The Uses of Anger has 10 ratings and 0 reviews: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper When Chickenheads Come Home to. “Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger,” says Audre Lorde in The Uses of Anger, her keynote talk at the National Women’s. On Audre Lorde and the uses of anger, Part I. By Beth & Laurian. How do we have “intersectional” conversations about state violence, gender, class, sexuality, .

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This anger is not helpful and is not the type of anger I want to work with or encourage. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Lorde had to flee New York City to find herself less adrift as a black lesbian feminist. Sura marked it as to-read Dec 25, Kathy marked it as to-read Feb 25, But is a process we must undertake; a process we must engage in order to radically change the systems of power, privilege, and oppression we are embedded in; the systems which oppress us and our neighbors.

Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger.

It must be direct and creative, because it is crucial. I think one of the ways in which angrr can have productive conversation about erasure is to reclaim our humanity within community dialogue. Despite that, I want to make it very clear that she is not mine to own, and my intention is never to act as if she is. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She was just lotde much a healer as she was a destroyer.


Her devouring makes way for the birth of that which can better serve us. Here again, is Lorde: I am angry with the spiritual white women who, instead of using their spirituality for justice, use it to silence and gaslight black women and women of colour.

And like the dark goddesses Sekhmet and Kali, we must use our anger to dismantle the evil and injustices of racism. Hatred is the fury of those who do not share our goals, and its object is death and destruction. What I do know for sure is that at this point in history, we need anger.

The energy and anger behind my writing is very much like Sekhmet ragefully devouring humans because they would not uphold justice, and Kali ferociously leaping from Durga’s brow to defeat the demons that had brought evil and destruction to humankind.

And when I speak of change, I do not mean a simple switch uwes positions or a temporary lessening of tensions, nor the ability to smile or feel good. Anger is the grief of distortions between peers.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Anger, she argues, leads to change. Emotions need to be acknowledged and part of the plans of action. Layla Saad October 16, Image is a purple ,orde with white and grey swirls at the top.


Rad Reading: “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism” by Audre Lorde

Sandra marked it as to-read Nov 22, She is the author of Usfs Diaspora: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Anger is the grief of distortion between peers and its object is change.

Read the full text HERE! It helps me to understand how anger in both of these contexts is okay and necessary. Any discussion among women about racism must include the recognition and use of anger. Kali is the goddess of creation and destruction.

I share this last part to remind us that the goddesses, like us, are complex and multidimensional. However I do not wish to allow my anger to turn into unconscious and self-destructive harm. How do we acknowledge and support the anger of others in healthy and constructive ways?

How can we have sophisticated conversations that untangle how racism is structural and personal—the emotional aspect of experiencing racism that you are talking about? But anger is transformative.

I am angry at spiritual white women for a million reasons, and I use my anger to write to them in the hopes of activating awakening and change. They could not ask nicely.