Thomas, which is evidently how it entered the land of antifeminist mythology. Somewhere along the line, Catharine had her name changed to Catherine.]

* Catharine MacKinnon ( ) maintains that “the private is a sphere of battery, marital rape and women’s exploited labor.” In this way, privacy and family are reduced to nothing more than aspects of the master plan, which is male domination. Democratic freedoms and the need to keep the state’s nose out of our personal affairs are rendered meaningless. The real reason our society cherishes privacy is because men have invented it as an excuse to conceal their criminality. If people still insist that the traditional family is about love and mutual aid--ideals which, admittedly, are sometimes betrayed--they’re “hiding from the truth.” The family isn’t a place where battery and marital rape sometimes happen but where little else apparently does. Sick men don’t simply molest their daughters, they operate in league with their wives to “breed” them for that purpose.
-- Donna Laframboise; The Princess at the Window; (in a critical explication of the Catharine MacKinnon, Gloria Steinhem et al tenets of misandric belief.)

Mainardi, Pat (professor of art history, , New York University; author of “The Politics of Housework,” editor of the Feminist Art Journal) (USA)
“Man-hating marks a turning point in the movement. We have been defensive long enough. People often ask me how women can be man-haters. And I wonder, hoe can we be anything else.” – Pat Mainardi [Jurate Kazickas, “Hatred of Men On Conference Agenda,” syndicated (AP), Sunday News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Ga.), Sep. 24, 1972, p. 21]

“We sleep with the enemy to find out his secrets and we pass them on to our allies,” she said, but the audience hissed. – Pat Mainardi [Jurate Kazickas, “Hatred of Men On Conference Agenda,” syndicated (AP), Sunday News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Ga.), Sep. 24, 1972, p. 21]

“The only way to win liberation is to make men miserable so they will have no peace until women are free. Married women invented man-hating.” – Pat Mainardi [Jurate Kazickas, “Hatred of Men On Conference Agenda,” syndicated (AP), Sunday News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Ga.), Sep. 24, 1972, p. 21]

Milburn, Krista Leahanne (AKA Krista Heflin, Femitheist Divine; blogger and Youtube presenter with over 10,000 subscribers (2013)) (USA) The New Era of Feminism
“I am THE Femitheist, the creator of the movement that is Femitheism, and hopefully, the future Mother of the New World.” [Krista Leahanne Milburn (AKA Krista Jane Heflin, Femitheist Divine) website The New Era of Feminism. The earliest post is dated April, 19, 2011]

“It is time for the End of Men, and this goes far beyond mere castration. We will wipe them from the Earth, half of the entirety of our population, for the greater good of the least offensive side, and for their own good as well.” – Krista Leahanne Milburn
[Krista Leahanne Milburn (AKA Krista Jane Heflin, Femitheist Divine), “Re-defining the World: The End of Men,” Website: The New Era of Feminism, June 14, 2012]

“I question the use of the word ‘humanity’ regarding men. … For instance, if humanity were to undergo… say… a transformation of the short-term solutions sort. It would be sensible for 1-10% of the global population to remain male.  … This practice of castration, Breeder usage, and sample collection [of semen] would continue until it was scientifically possible to create female children entirely from the organic material of female adults. Then, the existence of men would no longer be necessary at all. Long-term solution implementation would follow.” – Krista Leahanne Milburn [Krista Leahanne Milburn (AKA Krista Jane Heflin, Femitheist Divine), “Women Are More Important Reproductively + More,” Website: The New Era of Feminism, July 6, 2012]

“Women MUST and WILL have equality, and this is the ONLY way to achieve TRUE equality. The testicles of all males, which produce the majority of their testosterone, are the primary cause of their violent behavior. The testicles also attribute greatly to many of the health problems men experience later in life (such as prostate cancer and, of course, testicular cancer).  ~:The Solution... International Castration Day.:~  It is my belief (which I consider factual based on my research) that all men SHOULD be castrated. Not only for their own safety, but for the safety of all innocent women and children.” – Krista Leahanne Milburn [Krista Leahanne Milburn (AKA Krista Jane Heflin, Femitheist Divine) “All Men Should Be Castrated? - International “Castration Day,” Femitheist Divine, April 16, 2012]

