Author: Andrea Dworkin


ISBN: 1458723763

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

View: 6196

Intercourse is a book that moves through the sexed world of dominance and submission. It moves in descending circles, not in a straight line, and as in a vortex each spiral goes down deeper. Its formal model is Dante's Inferno; its lyrical debt is to Rimbaud; the equality it envisions is rooted in the dreams of women, silent generations, pioneer voices, lone rebels, and masses who agitated, demanded, cried out, broke laws, and even begged. The begging was a substitute for retaliatory violence: doing bodily harm back to those who use or injure you. I want women to be done with begging. The public censure of women as if we are rabid because we speak without apology about the world in which we live is a strategy of threat that usually works. Men often react to women's words - speaking and writing - as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women's words with violence. So we lower our voices. Women whisper. Women apologize. Women shut up. Women trivialize what we know. Women shrink. Women pull back. Most women have experienced enough dominance from men - control, violence, insult, contempt - that no threat seems empty. Intercourse does not say, forgive me and love me. It does not say, I forgive you, I love you. For a woman writer to thrive (or, arguably, to survive) in these current hard times, forgiveness and love must be subtext. No. I say no. Intercourse is search and assertion, passion and fury; and its form - no less than its content - deserves critical scrutiny and respect.---- PREFACE.

The Catholic Church on Marital Intercourse

From St. Paul to Pope John Paul II


Author: Robert Obach

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739130896

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 3051

The Catholic Church on Marital Intercourse traces the development of the Church's theology of marital sexuality from New Testament times to the present day. The early ecclesial leaders promoted a theology of sexuality based on Stoicism's biological perception that sexual activity was solely for the purpose of reproduction. Only in the early twentieth century did a few theologians begin to move beyond discussing 'the purposes of marital intercourse' to discussing the meaning that the marital act might have for the spouses themselves. With the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), a new and positive view of marital sexuality emerged recognizing the Pauline view that the couple's marital acts express their love for each other along the lines of Christ's love for his church (Ephesians 5). In sum, The Catholic Church on Marital Intercourse treats the way in which the Catholic Church has moved away from an attitude of conditional acceptance of marital intercourse on the basis of its utility to recognition that the dynamics of sexual union are both good and holy, not only because that is the way children are conceived, but also because the marital act enhances the love of husband and wife for each other.

Textual Intercourse

Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama


Author: Jeffrey Masten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521589208

Category: Drama

Page: 223

View: 1989

Shows how the writing of Renaissance drama was conceptualised in the language of eroticism.

Hidden Intercourse

Eros and Sexuality in the History of Western Esotericism


Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff,Jeffrey Kripal

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047443586

Category: Religion

Page: 566

View: 1629

The history of Western esotericism is rich in references to the domains of eros and sexuality, but this connection has never been explored in detail from a critical scholarly perspective. Bringing together an impressive array of top-level specialists, this volume reveals the outlines of a largely unknown history spanning more than twenty centuries.

Inventive Intercourse

From Rhetorical Conflict to the Ethical Creation of Novel Truth


Author: Stephen R. Yarbrough

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809327164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

View: 8523

Applying interactionist discourse theory to show how we create novel beliefs Inventive Intercourse: From Rhetorical Conflict to the Ethical Creation of Novel Truth offers a theory of discursive interaction, illustrating how we can understand human communication without resorting to the notion of language. Using the perspective of interactionist discourse theory, author Stephen Yarbrough investigates how we create novel beliefs, beliefs we could not have inferred from our established beliefs. The volume considers a central dilemma of post-modern thought: If language is a system of conventions and rules that limit what we can say and think, how can we deliberately produce anything truly novel? While postmodernism concludes that linguistic and conceptual change within our incommensurable worlds is driven by contingency and blind mechanical forces, Yarbrough argues that this view is wrong because the notion that language mediates our perception is wrong. Beginning with philosopher Donald Davidson's assertion that "there is no such thing as language" in the sense of a system of conventions and rules, Yarbrough develops an interactionist theory of discourse and uses it to revise the major elements of Aristotelian rhetoric to explain how we deliberately invent novel concepts that we come to believe. Yarbrough suggests that all conceptual change is initiated by a shift in our ethical apperception of elements of a situation and that an ethical change will have emotional consequences. Changes in our emotional responses to things will change the ways we interact with them, he says, and changes in our interaction with things will create new technical relations which we can communicate to others only by altering our habitual shared way of using signs, metaphors, and other tropes.

