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MacKinnon is no stranger to controversy. During her more than twenty-five years in the public eye, she has placed herself at the heart of a number of storms raging through the realm of public opinion. She has asserted that rape laws are written to protect the perpetrators rather than the victims, and that pornography is a violation of civil rights. Supreme Court to adopt the view that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination.

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MacKinnon is no stranger to controversy. During her more than twenty-five years in the public eye, she has placed herself at the heart of a number of storms raging through the realm of public opinion. She has asserted that rape laws are written to protect the perpetrators rather than the victims, and that pornography is a violation of civil rights.

Supreme Court to adopt the view that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. MacKinnon is not universally respected or liked, even within the ranks of feminism. Her outspoken nature and strong opinions have created enemies for her, and she has become a convenient target for anyone looking to run down the movement by caricaturing one of its prominent members as a strident harpy who has loudly asserted as fact any number of fool-headed opinions.

MacKinnon never made the statement which has been attributed to her. MacKinnon claims the first reference to her alleged belief that all sex is hostile surfaced in the October issue of Playboy. According to MacKinnon, the statement which had previously been attached to feminist Andrea Dworkin was made up by the pornography industry in an attempt to undermine her credibility.

Dworkin has also disavowed the quote as a false statement circulated by her opponents. What I think is that sex must not put women in a subordinate position. It must be reciprocal and not an act of aggression from a man looking only to satisfy himself.

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Intercourse, by Andrea Dworkin (Free Press, $9.95)....

Opinion Columnist Feb. Feminists have started invoking Ms. Dworkin, who died in , in a spirit of respect and rediscovery. Dworkin was engaged, as many women today are engaged, in a pitched cultural battle over whose experiences and assumptions define our common reality.

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Andrea Dworkin, April 20, They started spending most of their time together. Dworkin and Stoltenberg both considered themselves gay. Dworkin died on April 9 at the age of 58 in her bed in the Washington, D.

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