“Feminization: Further feminization must reach beyond natural means, into the cultural aspect of what is currently known as the “male”. Men must be made to know at an early age that they are inferior and increasingly worthless, as I have explained before, and they must be taught to live as women do. … Wearing women’s clothing, sitting as women do, acting as women do, et cetera. This will benefit everyone greatly, especially women. It is entirely justified because it is necessary.” – Krista Leahanne Milburn [Krista Leahanne Milburn (AKA Krista Jane Heflin, Femitheist Divine), “What is the Truth of Equality? - How Do We Achieve It?” Website: The New Era of Feminism, April 28, 2012]

“People, regardless of gender, who are born with either a mental disability or a physical disability, that is of such a degree it has been socially proven to hinder normal common functions, should not be allowed to suffer through a life of misery at the hands of care-takers and or sitters. … The simple solutions for this would be to: A)    Test for hindering disabilities, and upon finding one, have the child aborted at the mother’s permission (which should be greatly encouraged or even lawfully mandated). B)  Have any child who manages to be born in a way that evades abortion euthanized as soon as possible, in order to keep them from straining not only society, but their own family as well. Men should take no roll [sic, “role”] in this decision.
And, they should have no interaction with the process of aborting or euthanizing the handicapped child; for multiple reasons: A man performing an abortion of this sort, which slightly reflects a Spartan-esque ideology, would be doing nothing more than posturing and inflating their masculinity, as they are then, by extension, the official executioner of a life which they did not birth, and physically cannot birth. Only women should be the official “executioners” or “doctors” who perform these ceremonial procedures, because, if a woman were to do it, it would be an act of kindness by the very inherent nature of that which is female.” – Krista Leahanne Milburn [Krista Leahanne Milburn (AKA Krista Jane Heflin, Femitheist Divine), “Women Are More Important Reproductively + More,” Website: The New Era of Feminism, July 6, 2012]

Millet, Kate (born 1934; writer) (USA)
“The care of children ... is infinitely better left to the best trained practitioners of both sexes who have chosen it as a vocation...  [Childrearing by experts] would further undermine family structure while contributing to the freedom of women.” – Kate Millet [Kate Millet, Sexual Politics, 1970, Doubleday, pp. 178-179]

“Significantly, force itself is restricted to the male who alone is psychologically equipped to perpetrate physical force.” – Kate Millet [Kate Millet, Sexual Politics, 1970, Doubleday, pp. 178-179]

Mirnoff, Barbara (Feminists of New York organization) (USA)
“We have a moral cause for hating men for they have taken away all our power.” – Barbara Mirnoff [Jurate Kazickas, “Hatred of Men On Conference Agenda,” syndicated (AP), Sunday News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Ga.), Sep. 24, 1972, p. 21]

“Men have imposed their minds and bodies on women and our hatred is a natural response, a rational and political hatred developing from centuries of male rule.” – Barbara Mirnoff [Jurate Kazickas, “Hatred of Men On Conference Agenda,” syndicated (AP), Sunday News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Ga.), Sep. 24, 1972, p. 21]

Morgan, Robin (actress; radical feminist; editor (Ms. Magazine, etc.; writer) (USA)
“I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman, out of her own genuine affection and desire.” – Robin Morgan [Robin Morgan, Going too Far: The Personal Chronicle of a Feminist - Theory and Practice: Pornography and Rape, Random House, 1974, p. ?]

“I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.” –  Robin Morgan [Conflicting citations: 1) Robin Morgan, Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement, Vintage, 1970); 2) Robin Morgan, speech, “Lesbianism or Feminism: Synonyms or Contradictions?” keynote address given at West Coast Lesbian Feminist Coinference, Los Angeles, Apr. 14, 1973; text published in Robert B Ridinger, editor, Speaking for Our Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights (1892-2000), Routledge Publ., 2004, pp. 198-211?, quote from p. 202]

“...rape is the perfected act of male sexuality in a patriarchal culture -- it is the ultimate metaphor for domination, violence, subjugation, and possession.” – Robin Morgan [Robin Morgan, Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement, Vintage, 1970, p. ?]

“I haven’t the faintest notion what possible revolutionary role white hetero-sexual men could fulfill, since they are the very embodiment of reactionary-vested-interest-power. But then, I have great difficulty examining what men in general could possibly do about all this. In addition to doing the shitwork that women have been doing for generations, possibly not exist? No, I really don’t mean that. Yes, I really do.” [Robin Morgan, Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement, Vintage, 1970, p. ?]

