Andrea Dworkin—second wave feminism’s most controversial figure—was embraced and disowned across the political spectrum.
“Reading her now, beyond the anti-porn intransigence she’s both reviled and revered for, one feels a prescient apocalyptic urgency, one perfectly calibrated, it seems, to the high stakes of our time. In the #MeToo era, women’s unsparing public testimony—in granular detail and dizzying quantity—is at the heart of a mainstream cultural reckoning with sexual violence and harassment. ” — Johanna Fateman, on Dworkin
A new collection of Dworkin’s writing—Last Days at Hot Slit, edited by Fateman and Amy Scholder, and published by Semiotext(e)—will launch this weekend at Skylight with readings by Ryka Aoki, Christina Catherine Martinez, Jibz Cameron (aka Dynasty Handbag), Anna Joy Springer, and Nao Bustamante.
Sunday, April 7, at 5 pm.
1818 North Vermont, Los Feliz, Los Angeles.
From top: Andrea Dworkin; book jacket image courtesy Semiotext(e); police mugshot from Dworkin’s arrest at an anti-war protest, New York City, 1965