Tuesday, October 11, 2011

connections

I read The Masters Tools Will Never Dismantle The Masters House by Audre Lorde and it reminded me of two other readings we read Oppression by Madiline Frye and the readings we read one People Like Us. The article by Audre is about a African American lesbian women who was askes to sit and discuss feminism at NYU but she soon realized that the community of feminist was not acknowledging all women just white heterosexual women. Madiline Frye talks about how we live in a world run by white heterosexual males who oppress women and dont allow them the same rights as they have. People like us talked about the class system and who is the highest in the system and why. These all relate to each other because they discuss how in a world that says we are all free it does not appear that way. Audre felt oppressed by people she thought were just like her and she was appauled by the fact that the community she feels she most relates to didnt recognize her as one of them. People like us talks of how people hang out with the other people in there class so they feel a sense of belonging. It almost controdicts what Audre had to say but the underlying messege is still the same oppression. Which Frye talks about in detail. That we are in a cage and have bars restricting what we do and how we feel because we live in such a patriarcal society.

I have posted a video that has links to other videos about oppression. That seems to be the theme that we talk about most in class because it is still a huge issue today.

2 Comments:

At October 12, 2011 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

I like the picture you posted. And I totally agree with you. Almost all of the readings we have done so far can relate somehow to heterosexuality being forced on to women by men.

 
At October 13, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I did not read this article but I can tell from your post that it is connected to the other readings that we have done. And I agree with Amanda's comment that most of our readings are connected.

 

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