— Audre Lorde
Posts tagged audre lorde.
— Audre Lorde
One of the main problems facing Black womyn, it seems to me is that most of them simply refuse to even admit that such a phenomenon as sexism exists. Admittedly, all straight women seem to have difficulty acknowledging that fact…
The thing I find most disturbing regarding womyn in general is the seeming impossibility of their thinking clearly when it comes time to deal with men. Womyn with advanced university degrees often seem utterly unable to dot an i when they are confronted with the realities of man’s barbaric treatment of womin. To put it bluntly, I find it absolutely terrifying to see just how effective men have been eradicating womyn’s sense of self, a condition that seems to prevail in at least 90 percent of all womyn all over this male-infected globe.
- Anita Cornwell, Black Lesbian in White America
— Audre Lorde, “Scratching the Surface” from Sister Outsider, 46
— Audre Lorde, “Sexism: An American Disease in Blackface” from Sister Outsider
- Audre Lorde, (144) “Scratching the Surface..” from Sister Outsider
It is now nearly 30 years later and these words still ring true.
— Audre Lorde, (144) “Scratching the Surface” from Sister Outsider
— Audre Lorde, (144) “Scratching the Surface…” from Sister Outsider
Referring to Black lesbians and gay men, the student president at Howard University says, on the occasion of a Gay Student Charter on campus, ‘The Black community has nothing to do with such filth - we will have to abandon these people.’
…And I don’t know what I’d say face to face with that young man at Howard University who says I’m filth because I identify women as my primary source of energy and support, except to say that it is my energy and the energy of other women very much like me which has contributed to his being where he is at this point.
— Audre Lore, “Learning from the Sixties” from Sister Outsider
— Audre Lorde, Zami