Elayne Riggs (2005-04-11), Sofie at Volsunga (2005-04-11) and Clancy at CultureCat (2005-04-11) were right to be baffled, and hacked off, at the apparent mainstream media blackout of, or at least indifference to, Andrea Dworkin’s death.
Fortunately it does seem to be lifting, a bit, and Andrea is getting at least a little of the recognition that she deserves. The news went out over the Associated Press newswire about two hours ago, and reached Reuters about an hour ago.
Of course, the U.S. mainstream media is hardly all that there is in the world. The Guardian’s coverage this morning will be followed up in tomorrow’s paper with a full obituary and commentary by Katharine Viner.
On the air, Pacifica Radio carried a story on tonight’s broadcast around 9:30pm. Gail Dines, a feminist scholar who knew Andrea for 20 years, talked about her trailblazing work on pornography and her legacy. (Dines has encouraged anyone who would like more information to contact her.) I am not sure if a recording of the radio segment is available–I’ll post a link here if I can find it.
Update 2005-04-12: a recording of yesterday’s KPFA Evening News segment is available on the KPFA website. The story, with Gail Dines’ commentary, and words from John Stoltenberg and Robin Morgan, begins at 27 minutes 25 seconds into the broadcast.
Meanwhile, more memorials have gone up at:
- The Feminist Majority Foundation’s Feminist Daily Newswire (2005-04-11): Feminist Scholar Andrea Dworkin Dies at 58
- D.E.D. Space (2005-04-11): Farewell, Andrea
- LiveJournal Feminist Community (2005-04-11): Why she matters
- Hugo Schwyzer (2005-04-11): Remembering Andrea Dworkin
- Femmefire at Tennessee Guerilla Women (2005-04-11): Andrea Dworkin – feminist trailblazer
- I Live in Minnesota (2005-04-11): Andrea Dworkin 1946 – 2005