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Against Sadomasochism: A Radical Feminist Analysis Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0960362837 ISBN-10: 0960362835 Edition: Paperback

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Frog in the Well; Paperback edition (June 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0960362835
  • ISBN-13: 978-0960362837
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,407,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Williams on September 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
Women and minorities have made much progress for equal rights, but sexual liberty is still lacking. We have become alienated from our bodies as well as each other. The focus has been on sex and fantasy; we have forgotten the vision of purpose that comes from developing a meaning of love. But we cannot realize this if we do not completely revolutionize our patterns of thought and behavior in society.

The most intimate act between two adults is sex. Since it does not occur in a bubble, in order for us to effect change in the deepest sense of our beings in the present and future, we must look at major views towards sex in the past. This book offers many essays in regards to the pervasiveness as sadomasochism, much more than the new fringe 'lifestyle' known as bdsm - it is about unequal power relationships, in particular that of patriarchy in which men control women to guarantee sex; their orgasms being deemed more important than a woman's dignity. The question is not about consent or denying that sex is a need, but about what one is consenting to. Sexual objectification denies the feelings and humanness, of individuality, of "other." It is a precursor to degradation, and has simply taken other forms - covert, reworded, disguised under pretenses of consent, trust, free choice, and desire (assuming that all desires are good).
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18 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Kaiden Fox on December 28, 2001
Format: Paperback
Most people are a little shocked by Sadomasochism. It's hard to understand why anyone would take pleasure in pain or humiliation. Despite that fact, there are a great number of people who think that there is nothing wrong with it. My vocation as a Thealogian, and chief administrator of the Temple of Lylyth, has lead me to question the deeper spiritual, psychological, and political ramifications of Sadomasochism. This text has proved itself invaluable to me, time and time again. The essays are all very easily readable, and are a mixture of humor, political analysis, and deeply insightful psychology. The cap stone of this is the last essay, "Sadomasochism and the Erosion of Self: A Critical Reading of 'Story of O'." After reading this text, it is impossible to look at sadomasochism as just harmless fun.
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