“And let’s put one lie to rest for all time: the lie that men are oppressed, too, by sexism--the lie that there can be such a thing as ‘men’s liberation groups.’ Oppression is something that one group of people commits against another group, specifically because of a ‘threatening’ characteristic shared by the latter group--skin, color, sex or age, etc. The oppressors are indeed FUCKED UP by being masters, but those masters are not OPPRESSED. Any master has the alternative of divesting himself of sexism or racism--the oppressed have no alternative--for they have no power but to fight. In the long run, Women’s Liberation will of course free men--but in the short run it’s going to cost men a lot of privilege, which no one gives up willingly or easily. Sexism is NOT the fault of women--kill your fathers, not your mothers.” – Robin Morgan [Robin Morgan, Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement, Vintage, 1970, p. ?]

“The phallic malady is epidemic and systemic... each individual male in the patriarchy is aware of his relative power in the scheme of things.... He knows that his actions are supported by the twin pillars of the State of man - the brotherhood ritual of political exigency and the brotherhood ritual of a sexual thrill in dominance. As a devotee of Thanatos, he is one with the practitioner of sado-masochistic “play” between “consenting adults,” as he is one with the rapist.” – Robin Morgan [Robin Morgan, The Demon Lover: On the Sexual Roots of Terrorism (NY: Norton & Co., 1989, p. 138-9]

“My white skin disgusts me. My passport disgusts me. They are the marks of an insufferable privilege bought at the price of others’ agony.” – Robin Morgan [Robin Morgan, The Demon Lover: On the Sexual Roots of Terrorism, NY: Norton & Co., 1989, p. 224]

“Sex to this point in my life has been trivial, at best a gesture of tenderness, at worst a chore. I couldn’t understand the furor about it.” – Robin Morgan [Robin Morgan, The Demon Lover: On the Sexual Roots of Terrorism, NY: Norton & Co., 1989, p. 229]

“Did she die of the disease called “family” or the disease called “rehabilitation”, of poverty or drugs or pornography, of economics or sexual slavery or a broken body?”
[Robin Morgan, The Demon Lover: On the Sexual Roots of Terrorism (NY: Norton & Co., 1989, p. 316]

“I haven’t the faintest notion what possible revolutionary role white heterosexual men could fulfill, since they are the very embodiment of reactionary- vested-interest-power. But then, I have great difficulty examining what men in general could possibly do about all this. In addition to doing the shitwork that women have been doing for generations, possibly not exist? No, I really don’t mean that. Yes, I really do.” –Robin Morgan [Robin Morgan, ed., Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement, Random House, 1970, probably from introductory essay, p. ?]

“We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.” –Robin Morgan [Robin Morgan, ed., Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement, Random House, 1970, probably from introductory essay, p. ?]



Murphy, Wendy, Professor, New England School of Law (USA)
“I have never, ever met a false rape victim . . . . My own statistics speak to the truth.”
[Wendy Murphy, interviewee, “The Situation Room,” CNN (TV), Jun. 5, 2006; quoted in Peter Christopher Pappas, Fanning the Flames, Lulu, 2014, p. 158]


Mustafa, Bahar, Diversity Officer, Goldsmiths University, London (UK)
“A university's diversity officer will remain in post, despite provoking a storm of protest by tweeting #killallwhitemen and labelling people "white trash". Bahar Mustafa also banned white men from a university event on diversifying the curriculum at Goldsmiths University, London. She then defended her position by stating that she could not be racist because she is an ethnic minority woman.” [“University union officer who wrote 'kill all white men’ tweet will remain in post; Bahar Mustafa claims she can not be racist because she is an ethnic minority woman,” The Telegtaph (London), May 27, 2015]

Petti, Marie (leader of a secret ultra-feminist movement that has sprung up throughout the British Isles in 1922) (UK)
“Man is but one of a million humble fertilizers. Nature intended woman to reign supreme.” – Marie Petti [William M. Sweets, “Man Is A Mere Imposter And Woman Is Supreme, Says Ultra-Feminist Head,” syndicated (UP), The Pittsburgh Press (Pa.), May 7, 1922, p. 1]

