Sister Outsider: Introduction

Hello class,

Please post your comments and questions about the Introductory chapter here.

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3 thoughts on “Sister Outsider: Introduction

  1. Monica says:

    I love the idea of Lorde being someone who transcends the boundaries between emotional and intellectual engagement. As a lyric essayist, this is what I strive for in my writing: to lead readers to a place where “soul” and “mind” become one.

  2. I was very interested in the Sexism chapter. It brings me plenty of insight into stereotypes and marginalization of women, and women of color who are feminists. In fact, it explains why so many women of color I know cringe at the use of the word “feminist.” Men, especially, but women as well, some of them refusing categorically to respond to that label because of what they think it means.

  3. To piggyback on what Monica said, I as well love that Lorde transcends the boundaries. After reading the introductory chapter and some of the rest, I found refuge in knowing that even then there was a strong woman who was more than willing to challenge the “norms” of a woman’s place in her time. Although I am not of African-American descent but of Dominican descent, I can still relate to several of the topics that of which Ms. Lorde felt so strongly about. As mentioned in a chapter, her writing has definitely engaged me both emotionally and intellectually.

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