Posts tagged ‘gavin de becker’

November 15, 2011

What I’m Reading

by FCM

i currently have 3 books going at the same time, which is one or two (or three) more than usual.  and i dont have to read any of them.  it might be a personal record.

first, i am re-reading dworkin’s intercourse.  this one was a game-changer for me the first time, but as i’ve gone on with my work i have started to think that she didnt go far enough.  is this possible?  the first time around, it was the first time i had ever encountered a critique of intercourse as an institution and a harmful cultural practice; what changed the game for me was dworkin calling attention to the fact that intercourse directed toward the vagina is historically fetishized, and procreative intercourse is historically fetishized.  this made me realize that there was a biological component to this practice that hadnt occurred to me before.  not that there is a biological drive to do it or any of that ev psych shit, but that there is a reason that women are fucked, and it has something to do with the fact that we are impregnable.  hmm!

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