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The Jewish Quarterly: "Dworkin is known as a radical feminist. It was assumed that she was thus a lesbian separatist; she wasn’t. It was assumed that she hated men, but a man was the love of her life. It was understood that she venerated and sentimentalized women; she didn’t – when I asked her who she hated most, it was the female camp guards at Auschwitz. It was believed that she was anti-sex, a prude; she wasn’t that either. Her central message about pornography was that it took real women and destroyed their lives to give others momentary pleasure. In her fifties, she came to a bizarre, utopian view that, just as the Jews, after centuries of persecution, had come to the inevitable conclusion that they needed their own country, so did women."

MADONNA DISAPPOINTS GREER: "Superstar MADONNA has been blasted by leading feminist author GERMAINE GREER for abandoning her pledge to front the 'future of feminism'. Australian Greer criticises the LIKE A VIRGIN hitmaker for allowing religion, marriage and motherhood to overtake her desire to be a strong independent female role model. "

Turkish feminist writer Duygu Asena dies: "ANKARA, Turkey - Duygu Asena, a best-selling writer and crusader for women‘s rights in Turkey, has died after a two-year battle with a brain tumor. She was 60.

Asena had trained to be a teacher but began writing for newspaper women‘s pages in the early 1970s. The message, as she wrote in a magazine article, was this: 'Escape the vicious circle. Fight for your equal rights,' and get a job as a first step toward freedom.

'Woman Has No Name' broke sales records when it was printed in 1987, but was soon banned by the government which found it to be too lewd and obscene. The ban was lifted after a two-year court battle. A film adaptation of the book broke box office records in Turkey.

In her 1994 interview, she had a mixed view of the progress women had made in Turkey. 'We‘ve come a long way,' she told the AP, 'but there‘s still a long way to go.'"
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