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  • US legal scholar Ronald Dworkin dies in UK at 81

    02/14/2013 2:34:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    AP via The Miami Herald ^ | February 14, 2013 | Gregory Katz
    American philosopher and constitutional law expert Ronald Dworkin, a liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, has died at the age of 81. His family said Dworkin died of leukemia in London early Thursday.
  • A Psychotropical Paradise

    07/26/2006 4:35:49 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 29 replies · 1,044+ views
    If the pursuit of happiness was once an ideal in American life, the entitlement to happiness may now have replaced it. Since the late 1980s, when psychotropic drugs first came on the market, grateful Americans have been lining up at the counter. Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Wellbutrin and a host of other antidepressants have been embraced as practical solutions to everyday unhappiness. More than 15% of Americans now use one of the above. Needless to say, they are not all clinically depressed. Whereas Sigmund Freud once described the goal of psychotherapy as "transforming hysterical misery into ordinary unhappiness," many doctors now...
  • Meeting of Minds: Regarding Sex, Some on Left, Right Think Alike

    04/21/2005 9:00:26 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 15 replies · 606+ views
    The Richmond [VA] Times-Dispatch ^ | April 22, 2005 | A. Barton Hinkle
    A couple of weeks ago the world witnessed the death of an arch-conservative leader of a worldwide faith: a person whose views on sex and women were, to put it mildly, illiberal, divisive, and woefully out of step with modernity. That person was not Pope John Paul II, but feminist Andrea Dworkin. Ms. Dworkin was once described as "the Leon Trotsky of the sex war" for her radicalism and inflammatory rhetorical style. She vociferously condemned pornography, and with Michigan law professor Catherine MacKinnon wrote an ordinance defining it as a civil rights violation. "The time has come to condemn …...
  • The misdirected passion of Andrea Dworkin (Powerful Stuff from the Boston Globe)

    04/18/2005 8:23:24 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 48 replies · 1,431+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 18 April 2005 | Cathy Young
    WRITING ABOUT Andrea Dworkin, the radical feminist author and activist who died on April 9, is no easy task. Decorum requires accentuating the positive when speaking of the recently deceased; here, there is little positive to accentuate, except for a badly misused talent and a badly misdirected passion. Still, with Dworkin's admirers hailing her as a titan of modern feminism, obituaries describing her as a controversial but noble crusader against pornography and violence, and even some of her feminist critics paying homage to her alleged achievements, it's important to set the record straight. To put it plainly: Dworkin was a...
  • Feminist icon Andrea Dworkin dies

    04/11/2005 2:48:17 PM PDT · by billorites · 69 replies · 2,120+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | April 11, 2005 | Simon Jeffery
    The American feminist icon, writer and campaigner Andrea Dworkin, who linked pornography to rape and violence, died at the weekend, her agent said today. She was 59 years old. Her radical-feminist critique of pornography began with her first book, Woman Hating, published when she was 27. She campaigned frequently on the subject, helping to draft a law in 1983 that defined pornography as a civil rights violation against women. The law, later overturned by an appeal court as unconstitutional, was inspired by the case of Linda Marchiano, who as Linda Lovelace said she had had been violently coerced into pornography,...
  • Andrea Dworkin has died?

    04/11/2005 9:42:41 AM PDT · by Borges · 164 replies · 5,518+ views
    Wiki-Pedia ^ | 4/11/05
    The sources at the link seem to be pretty credible... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Andrea_Dworkin
  • Victims Gone Wild (How Feminism Has Messed Up Relationships)

    02/09/2005 8:38:22 PM PST · by teldon30 · 27 replies · 2,188+ views
    www.metroactive.com ^ | 2005 | Amy Alkon
    "IN SEDUCTION, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine," proclaimed radical feminist Andrea Dworkin in 1976. If you're a woman born 20 years ago, you probably don't even recognize Dworkin's name. Yet, there's a good chance you've had some seriously frustrating dates with her unwitting progeny: the guy who waits until date three or four—not to grab you, throw you up against the wall and suck face—but to politely inquire, "May I kiss you?" Equal pay for equal work? It's a beautiful thing. Equal opportunity? Thrilled to have it. We women owe an enormous debt to Susan...