Nov 28, SallyHaq rated it liked it. If we are to remake ourselves, than we will necessarily need to see the self as essential part of a more expansive set of parts, a self that exists in community. Please log in to add your comment. Emotional , Which , Shared. Justin rated it it was amazing Jun 29, The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling. The word 'erotic' is derived from the Greek word eros.
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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Ragnarok , I did not hesitate and slipped it in the pile of children's books we bought. Preview — Uses of the Erotic by Audre Lorde. We need to join our differences and articulate our particular strengths in the service of our mutual survivals, and against the desperate backlash which attempts to keep that Africanness from altering the very bases of our current world power and privilege. Take responsibility for it.
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My silences had not protected me. That did not keep us from being a family any more than our being Lesbians kept Frances and me from being parents. What desire, anxiety, hope and love do you feel towards fellow members of your oppressed group? Who are they, the German women of the diaspora? Without emotion there can not be the existence of the erotic. Jan 18, Kristen rated it it was amazing.
Your comment has not yet been posted. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. The major example of this remains her infusion of the word zami into the vocabulary of the literate Western cultural establishment and its adoption for the naming of many lesbian organizations of the African diaspora. Refresh and try again. We were never meant to speak together at all. Kitty's "chocolate skin and deep sculptured mouth reminded me of a Benin bronze" Women have not been taught to respect the erotic urge, the place that is uniquely female.