Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Catharine MacKinnon and feminism


"Feminism, Socialism, and Communism are one in the same, and Socialist/Communist government is the goal of feminism." -- Catharine A. MacKinnon, Toward a Feminist Theory of the State, (First Harvard University Press, 1989), p. 10



“Sexuality is to feminism what work is to Marxism…” -- Catharine A. MacKinnon, Toward a Feminist Theory of the State, (First Harvard University Press, 1989), p. 3


"Differences [between men and women], including the products of social inequality, make unequal treatment not unequal at all." -- Catharine MacKinnon, "Reflection on Sex Equality Under Law," Yale Law Journal, 1991







"Compare victims' reports of rape with women's reports of sex. They look a lot alike....[T]he major distinction between intercourse (normal) and rape (abnormal) is that the normal happens so often that one cannot get anyone to see anything wrong with it." -- Catharine MacKinnon, quoted in Christina Hoff Sommers, "Hard-Line Feminists Guilty of Ms.-Representation," Wall Street Journal, November 7, 1991.



"All sex, even consensual sex between a married couple, is an act of violence perpetrated against a woman." -- Catharine MacKinnon

"Politically, I call it rape whenever a woman has sex and feels violated." -- Catharine MacKinnon


"You grow up with your father holding you down and covering your mouth so another man can make a horrible searing pain between your legs." -- Catharine MacKinnon (Prominent legal feminist scholar; University of Michigan, & Yale.)

"Look to your left, look to your right, look in front of you , and look behind you. Statistics tell us you have just laid eyes on someone guilty of sexual assault." -- Catharine MacKinnon, from her Commencement Speech given to Yale University, 1990
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"Feminism is built on believing women's accounts of sexual use and abuse by men." -- Catharine MacKinnon, Feminism Unmodified, 1987

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