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10 thoughts on “Sister Outsider

  1. says:

    If you care about feminism, social justice, or making the world a better place in any way at all, you must read this book Sister Outsider shook me to my core Audre Lorde s brilliant, powerful, love filled writing literally brought me to tears in a local Panera Bread In this stunning collection of essays and speeches, she addresses the sheer necessity of intersectional feminism and supporting women of color, the importance of using our voices to speak up against injustice, the horrors inflicte If you care about feminism, social justice, or making the world a better place in any way at all, you must read this book...


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    There is something spellbinding about reading this book, as though one had stepped into a room where someone was speaking, quietly and clearly, and a crowd of people were listening intently, feeling together in mutual awareness and sympathy It must be because I know so many women have read this book and felt their hearts answer Lorde It must be because she is a poet and creates with words that space within us, that bridge where separate senses of being can cross and touch.Perhaps the spell of There is something spellbinding about reading this book, as though one had stepped into a room where someone was speaking, quietly and clearly, an...


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    Now wait, you ve not read this book Really Maybe you re just kidding I have come to work on you like a drug or a chisel wrote the late Audre Lorde Her passing created a hollow space in my soul that is now filled again each time I read her prose poetry Just because Sister Outsider is assigned in virtually every women s studies and gender studies 101 class does not mean it is some awful book about soggy, liberal bureaucratic multiculturalism Far from it Audre Lorde lived for a rad Now wait, you ve not read this book Really Maybe you re just kidding I have come to work on you like a drug or a chisel wrote the late Audre Lorde Her passing created a hollow space in my soul that is now filled again each time I read her prose poetry Just because Sister Outsider is assigned in virtually every women s studies and gender studies 101 class does not mean it is some awful book about soggy, liberal bureaucratic multiculturalism Far from it Audre Lorde lived for a radical pedagogy and the transformation of life under the weight of white supremacy, patriarchy, homophobia, and classism and could she write Hell, yeah But never mind me repeating a mantra you ve heard so often, please get a hold of a copy I...


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    Anger is an appropriate reaction to racist attitudes, as is fury when the actions arising from those attitudes do not change To those women here who fear the anger of women of Colorthan their own unscrutinized racist attitudes, I ask Is the anger of women of Colorthreatening than the woman hatred that tinges all aspects of our livesMy latest favorite type of Tumblr blog is a variation on the theme of thisisnot_____ , wherein a slew of responses to angry white tears let me know Anger is an appropriate reaction to racist attitudes, as is fury when the actions arising from those attitudes do not change To those women here who fear the anger of women of Colorthan their own unscrutinized racist attitudes, I ask Is the anger of women of Colorthreatening than the woman hatred that tinges all aspects of our livesMy latest favorite type of Tumblr blog is a variation on the theme of thisisnot_____ , wherein a slew of responses to angry white tears let me know I m on the right track You see, I am in need of practice when it comes to differentiating t...


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    the bible just not doing it for ya feel disappointed by the christian science monitor maybe not getting the guidance you need from the koran or buddha this shit is a new religion all the spiritual guidance you ll ever need well it s fucking good and smart and amazing and no good feminist worth their gender unspecific salt would go without referencing lorde the uses of the erotic, some notes and master s tools are absolute requirements if you don t wanna do the whole thing oh and, um the bible just not doing it for ya feel disappointed by the christian science monitor maybe not getting the guidance you need from the koran or buddha this shi...


  6. says:

    Read it and weep.Read it and be moved to action.Read it Just because Audre Lorde will change your life.


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    Oh, this book Such a brilliant collection of essays, I won t even try to write a proper review I ll just leave a quote from the essay The Uses of Anger Women Responding to Racism. This quote sums up what feminism is all about for meI am a lesbian woman of Color whose children eat regularly because I work in a university If their full bellies make me fail to recognize my commonality with a woman of Color whose children do not eat because she cannot find work, or who has no children because Oh, this book Such a brilliant collection of essays, I won t even try to write a proper review I ll just leave a quote from the essay The Uses of Anger Women Responding to Racism. This quote sums up what feminism is all about for meI am a lesbian woman of Color whose children eat regularly because I work in a university If their full bellies make me fail to recognize my commonality with a woman of Color whose children do not eat because she cannot find work, or who has no children because her insides are rotted from home abortions and sterilization if I fail to recognize the lesbian who chooses no...


  8. says:

    This is quite possibly the most important book I ve read all year.


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    You do not have to be me in order for us to fight alongside each other I do not have to be you to recognize that our wars are the same What we must do is commit ourselves to some future that can include each other and to work toward that future with the particular strengths of our individual identities And in order to do this, we must allow each other our differences at the same time as we recognize our sameness.p142, Learning from the 60s I read this right on the tail of reading Zami A New You do not have to be me in order for us to fight alongside each other I do not have to be you to recognize that our wars are the same What we must do is commit ourselves to some future that can include each other and to work toward that future with the particular strengths of our individual identities And in order to do this, we must allow each other our differences at the same time as we recognize our sameness.p142, Learning from the 60s I read this right on the tail of reading Zami A New Spelling of My Name, which I loved I wasn t sure what to expect since this is a collection of speeches and essays written between 1976 and 1984 I wondered if I would find it relevant today.Hoo, boy, did I.There s nothing in Lorde s words that don t resonate with readers unless their heads and hearts are completely closed and or missing entirely even today The problem is that means all the issues Lorde wrote about still e...


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    Audre Lorde 1934 1992 was a black lesbian feminist poet and Sister Outsider is a collection of her essays and speeches dating from 1976 to 1984 These are largely on themes of sexism, racism and homophobia and Lorde is not afraid to express her anger Reading these essays 40 years later feels a little bit depressing as although a lot has changed there is so muchthat hasn t I did find this at times an uncomfortable read, and I think that is wholly a good thing It feels like a really i Audre Lorde 1934 1992 was a black lesbian feminist poet and Sister Outsider is a collection of her essays and speeches dating from 1976 to 1984 These are largely on themes of sexism, racism and homophobia and Lorde is not afraid to express her anger Reading these essays 40 years later feels a little bit depressing as although a lot has changed there is so muchthat hasn t I did find this at times an uncomfortable read, and I think that is wholly a good thing It feels like a really important book for white feminists to read to help understand the need forintersectionality and to acknowledge that our experiences as women are not universal The last essay in this book is about the American invasion of Grenada, which I feel ashamed to say I knew nothing about previously I listened to the audiobook version of this, narrated by Robin Eller I can t say that I would recommend the format, partly because I fo...


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Sister Outsider A Collection Of Fifteen Essays Written Between 1976 And 1984 Gives Clear Voice To Audre Lorde S Literary And Philosophical Personae These Essays Explore And Illuminate The Roots Of Lorde S Intellectual Development And Her Deep Seated And Longstanding Concerns About Ways Of Increasing Empowerment Among Minority Women Writers And The Absolute Necessity To Explicate The Concept Of Difference Difference According To Sex, Race, And Economic Status The Title Sister Outsider Finds Its Source In Her Poetry Collection The Black Unicorn 1978 These Poems And The Essays In Sister Outsider Stress Lorde S Oft Stated Theme Of Continuity, Particularly Of The Geographical And Intellectual Link Between Dahomey, Africa, And Her Emerging Self.