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    Read Some Banned Feminist Literature!

    I've been asked what feminist literature I prefer most more than once of late, so here are a few of my highest recommendations, organized by author:

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    Sheila Jeffreys

    Gender Hurts
    The Spinster and Her Enemies
    Beauty and Misogyny
    Man's Dominion: The Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women's Rights

    Janice Raymond

    A Passion for Friends
    Women as Wombs

    Andrea Dworkin

    Pornography: Men Possessing Women
    Right Wing Women
    Intercourse

    Mary Daly

    Pure Lust
    Websters' First New Intergalactic Wickedry of the English Language

    Germaine Greer

    The Whole Woman

    Also:

    This Bridge Called My Back (multiple authors)
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    Most of these books are now banned from your local university and bookstores. Too controversial to be permitted these days. The best literature usually is that way. Yeah, as you can also gather, most of the best feminist literature dates to the 1980s, IMO. That was kind of a heyday for it, in my view, kind of like how I view the early '90s as a heyday of feminist music.

    If you (anyone) want me to briefly summarize any of these, I can.
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    Why would any book be banned?

    Do you mean universities don't compel students to buy them?
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    I see no evidence of any books being banned except: "Andrea Dworkin opposed LEAF's position, arguing that feminists should not support or attempt to reform criminal obscenity law.[91] In 1993, copies of Dworkin's book Pornography were held for inspection by Canada Customs agents,[92] fostering an urban legend that Dworkin's own books had been banned from Canada under a law that she herself had promoted. However, the Butler decision did not adopt Dworkin and MacKinnon's ordinance, Dworkin did not support the decision, and her books (which were released shortly after they were inspected) were held temporarily as part of a standard procedural measure, unrelated to the Butler decision." @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Dworkin

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPress Polly View Post
    Yeah, as you can also gather, most of the best feminist literature dates to the 1980s, IMO. That was kind of a heyday for it, in my view, kind of like how I view the early '90s as a heyday of feminist music.
    I'm interested in your view of where Women stand today, in terms of rights, opportunities, access to the justice system, etc., compared with the '80s or even earlier.

    I guess the question springs, as much as anything, from what you wrote about "the best feminist literature dat[ing] from the 1980s". Do you believe that this is rooted in the problems, or at least the depth and seriousness of them, being different thirty years on? If I read one of those books from the '80s, would some of the references and observations seem dated or inapplicable to the way things generally are today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Why would any book be banned?

    Do you mean universities don't compel students to buy them?
    "Banned" in this case means they don't meet the demands of serious scholarship.

    On second thought perhaps academic standards are oppressive and patriarchal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPress Polly View Post
    I've been asked what feminist literature I prefer most more than once of late, so here are a few of my highest recommendations, organized by author:

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sheila Jeffreys

    Gender Hurts
    The Spinster and Her Enemies
    Beauty and Misogyny
    Man's Dominion: The Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women's Rights

    Janice Raymond

    A Passion for Friends
    Women as Wombs

    Andrea Dworkin

    Pornography: Men Possessing Women
    Right Wing Women
    Intercourse

    Mary Daly

    Pure Lust
    Websters' First New Intergalactic Wickedry of the English Language

    Germaine Greer

    The Whole Woman

    Also:

    This Bridge Called My Back (multiple authors)
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Most of these books are now banned from your local university and bookstores. Too controversial to be permitted these days. The best literature usually is that way. Yeah, as you can also gather, most of the best feminist literature dates to the 1980s, IMO. That was kind of a heyday for it, in my view, kind of like how I view the early '90s as a heyday of feminist music.

    If you (anyone) want me to briefly summarize any of these, I can.

    Can you cite evidence those books have been banned from any particular University? Does sound like a bit of a stretch.

    But on the topic of female authors: Am fond of Sue Grafton (rip) and the Agatha Christie classics. (My primary genre of choice being mystery/detective novels.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Can you cite evidence those books have been banned from any particular University? Does sound like a bit of a stretch.

    But on the topic of female authors: Am fond of Sue Grafton (rip) and the Agatha Christie classics. (My primary genre of choice being mystery/detective novels.)
    Like the Hercule Poirot series.
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    I can think of a lot of 'conservative' books that should be banned;

    Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, for one. Or anything by Dinesh D'Souza or Ann Coulter(Queen of Mean), Lush Rimjob, Ayn Rand really suck!
    Here is a list of conservative authors. I liked Thomas Paine, and some of Patrick Bucannon

    https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/...ervative_Books
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    I can think of a lot of 'conservative' books that should be banned;

    Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, for one. Or anything by Dinesh D'Souza or Ann Coulter(Queen of Mean), Lush Rimjob, Ayn Rand really suck!
    Here is a list of conservative authors. I liked Thomas Paine, and some of Patrick Bucannon

    https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/...ervative_Books


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