Andrea Dworkin dies at 58

Katharine Viner considers the legacy of Andrea Dworkin, the oft-maligned and out-of-vogue feminist thinker who died on Sunday at the age of 58. Elaine Showalter famously said of Dworkin: “I wish [her] no harm, but I doubt that many women will get up at 4am to watch her funeral.” (Thanks to David for the news.)

In early March, Drake Bennett wrote about the proliferation of pornography for the Boston Globe, observing:

as social conservatives lead the campaign to rid the airwaves of the taint of sex, it’s easy to forget that the most powerful anti-pornography legislation ever passed in this country was written not by cultural conservatives but radical feminists led by legal scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon and author Andrea Dworkin.


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