Talk:Andrea Dworkin

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Unsourced[edit]

Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable, precise and verifiable source for any quote on this list please move it to Andrea Dworkin. --Antiquary 19:38, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

All quotes sourced. Iamcuriousblue 03:49, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

"Misattributed" Quote[edit]

It is true that Dworkin never said "Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women’s bodies." However, in her 1987 book Intercourse she wrote "Intercourse is the pure, sterile, formal expression of men's contempt for women". Will fix if no one objects. --Dust diamond 22:24, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Great idea, if you have the page number. And, if you would update the explanation into a note about the misattribution so that people can see what happens with what she said (preserving most of what the explanation says now), that would be informative. Thank you for doing the research. Nick Levinson 11:09, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

An apology[edit]

I made lots of changes to the AD wikiquote page, ignorantly so. I only later saw, after seeing the work reverted, that some formatting protocols were violated by me. I apologize and am now more educated. :)--PaulThePony (talk) 00:31, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

Use of bold text in quotes for person page[edit]

Is it appropriate to put portions of a quote or the entire quote in bold? I see this being used somewhat arbitrarily (it seems to me).--PaulThePony (talk) 05:16, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Here's a Village Pump discussion about bolding quotes. Opinions vary and there isn't a firm policy on the matter. Personally, I think highlighting a quotable phrase to stand out from surrounding context is appropriate (frex, on this page, "Violation is a synonym for intercourse." is a quotable phrase but also needs contextualizing), but should be used sparingly. Bolding entire quotes, though, doesn't really serve that purpose (frex, on this page, "I represent the morbid side of the women's movement. I deal with the shit, the real shit"), and would rather those were unbolded. ~ Robin Lionheart (talk) 10:21, 15 March 2020 (UTC)