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In 1987, when Andrea Dworkin appeared on the Phil Donahue Show to promote the publication of her book Intercourse, a woman in the audience asked her, with a mixture of incredulity, concern and contempt: ‘What tragic thing happened in your life that made you feel this way?’ ..

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For those too young to remember the 1980s, there’s an interesting cultural nugget: Phil Donahue was appointment viewing—at least for the first ladies. The 'very nice' Barbara Bush was compelled to mail a brief, handwritten card: 'As I was leaving the house this morning I heard you being..


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