Herstory 2 – Getting into activism

This is about me getting into activism. 4-5 years in ten minutes. Not so personal, mainly namedropping. First book: Nina Björk; Under det rosa täcket. Light version of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. A book I read later on, taking me about 7 attempts to start, and about 2 years to finish it. It’s really good, but crampacked with information.

From there to my two year hetero couple relationship, and getting an understanding of what was going on there, by reading Rebuttal from Uranus, a splendid analysis of couple relationship dynamics and totally trashing “dr” John Gray’s patriarchal relationship advice Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, chapter by chapter.

And a great source to pour from. Andrea Dworkin 1946-2005. The first text I read, was an excerpt from Intercourse. I was interested in understanding a debate going on about pornography in the mainstream papers, and made a search on the internet. Andrea Dworkin came up many times, and most often there were really aggressive hateful statements made about her. So just from all the people badmouthing her, I kind of figured I had found something good. She had hit a sore spot.

An excerpt from Pornography: Men Possessing Women.


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