Quote by Andrea Dworkin

In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully human.

In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggressi


This quote highlights the societal expectation of masculinity based on the concept of phallic aggression and pride in possessing a phallus. It suggests that in this society, a man's identity and self-worth are highly determined by the possession of a phallus, emphasizing the importance of male sexuality and phallic identity. Consequently, individuals who do not possess a phallus may be marginalized or excluded, as society does not recognize their full humanity based on this criterion. This quote presents a critical interpretation of the traditional norms and expectations associated with masculinity.


By Andrea Dworkin
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