Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House

By Audre Lorde

By reading The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House, I have come to an understanding that no matter what women can take the hardships and turn them into strengths; in turn, to temporarily get a man off guard. However, as Lorde said, "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." This quote is saying that a man can be beat for a moment, but that "win" will never bring a significant change in a household or the world for that matter.

Also, Lorde goes on to say, "...Adrienne Rich pointed out in a recent talk, 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 differences between us---white and Black---when it is key to our survival as a movement?" This is very true because without the knowledge of other races hardships, how will there be any forward progress in society? Also to add, Lorde writes: "Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives there." She is basically saying that we need to reach deep into ourselves to fix the problems that exist in the world and in us.

As a whole, women have to know exactly what other women are going through to get what they rightfully deserve.

The points that Lorde made are completely true. There is no forward movement without the knowledge of what is going on around you.

Also, why did Lorde capitalize black women and not both black and white women? Is it to make is stick out more to the reader? I don't think that's it.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Compulsory Heterosexuality

By Adrienne Rich

I found this article to be confusing, but after reading Shamonique's blog it clicked a little. I was a little shocked at what Rich was saying. She has valid points, but still seems like that na├»ve person that everyone hates for their dumb views on life. I really like the quote Shamonique used it really shapes the article and makes me very pissed. The quote is, "the lesbian is simple acting out of her bitterness towards men." I found that to be a bit disturbing. I honestly want to punch Rich in the face because one of my greatest friends is lesbian and she isn't angry or disappointed with men, she just likes women in a sexual way. This is when I get really pissed at the world because of people like Rich. Don't listen to Rich be gay if want to, no one is going to stop you.

Does anyone else agree with what I'm saying? What are your takes on this article?

Sunday, October 4, 2015

U.S.A., Land of Limitations?

Nicholas Kristof

I agree yet disagree with Kristof. I do agree that they should be talking about opportunity for future generations at presidential debates. However, I disagree with Kristof saying that America is not a land of opportunity. Yes our government is corrupt and strictly politics, what one isn't; despite that, any person can make it in the world. It doesn't matter where you came from, or who you are. The only reason I believe this is because there have been stories of people raising to get their shot. 

Now I could see this as feminist issue base one what we were talking about in class. Basically women do not get treated the same way as males do. It would be very hard for women to make it to the top of the business world based on the information Kristof has stated. I do agree slightly with the fact that women don't get many opportunities, but I still feel that they can make it if they worked for it; just as anyone can.

Kristof article connects to People Like Us in way that you are born to what ever you're born in to. But like I said it doesn't mean you pick up the pieces.

It seems like the program offers information on history, culture, and issues in the working field. The program is designed to give you a better insight on the working class studies.

I would really like to know what exactly you all think about this topic. Do you agree or disagree with what I'm saying?