“Modern man, in his pose of superiority, is but a mere contemptible imposter, who must be subdued. Woman’s superiority has been scientifically established. At the beginning of organic life, woman, created man, and ruled him. He was a parasite, and a slave. At best, man is but an afterthought of nature.” – Marie Petti [William M. Sweets, “Man Is A Mere Imposter And Woman Is Supreme, Says Ultra-Feminist Head,” syndicated (UP), The Pittsburgh Press (Pa.), May 7, 1922, p. 1]

Pynnonen, Danielle Elina (child care worker) (Australia?)
For reference, Danielle Elina Pynnonen is the child-care worker who labeled a 9 year old boy in her care as “Mr. Rape Threat,” and discussed the open desire to harm him and other male children in her care.

“I honestly have been reassessing the fact that I am giving care to these little future rapists, and what that says about me and my separatism. I know it is kinda going against my principles to support and care for these little f****rs.” [quoted in John the Other, “Feminists: demented, stunned or cultists: Why Do MRAs Keep Attacking Feminism?” A Voice for Men, Jan. 2, 2012]

Sanger, Margaret (eugenicist, Nazi sympathizer & advisor; founder of planned parenthood) (USA)
“The most merciful thing a large family can to do one of its infant members is to kill it.” – Margaret Sanger [Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, in “Women and the New Race,” p. 67]



Sarkeesian, Anitamedia critic, founder of Feminist Frequency (USA)
“When you start learning about systems, everything is sexist, everything is racist, everything is homophobic, and you have to point it all out to everyone all the time. So that was year of my life where I was the most obnoxious person to be around.” – Anita Sarkeesian [Panel discussion: “How to be a Feminist,” Sydney Opera House’s All About Women festival on International Women's Day, Mar. 8, 2015]

Shapiro, Treena, journalist (USA)
“I do want to be able to explain to a 9-year-old boy in terms he will understand why I think it’s OK for girls to wear shirts that revel in their superiority over boys.” Treena Shapiro –  [Treena Shapiro, “Making fun of boys totally fair,” Honolulu Advertiser (Hawaii), Jan. 3, 2006]

Solanas, Valerie (writer; radical feminist, mental patient, convicted for the attempted murder of Andy Warhol) (USA)
“To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.” – Valerie Solanas [Valerie Solanas, SCUM Society for Cutting Up Men Manifesto, The Olympia Press, New York 1968;  (2001 ed., AK Press) , p. 2]

“Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation, and destroy the male sex.” – Valerie Solanas [Valerie Solanas, SCUM Society for Cutting Up Men Manifesto, The Olympia Press, New York 1968;  (2001 ed., AK Press) , p. 1]

“The male is a biological accident: the ‘y’ (male) gene is an incomplete ‘x’ (female) gene, that is, has an incomplete set of chromosomes. In other words, the male is an incomplete female, a walking abortion, aborted at the gene stage. To be male is to be deficient, emotionally limited; maleness is a deficiency disease and males are emotional cripples.” – Valerie Solanas [Valerie Solanas, SCUM Society for Cutting Up Men Manifesto, The Olympia Press, New York 1968;  (2001 ed., AK Press) , p. ?]

“The male likes death –  it excites him sexually and, already dead inside, he wants to die... The male is, by his very nature, a leech, an emotional parasite and, therefore, not ethically entitled to live, as no one has the right to live at someone else’s expense.” – Valerie Solanas [Valerie Solanas, SCUM Society for Cutting Up Men Manifesto, The Olympia Press, New York 1968;  (2001 ed., AK Press) , p. ?]

“[Males should] ...go off to the nearest friendly suicide center where they will be quickly and painlessly gassed to death.” – Valerie Solanas [Valerie Solanas, SCUM Society for Cutting Up Men Manifesto, The Olympia Press, New York 1968;  (2001 ed., AK Press) , p. ?]

“He [“the male”] is a half-dead, unresponsive lump, incapable of giving or receiving pleasure or happiness; consequently, he is at best an utter bore, an inoffensive blob, since only those capable of absorption in others can be charming. He is trapped in a twilight zone halfway between humans and apes, and is far worse off than the apes because, unlike the apes, he is capable of a large array of negative feelings – hate, jealousy, contempt, disgust, guilt, shame, doubt – and moreover he is aware of what he is and isn’t. – Valerie Solanas [Valerie Solanas, SCUM Society for Cutting Up Men Manifesto, The Olympia Press, New York 1968;  (2001 ed., AK Press) , p. ?]

