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Woman Hating Paperback – March 25, 1976
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She wrote in the Introduction to this 1974 book, "This book is an action, a political action where revolution is the goal. It has no other purpose. It is not cerebral wisdom, or academic horses___, or ideas carved in granite or destined for immortality. It is part of a process and its context is change. It is part of a planetary movement to restructure community forms and human consciousness so that people have power over their own lives, participate fully in community, live in dignity and freedom... The core of this book is an analysis of sexism... what it is, how it operates on us and in us... Specifically, 'Woman Hating' is about women and men, the roles they play, the violence between them."
Here are some additional quotations from the book:
"For a woman to be good, she must be dead, or as close to it as possible. Catatonia is the good woman's most winning quality." (Pg. 42)
"Literary pornography is the cultural scenario of male/female... Pornography, like fairy tale, tells us who we are." (Pg. 53)
"It is not hard to see that the struggle for gay male liberation and women's liberation is a common struggle; both mean freedom from the stigma of being female." (Pg. 89-90)
"Footbinding was a visible brand. Footbinding did not emphasize the differences between men and women---it created them, and they were then perpetuated in the name of morality." (Pg. 103)