Thursday, November 19, 2015

Blog Post #7

"The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House" by: Audre Lorde


This short article brought many different feminist aspects, which had a long lasting effect on me. "For women, the need and desire to nurture each other is not pathological but redemptive, and it is within that knowledge that our real powers is rediscovered" (36). This quote pretty much sums up what was being discussed in this article. Women, who still feel like they need a man to support them, to keep them at ease, is what causes men to take over our powers, leaving them to be undiscovered. That allows us women to not share our differences with the world to make a change, because patriarchy over powers. Us women need to learn that survival is not an academic skill, we have to learn to stand alone regardless of the chatters, cause there will always be chatters, you learn to ignore. We need to start seeking the differences individually in us, so we could convert our differences to strengths. Not only making a difference for women to have their power recognized, but also for women of color and racist feminism. At one point Adrienne Rich stated, "White feminists have educated themselves about such an enormous amount over the past ten years, how come you haven't also educated yourselves about Black women and the difference between us--white and black--when it is key to survival as a movement?" "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"(37). Again, why is it that we are not educating us women to women, to help make our differences truly matter, and it's only cause women are oppressed and too well focused more about the "master's concerns." Overall, Adrienne is trying to make a difference for women in the world, trying to seek the differences in many other women to bring it all as one, so that the political can shine the light on these differences to make a change.


Blog Post #4

"USA: The Land of Limitations?" by: Nicholas Kristof

Extended Comments 

Reading this text was a bit confusing. I continued to read further more, being able to get a little better understanding. I took a look at a couple blogs, and I came across one blog that really caught my attention. As I continued to read Romira's blog, I  was nodding my head and agreeing with everything she was saying. I could honestly say that economic inequity is a feminist issue after reading the text and Romira's blog. As Kristof stated in the article that not many people who come from the bottom of the quintile make it to the top of the quintile. Which you see here, the riches become richer as the poors stay poorer. Which brings how Rick wasn't living in a, "land of opportunity," because he wasn't financially stable. Rick had lost his mother at such a young age, whereas his father was, "a professional drunk," which left Rick feeling abandoned along with his younger siblings. He had to take care of his siblings and direct them down the right track, as well as himself. The system definitely tricks people into living, "The American Dream," but in reality its only for the rich to succeed, and honestly Rick definitely was definitely a real life example of being trapped in the system.