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady (Nov. 12, 1815 – Oct. 26, 1902;  feminist; suffrage leader) (USA)
“We are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men.” –  Elizabeth Cady Stanton – FULL CONTEXT: “To a correspondent I have just written: “You exclaim, ‘Why are we born women?’ I am sending you by this same post a paper containing an article of mine in which I show the superiority of woman as a factor in civilization. Our trouble is not our womanhood, but the artificial trammels of custom under false conditions. We are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men, and if we were free and developed, healthy in body and mind, as we should be under natural conditions, our motherhood would be our glory. That function gives women such wisdom and power as no male ever can possess. When women can support themselves, have their entry to all the trades and professions, with a house of their own over their heads and a bank account, they will own their bodies and be dictators in the social realm.” –  Elizabeth Cady Stanton [from a letter dated Dec. 27, 1890; in Theodore Stanton & Harriet Stanton Blatch, editors, Elizabeth Cady Stanton As Revealed in Her Letters and Diary and Reminisces, Volume Two, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1922, p. 270]

Steinem, Gloria (founder of New York Magazine, founder of Ms. Magazine) (USA)
“Overthrowing capitalism is too small for us. We must overthrow the whole F*#@+*g patriarchy!” – Gloria Steinem [quotation of or article by Gloria Steinem (title unknown), Michigan Free Press, April 15, 1974; some sources erroneously cite Detroit Free Press]

“Patriarchy requires violence or the subliminal threat of violence in order to maintain itself... The most dangerous situation for a woman is not an unknown man in the street, or even the enemy in wartime, but a husband or lover in the isolation of their home.” – Gloria Steinem [Gloria Steinem, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, 1992, Little, Brown & Co., pp. 259-61]

“A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.” – Gloria Steinem [Gloria Steinem, “What Playboy Doesn’t Know about Women Could Fill a Book,” McCall’s, Oct. 1970, 139-40; quoted in Yale Book of Quotations]

Stone, Sharon (actress) (USA)
* “The more famous and powerful I get the more power I have to hurt men.” – Sharon Stone [source not determined, possibly spurious]

Strittmater, Louisa (composed a written will which revealed a radical feminist philosophy which she hoped to advance through funding it) (USA)
Judge’s paraphrase: “Looked forward hopefully to the day when science would enable women to bear children without the aid of men. Once woman acquired this power she wanted all male children killed at birth.” – Louisa Strittmater [“Man-Hating Champ,” American Weekly, magazine section of San Antonio Light), (San Antonio, Tx.), Magazine section, Nov. 24, 1946, p. ?]

Sullinger, Helen & Lehmann, Nancy (Minnesota radical feminists) (USA)
“Marriage has existed for the benefit of men and has been a legally sanctioned method of control over women.... Male society has sold us the idea of marriage.... Now we know it is the institution that has failed us and we must work to destroy it.... The end of the institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women. Therefore, it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to live individually with men.” – Nancy Lehmann and Helen Sullinger [Nancy Lehmann and Helen Sullinger, Declaration of Feminism, 1971 (30 pages)]

Trebilcot, Joyce (professor Washington University) (USA)
“If the classroom situation is very heteropatriarchal--a large beginning class of 50 to 60 students, say, with few feminist students--I am likely to define my task as largely one of recruitment...of persuading students that women are oppressed”  -- Professor Joyce Trebilcot [quoted in Christina Hoff Sommers, Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women, 1994, Simon & Schuster, p. ?]

Walker, Lenore (psychotherapist) (USA)
“Only men kill in anger.” [from: Gerald Caplan, “Battered Wives,” National Review, Feb. 25, 1991]

Wiseman, Eva (journalist) (UK)
“… when the world is not on the side of the victim [accuser], other women will play along with rape culture in order to feel safe. This is one of the effects of perpetuating the fiction that women lie about rape – we end up attacking ourselves.” – Eva Wiseman [Eva Wiseman, “The truth about women ‘crying rape,’” The Observer, Mar. 30, 2013]

Wolf, Naomi (journalist) (USA)
“Cosmetic surgery and the ideology of self-improvement may have made women’s hope for legal recourse to justice obsolete.” [Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, 1990, Harper, p. 55.]

