dworkin, “right wing women” graphic
this is from RWW in the “anti-feminism” chapter. i wanted to prepare everyone for my RWW part 3 post…which could easily be like 5 more posts because the last half of the book was freaking awesome, and so jam-packed with quality material that i am having a hard time paring it down.
anyway, this circle represents “the condition of women” currently. the “heart of pornography” means that “womens nature,” and “what women are for” is sex. when a woman is penetrated, it is seen as in her nature to be penetrated, even if she is harmed. it is not mens nature to be penetrated, so when a man is penetrated, it is seen as against his nature, even if he isnt harmed. also, any “power” women have is reduced to her “sexual power” to seduce men.
the middle are the crimes against women, by men. its part of the condition of women, as a sexual class. these are all womens daily reality.
the “wall of prostitution” keeps women in. i am still working on this part, but i think she means that this is whats out there for women, its at the outer limit of what we are for, its a threat to all women who dont want to be prostitutes and fear it, to keep them in line. to keep them making “other choices” so they dont end up there. women who *are* there (prostituted women) are still within this system, since there is nowhere else to go; they also serve as a reminder to “the rest of us” of what awaits us, and they are the women who are sacrificed by both the right and the left, as a certain portion of the sex-class *must* be available to do “sex-work”. this is not seen as unnatural, at all. due to “the heart of pornography.” what women are for.
stay tuned for RWW part 3.