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From: The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House

25 Jan
“For women, the need and desire to nurture each other is not pathological but
redemptive, and it is within that knowledge that our real power is
rediscovered. It is this real connection which is so feared by a patriarchal
world. Only within a patriarchal structure is maternity the only social
power open to women.” ~ Audre Lorde
 
 
 
“Women of today are still being called upon to stretch across the gap of male
ignorance and to educate men as to our existence and our needs. This is an
old and primary tool of all oppressors to keep the oppressed occupied with
the master’s concerns. ” ~ Audre Lorde
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2 Comments

Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Historical radical pieces

 

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2 responses to “From: The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House

  1. Gregório

    January 30, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Good point about the distraction that is “I don’t get it. Explain it to me”, preoccupying women to ‘convince’ the patriarchy of their need for equality.

     

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