Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Reading Questions for Lorde

What does it mean for Lorde to position herself as a Black Lesbian Feminist early in the piece? How does it affect your reading?

"What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable." (36)

"Only within a patriarchal structure is maternity the only social power open to Women." (36)
How does this relate to Rich? Does it support or challenge?

How does Lorde define community? How is it related to the notion of "acceptable Women"?

"The Master's tools will never dismantle the Master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change." (36)

What/who is the Master's house and tools? How do you know? How does it relate to SCWAAMP? What is the solution?


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  2. helpful questions for a semi challenging read