Yard, Molly (NOW president) (USA)
In response to a question concerning China’s policy of compulsory abortion after the first child, Molly Yard responded, “I consider the Chinese government’s policy among the most intelligent in the world” – Molly Yard (Gary Bauer, “Abetting Coercion in China,” The Washington Times, Oct. 10, 1989, p. ?).

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Dworkin, Andrea (1946-2005; radical feminist, writer) (USA)

“Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist bothers to buy a bottle of wine.” [Andrea Dworkin, “Sexual Economics: The Terrible Truth,” 1976, p. ?]

“No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.” [Andrea Dworkin, Right-Wing Women, ch. 3, 1978, p. ?]

“One of the differences between marriage and prostitution is that in marriage you only have to make a deal with one man.” [Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone: Writings 1976-1989 “Feminism: An Agenda (1988). This essay was originally a speech at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y., Apr. 8, 1983, then published in the college literary magazine, The ABC’s of Reading, in 1984.]

“As I see it, our revolutionary task is to destroy phallic identity in men and masochistic nonidentity in women--that is, to destroy the polar realities of men and women as we now know them so that this division of human flesh into two camps--one an armed camp and the other a concentration camp--is no longer possible. Phallic identity is real and it must be destroyed. Female masochism is real and it must be destroyed.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Our Blood: Prophecies And Discourses On Sexual Politics - The Root Cause, Harper & Row, 1976, p. ?]

“The cultural institutions which embody and enforce those interlocked aberrations - for instance, law, art, religion, nation-states, the family, tribe, or commune based on father-right - these institutions are real and they must be destroyed. If they are not, we will be consigned as women to perpetual inferiority and subjugation.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Our Blood: Prophecies And Discourses On Sexual Politics - The Root Cause, Harper & Row, 1976, p. ?]

“Only when manhood is dead--and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it--only then will we know what it is to be free.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Our Blood: Prophecies And Discourses On Sexual Politics - The Root Cause, Harper & Row, 1976]

“Rape, then, is the logical consequence of a system of definitions of what is normative. Rape is no excess, no aberration, no accident, no mistake--it embodies sexuality as the culture defines it.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Our Blood: Prophecies and Discourses on Sexual Politics - The Rape Atrocity and the Boy Next Door, Harper & Row, 1976, p. ?]

“Only when manhood is dead -- and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it -- only then will we know what it is to be free.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Our Blood: Prophecies and Discourses on Sexual Politics - The Rape Atrocity and the Boy Next Door, Harper & Row, 1976, p. ?]

“Men love death. In everything they make, they hollow out a central place for death, let its rancid smell contaminate every dimension of whatever still survives. Men especially love murder. In art they celebrate it, and in life they commit it. They embrace murder as if life without it would be devoid of passion, meaning, and action, as if murder were solace, stilling their sobs as they mourn the emptiness and alienation of their lives.” –
Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, “Why So-Called Radical Men Love and Need Pornography,” in: Laura Lederer, ed., Take Back the Night, Morrow, 1980, p. 148]

Q: People think you are very hostile to men.
A: I am.
Q: Doesn’t that worry you?
A: From what you said, it worries them.
– Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, “Nervous Interview,” Chrysalis, No. 10, May 1980; reprinted in Andrea Dworkin, Letters From A War Zone, Writings 1976-1989, Dutton Publishing, 1989]

“Men are rapists, batterers, plunderers, killers; these same men are religious prophets, poets, heroes, figures of romance, adventure, accomplishment, figures ennobled by tragedy and defeat. Men have claimed the earth, called it ‘Her’. Men ruin Her. Men have airplanes, guns, bombs, poisonous gases, weapons so perverse and deadly that they defy any authentically human imagination.” – Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women, Perigree, 1981, p. 48]

