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Date Created: 04/08/14
This Bridge Called my Back Preface the passage is through not over Audre Lorde urges us to touch that place deep inside of us that hates and fears difference The Bridge Poem black tokenism people don t want to do the work Lorde is suggesting they want their black friend to do it for them Intro purpose of the book is to point out the isms that divide feminism book is radical because they want a revolution at the hands of women how visibilityinvisibility informs radicalism how third world fems derive strategy from their own history book as a tool for radicalizing others into action Entering the Lives of Others theory in the flesh theory in the flesh meaning physical characteristics people have directly influence their lives La Guera means fair skinned light as right her upbringing attempted to bleach her of whatever color she did have in this country lesbianism is a poverty so many forms of oppression the word has lost significance the unknown in literature is depicted as darkness women depicted as evil we internalise this white women and all need to understand how they are oppressed before they can understand how they oppress And when you Leave racism feminism that doesn t fight for the freedom of ALL women is not feminism Asian Pacific American Women and Feminism stereotype of the passive sweet oriental woman white women think is it YOUR responsability to teach US about third world feminism if the pop knows so little about Asian Am it must be our fault asian women pressured to choose bw issues of race and gender can only fight for one team political views of woc are often misconstrued as being personal rather than ideological Between the Lines Lourde difference is the raw and powerful connection from which our personal power is formed Lesbianism an act of Resistance lesbianism represents a threat to patriarchy lesbain as personification of feminine evil evolving synthesis of lesbianism and feminism women need to fight to free Iesbains from societal and familial coerced heterosexuality western heterosexuality advances male supremacy men view lesbians as the white man viewed male slaves cannot be seduced by him male presence threatening his dominance People to put in my group Danielle creative politics art and music as being a form of politics Betty indigenous food and healing practices appropriated by white feminist Lecture WOC and Theory in the Flesh BCMB was a reaction to feminist meetings that excluded and mishandled racism TITF importance of theorizing from the embodied experience calls for work that is less scholarly more real hierarchy of works Theory foucault ect theory lessor theorists poetryspiritual experiencedescription third world feminism as a theory that already exists rather than just merely descriptive
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