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Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference MP3

I have received this MP3 of the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference held at the Centre for the Study of Social Justice, Department of Politics and International Relations at University of Oxford on Friday, April 7th, 2006 in e-mails from two fine radical feminist womyn, Nikki Craft and Delphyne, and I want to make it available for all radical feminists, in particular, to hear.  I haven't listened to it yet, but according to Delphyne, it's a remarkable conference with the exception of Allison Assiter's contribution. 

Speakers include:

Professor Alison Assiter, University of the West of England and author, Enlightened  Women: “Pornography: its significance for feminism”

Professor Catherine Itzin, University of Lincoln and Director of the  Department of Health and National Institute for Mental  Health in England (NIMHE) Victims of Violence and Abuse Prevention  Programme: "Developing  Government policy on prostitution, pornography and trafficking".

Professor Valerie Bryson, University of Huddersfield: “Andrea  Dworkin, feminist political thought and the role of men”

Professor Sheila Jeffreys, University of Melbourne: “Not just about pornography:  the radical politics of Andrea Dworkin”

Finn Mackay, Chair of London Feminist Network: “Prostitution and Andrea Dworkin’s relevance to young feminists”

Julie Bindel, journalist, founder of Justice for Women and co-editor, The  Map of my Life: the story of Emma Humphreys: “Myths  about Andrea Dworkin”

Michael Moorcock, author, Between the Wars: “Andrea Dworkin’s  fiction”

John Stoltenberg, author, The End of Manhood: “What Andrea knew  about her work”

Professor Catharine MacKinnon, University of Michigan




5 thoughts on “Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference MP3

  1. oh wow! thanks so much for posting this!

    xoxo, jared

    Posted by ms. jared | May 4, 2006, 8:51 pm
  2. Ooh, I’m listening to the first’s good so far. Andrea’s words touched so many people, and this conference makes it very obvious.

    Heart, do you know of any ecofeminist blogs? I can’t find any, sadly!

    Posted by Required, indeed! | May 4, 2006, 9:34 pm
  3. Hey, Required Indeed, I agree with you, ecofeminist blogs are really hard to find. I know because I really searched when I was creating this blog and I had the same problem you have had. The “Goddess” blogs are about as close as I came– “The Goddess” and “Radical Goddess Thealogy,” but those aren’t ecofeminist in the sense I think you’re talking about.

    Maybe I should make a blog post and invite ecofeminists with blogs to manifest themselves!

    You are welcome, Ms. Jared!


    Posted by womensspace | May 4, 2006, 9:46 pm
  4. I wonder why ecofeminists aren’t blogging..

    I’m sort of shocked about vegan messageboards…on one, a woman was talking about how hurt she was that her boyfriend was watching porn. And some guy said that men need porn! Oh, and the misogynistic language that spews from the mouths of ‘radical’ vegans. It’s awful.

    I wish more vegans would understand that ‘woman-friendly’ porn is as harmful to women in a similar way as ‘organic, humanely slaughtered meat’ is to non-human animals. Well, I guess that would work better if the organic meat was being sold back to the cows and chickens, who are told that the meat is empowering. Hmm.

    I think I have to clean my ears, or something, too. Because during that conference, a woman put down Andrea pretty badly. What in the world was she trying to prove?!

    Posted by Required, indeed! | May 4, 2006, 10:52 pm
  5. I’m right there with you as far as what goes on amongst vegans so often and the disconnect between the concern for animals and the earth and the lack of concern for porn. Everybody needs to read “The Sexual Politics of Meat” as far as I’m concerned.

    That must be Assiter who put down Andrea– Delphyne said the recording was good except for what she said. What was she trying to prove is right–putting down the feminist you are there to commemorate?



    Posted by womensspace | May 4, 2006, 11:33 pm

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