“...[W]omen and men are distinct species or races ... men are biologically inferior to women; male violence is a biological inevitability; to eliminate it, one must eliminate the species/race itself ... in eliminating the biologically inferior species/race Man, the new Ubermensch Womon (prophetically foreshadowed by the lesbian separatist herself) will have the earthly dominion that is her true biological destiny. We are left to infer that the society of her creation will be good because she is good, biologically good. In the interim, incipient Super Womon will not do anything to ‘encourage’ women to ‘collaborate’ with men--no abortion clinics or battered woman sanctuaries will come from her. After all, she has to conserve her ‘energy’ which must not be dissipated keeping ‘weaker’ women alive through reform measures. The audience applauded the passages on female superiority/male inferiority enthusiastically. This doctrine seemed to be music to their ears.” – Andrea Dworkin [from a panel on “Lesbianism as a Personal Politic” that met in New York City, Lesbian Pride Week 1977; Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone - Take Back The Day - Biological Superiority: The World’s Most Dangerous and Deadly Idea, 1977, Dutton Publishing, 1989, p. 146]

“Men are rapists, batterers, plunderers, killers; these same men are religious prophets, poets, heroes, figures of romance, adventure, accomplishment, figures ennobled by tragedy and defeat. Men have claimed the earth, called it ‘Her.’ Men ruin Her. Men have airplanes, guns, bombs, poisonous gases, weapons so perverse and deadly that they defy any authentically human imagination.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women, Penguin, 1979, p. ?]

“Under patriarchy, every woman is a victim, past, present and future. Under patriarchy, every woman’s daughter is a victim, past, present and future. Under patriarchy, every woman’s son is her potential betrayer and also the inevitable rapist or exploiter of another woman.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Our Blood: Prophecies and Discourses on Sexual Politics - The Rape Atrocity and the Boy Next Door, Harper & Row, 1976, p. 58; somestimes listed as Liberty]

“I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Ice and Fire (autobiographical novel), 1986/7?, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, p. ?]

“Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women, Perigree, 1981, chapter 1, p. ?]

“On the Left, on the Right, in the Middle; Authors, statesmen, thieves; so-called humanists and self-declared fascists; the adventurous and the contemplative, in every realm of male expression and action, violence is experienced and articulated as love and freedom.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women, Perigree, 1981, p. ?]

“One of the differences between marriage and prostitution is that in marriage you only have to make a deal with one man.” – Andrea Dworkin [speech at Hamilton College, N.Y., Apr. 8, 1983; published in Hamilton. College’s magazine The ABC’s of Reading, 1984;  reprinted in Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone: Writings 1976-1989, Dutton Publishing, 1989; quoted in Fred R. Shapiro, Yale Book of Quotations, 2006, p. ?]

“Rape is the primary heterosexual model for sexual relating. Rape is the primary emblem of romantic love. Rape is the means by which a woman is initiated into her womanhood as it is defined by men.” [Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone, Part IV - The New Terrorism, Dutton Publishing, 1989, p. ?]

“I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Ice and Fire (autobiographical novel) Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1987, p. ?]

“The newest variations on this distressingly ancient theme center on hormones and DNA: men are biologically aggressive; their fetal brains were awash in androgen; their DNA, in order to perpetuate itself, hurls them into murder and rape.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, “Biological Superiority: The World’s Most Dangerous and Deadly Idea,” first published in Heresies No. 6,  “Women and Violence,” Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 1978; reprinted in Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone, Letters 1976-1989; Part III: Take Back The Day, Dutton Publishing, 1989, p. 114]

“In considering male intellectual and scientific argumentation in conjunction with male history, one is forced to conclude that men as a class are moral cretins.”  [Andrea Dworkin, “Biological Superiority: The World’s Most Dangerous and Deadly Idea,” first published in Heresies No. 6, “Women and Violence,” Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 1978; reprinted in Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone, Letters 1976-1989; Part III: Take Back The Day, Dutton Publishing, 1989, p. 114]

“Marriage . . . is a legal license to rape.” (full quote: ““Marriage, for example, is a legal license to rape.”) – Andrea Dworkin [“Violence Against Women: It Breaks the Heart, Also the Bones,” 1984; reprinted in: Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone: Writings 1976-1989, Dutton Publishing, 1989, p. 176]

“Intercourse is the pure, sterile, formal expression of men’s contempt for women,” (Misquoted occasionally as: “Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women’s bodies.”) – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, “Occupation / Collaboration,” Intercourse, The Free Press, 1987, pp. 128-143.]

“In everything men make, they hollow out a central place for death, let its rancid smell contaminate every dimension of whatever still survives. Men especially love murder. In art they celebrate it, and in life they commit it. They embrace murder as if life without it would be devoid of passion, meaning, and action, as if murder were solace, still their sobs as they mourn the emptiness and alienation of their lives” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone (volume No. ?), Dutton Publishing, 1989, p. 214]

“Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women, 1981, ch. 1; reprinted in Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone (Vol. No. ?), Dutton Publishing, 1989, p. ?]

