Andrea Dworkin

September 26, 1946 - April 9, 2005

"Every century, there are a handful of writers who help the human race to evolve. Andrea is one of them." -- Gloria Steinem

Andrea Dworkin was a powerful writer who worked tirelessly for the safety of women and their right to live in the world without fear of violence. Her work was often misunderstood and marginalized. It pains me that her death was practically invisible. The death of the Pope engulfed it. In that week, as I was grieving Andrea's death in my own way [amidst great personal turmoil in my own life], and listening to the coverage of the Pope's death, I was horrified to hear that Bernard Law, who protected the worst predatory pedophile abusers of the Catholic church, would be performing the fourth of the nine homilies in the funerary ritual for the Pope.

Andrea Dworkin Memorial Site

Written just before she died, a wrenching article about living life as a disabled person: Through the Pain Barrier. This article moved me to widen the door to the bathroom in my hallway to make it accessible to wheelchairs.

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