Verbal Intercourse

A Darkly Humorous Novel of Interpersonal Couples and Family Communication


Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595219462

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 6205

Verbal Intercourse is about issues of communication between family members. Laugh darkly when marriage arrives like a tantrum. Humor and suspense are found in a family's verbal intercourse when we look at habits of how we talk and listen. When men and women communicate with each other, it's through ritual. We roll our eyes in contempt, make gestures, use body language to intimidate or make the next person feel important and good. This book is about the convergence of verbal intercourse. It's the way husbands and wives communicate that shortens or lengthens their days of health and joy. Look at the body language. Verbal Intercourse is about the effects one partner has on the significant other through words, looks, and body language. For the wife who says her husband doesn’t listen or doesn’t talk, and for the husband who says his wife talks about the same subjects, for the children who bank their patterns of verbal intercourse to spend on the next generation, it can be expressed as humor. No matter how dark the satire or comedy, verbal intercourse is hillarious, because to take life serious starts by laughing at the patterns in nature that seem to spiral into wedding rings and recurring patterns. This is a tale of interpersonal communication--the way we talk and listen.

Barbaric Intercourse

Caricature and the Culture of Conduct, 1841-1936


Author: Martha Banta

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226036908

Category: History

Page: 433

View: 1856

Barbaric Intercourse tells the story of a century of social upheaval and the satiric attacks it inspired in leading periodicals in both England and America. Martha Banta explores the politics of caricature and cartoon from 1841 to 1936, devoting special attention to the original Life magazine. For Banta, Life embodied all the strengths and weaknesses of the Progressive Era, whose policies of reform sought to cope with the frenetic urbanization of New York, the racist laws of the Jim Crow South, and the rise of jingoism in the United States. Barbaric Intercourse shows how Life's take on these trends and events resulted in satires both cruel and enlightened. Banta also deals extensively with London's Punch, a sharp critic of American nationalism, and draws from images and writings in magazines as diverse as Puck,The Crisis,Harper's Weekly, and The International Socialist Review. Orchestrating a wealth of material, including reproductions of rarely seen political cartoons, she offers a richly layered account of the cultural struggles of the age, from contests over immigration and the role of the New Negro in American society, to debates over Wall Street greed, women's suffrage, and the moral consequences of Western expansionism.

The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse


Author: Lonely Christopher

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617750168

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 5272

The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, a radical map of shortcomings in our daily experiences in the form of a debut story collection, presents thematically related windows into serious emotional trouble and monstrous love. Lonely Christopher combines a striking emotional grammar, reminiscent of Gertrude Stein's Three Lives, with an unyielding imagination in the lovely/ugly architecture of his stories. Lonely Christopher is the author of several poetry chapbooks and is a contributor to the poetry volume Into (Seven Circles Press). His plays have been published, staged in New York City and internationally, and released in Mandarin translation. His fiction received Pratt Institute's 2009 Thesis Award. He is a founding member of the small press The Corresponding Society and an editor of its biannual journal Correspondence. He lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

Unveiling Mysteries In Sexual Intercourse

Truths About Sex


Author: Timothy P. Ngwana

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462811140

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 81

View: 8892

Sex education, for long, has been a taboo subject in our societies. Most parents are always shy to give their children any little information they know about sexual intercourse. Many schools give that which they know but in a wrong way. Instead, they somehow condone to students indulging in sexual intercourse as an adventure. The church that could give the truth, gives it poorly. This lack of communication has given the enemy the opportunity to manipulate people through sex that leads to their doom. I say lack of communication because despite the education many have acquired so far, sexually related diseases and disasters have led and are still leading many people quickly to their graves and many married couples do not enjoy God’s ordained purpose of sexual intercourse in their homes. We cannot afford to ignore this, knowing that sex is one of the fundamental issues of life. Amongst the ten major stimulus of the body, scientifically, it has been proven that sexual drive is the greatest. Due to too many sexual disasters in our societies today, many people may ask; why is it that God created sexual intercourse? Let me tell you. Any thing created by God is for the good of man, but only becomes bad when misused. Through this book, I will attempt to wipe away indulgence in ignorance from you by unveiling God’s purpose for sexual intercourse. There is a mystery about sexual intercourse that many people have not yet known. God says: my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Reading this book will clear that ignorance and you will not enter into sexual activities for the sake of adventure or experiment. You will also know the consequences of wrong sexual relationships and the solutions to liberate yourself if you are in such bondages. This book is a product of many years of experience and research.

Screwed Without Intercourse


Author: Gordan Stevens

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477256978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 3352

All your life, you are taught the difference between right and wrong. You become aware that each action of your life results in a reaction that may or may not be desired. This is the story of a man who had all the makings of a prosperous future, only to have an event occur that altered his life forever. Journey with the author as he describes what happened to him, how the courts reacted to him, and how he adjusts to living a year of his life in prison. Relive the scenes that occurred around him, and learn what it’s like in a moderate security prison from his point of view, and how all the stories you’ve heard before about prison life are usually distorted. Experience the wide range of emotions he felt as he fought for his life, when his freedom was taken from him, and how he was determined to stay above the mentality of those he was surrounded by so that he could become a productive member of society when the nightmare was over. Read this book with one thing in mind – this could happen to you. He didn’t think it could ever happen to him!