QotD: “It is not in becoming a whore that a woman becomes an outlaw in this man’s world”

It is not in becoming a whore that a woman becomes an outlaw in this man’s world; it is in the possession of herself, the ownership and effective control of her own body, her seperateness and distinctness, the integrity of her body as hers, not his. Prostitution may be against the written law, but no prostitute has defied the prerogatives or power of men as a class through prostitution. No prostitute provides any model for freedom or action in a world of freedom that can be used with intelligence and integrity by a woman; the model exists to entice counterfeit female sexual revolutionaries, gullible liberated girls, and to serve the men who enjoy them.

Andrea Dworkin

(The source, here, doesn’t say where this quote comes from, does anyone recognise it?)

2 responses

  1. It’s from Right Wing Women, “The Politics of Intelligence”. Just before it:

    Sexual intelligence in women, that rarest intelligence in a male supremacist world, is necessarily a revolutionary intelligence, the opposite of the pornographic (which simply reiterates the world as it is for women), the opposite of the will to be used, the opposite of masochism and self-hatred, the opposite of “good woman” and “bad woman” both.

  2. Thanks!

    I do have that book, but haven’t read it in a while.

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