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Quote Left Romantic love, in pornography as in life, is the mythic celebration of female negation. For a woman, love is defined as her willingness to submit to her own annihilation. The proof of love is that she is willing to be destroyed by the one whom she loves, for his sake. For the woman, love is always self-sacrifice, the sacrifice of identity, will, and bodily integrity, in order to fulfill and redeem the masculinity of her lover. Quote Right
Quote Left Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination. Quote Right
Quote Left Feminist art is not some tiny creek running off the great river of real art. It is not some crack in an otherwise flawless stone. It is, quite spectacularly I think, art which is not based on the subjugation of one half of the species. It is art which will take the great human themes --love, death, heroism, suffering, history itself --and render them fully human. It may also, though perhaps our imaginations are so mutilated now that we are incapable even of the ambition, introduce a new theme, one as great and as rich as those others --should we call it joy? Quote Right
Quote Left In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully human. Quote Right
Quote Left All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities o... Quote Right
Quote Left Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage mean... Quote Right
Quote Left Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity. In male culture, police are heroic and so are outlaws; males who enforce standards are heroic and so are those who violate them. Quote Right
Quote Left The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude. Quote Right
Quote Left Feminist art is not some tiny creek running off the great river of real art. It is not some crack in an otherwise flawless stone. It is, quite... Quote Right
Quote Left Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine. Quote Right
Quote Left Women's fashion is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women. Quote Right
Quote Left Erotica is simply high-class pornography; better produced, better conceived, better executed, better packaged, designed for a better class of consumer. Quote Right
Quote Left The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it. Quote Right
Quote Left The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity. Quote Right
Quote Left Women, for centuries not having access to pornography and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves, are astonished. Women do not believe that men believe what pornography says about women. But they do. From the worst to the best of them, they do. Quote Right
Quote Left Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact. Quote Right
Quote Left No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it. Quote Right
Quote Left Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use. Quote Right
Quote Left A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered. Quote Right
Quote Left Only when manhood is dead -- and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it -- only then will we know what it is to be free. Quote Right
Quote Left Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice. Quote Right
Quote Left Wild intelligence abhors any narrow world; and the world of women must stay narrow, or the woman is an outlaw. No woman could be Nietzsche or Rimbaud without ending up in a whorehouse or lobotomized. Quote Right