“The annihilation of a woman’s personality, individuality, will, character, is prerequisite to male sexuality.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone (volume No. ?), Dutton Publishing, 1989, p. ?]

“This violence is always accompanied by cultural assault -- propaganda disguised as principle or knowledge. The purity of the ‘Aryan’ or Caucasian race is a favorite principle. Genetic inferiority is a favorite field of knowledge. Libraries are full of erudite texts that prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Jews, the Irish, Mexicans, blacks, homosexuals, women are slime. These eloquent and resourceful proofs are classified as psychology, theology, economics, philosophy, history, sociology, the so-called science of biology. Sometimes, often, they are made into stories or poems and called art. Degradation is dignified as biological, economic, or historical necessity; or as the logical consequence of the repulsive traits or inherent limitations of the ones degraded. Out on the streets, the propaganda takes a more vulgar form. Signs read ‘Whites Only’ or ‘Jews and Dogs Not Allowed.’ Hisses of kike, nigger, queer, and pussy fill the air. In this propaganda, the victim is marked. In this propaganda, the victim is targeted. This propaganda is the glove that covers the fist in any reign of terror. This propaganda does not only sanction violence against the designated group; it incites it. This propaganda does not only threaten assault; it promises it.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone - Part IV - The New Terrorism, Dutton Publishing, 1989]

“Like prostitution, marriage is an institution that is extremely oppressive and dangerous for women.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone - Feminism: An Agenda, 1983, Dutton Publishing, 1989, p. 146]

“Men use the night to erase us.” – Andrea Dworkin [From “Andrea Dworkin, “The Night and Danger,” written as a Take Back the Night speech (© 1979), Reprinted in Andrea Dworkin, Letters From A War Zone Writings 1976-1989, Part I: Take Back the Night, 1989, p. ?]

“...the prisons for women are our homes. We live under martial law. We live in places in which a rape culture exists. That is a women’s home, where she lives. Men have to be sent to prison, to live in a culture that is as rapist as the normal home in North America. We live under what amounts to a military curfew. Enforced by rapists. And we say usually that we’re free citizens in a free society. We lie. We lie, we lie everyday about it... We live in a police state where every man is deputized. . . . In the United States, violence against women is a major pastime. It is a sport. It is an amusement. It is a mainstream cultural entertainment. And it is real. It is pervasive. It is epidemic. It saturates the society. It’s very hard to make anyone notice it, because there is so much of it.” – Andrea Dworkin [Terror, Torture and Resistance, Keynote Speech at the Canadian Mental Health Association’s “Women and Mental Health Conference – Women in a Violent Society,” Banff, Alberta, May 9, 1991. First published in: Canadian Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme, Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 1991, p. ?]

“The hurting of women is . . . basic to the sexual pleasure of men.” – Andrea Dworkin [From: The New York Times, Larry Elder, “Smiting Moses,” FrontPageMag.com. July 10, 1998]

“In my own life, I don’t have intercourse. That is my choice.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, “‘They took my body from me and used it’,” The Guardian, June 2, 2000]

“The annihilation of a woman’s personality, individuality, will, character, is prerequisite to male sexuality.” – Andrea Dworkin [Andrea Dworkin, Letters From a War Zone (volume N. ?), Dutton Publishing, 1989, p. ?]

* “To be rapeable, a position that is social, not biological, defines what a woman is.” – attributed to Andrea Dworkin [source not identified]

* Falsely Attributed to Andrea Dworkin: “Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women’s bodies.” According to Wikiquote, this quote is quite literally fictional: David Futrelle:  “The first appearance of this quote is from P: A Novel (2003) by Andrew Lewis Conn as a quote from the fictional feminist “Corinne Dwarfkin”. The original reads “In capsule form, my thesis is that heterosexual intercourse is the pure, distilled expression of men’s contempt for women.” In the slightly altered form given above, the quote is attributed in several books to Andrea Dworkin. Neil Boyd, in Big Sister (2004) attributes the quote to Letters from a War Zone, however, this quote, nor any one with similar phrasing, appears in that work.”

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