Monthly Archives: October 2010

Review of “The Last Taboo”

Even though Anita Hill had not been the only black person to testify against Clarence Thomas, the temperament of the situation forces a mandate on gender.  The fact that she reported a sexual discourse was the biggest issue, considering the … Continue reading

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Review of “The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought

In studying the consciousness of the oppressed groups, black women challenge two approaches: This approach claims that “subordinate groups identify with the powerful and have no valid independent interpretation of their own oppression.” (Collins, 338) This approach assumes that “the … Continue reading

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Review of “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” by Audre Lorde

We are conditioned to view the world in juxtaposition: dominant/subordinate, good/bad and superior/inferior.  We tend to view the world in terms of binaries or hierarchical terms.  Society defines dominance and superiority in terms of profit.  In order to be on … Continue reading

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Review of “Lesbianism: An Act of Resistance” by Cheryl Clarke

This article written by Cheryl Clarke, is the first article I have read thus far speaking out against lesbianism.  As she is a very fervent speaker on the topic, her tone appears to be very angry and zealous.  Like many … Continue reading

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Review of An Argument For Black Women’s Liberation As A Revolutionary Force by Mary Ann Weathers

Speaking on women’s liberation, Mary Ann Weathers concentrates on reclaiming the African heritage and rightfully having a place in the world.  She willingly and enthusiastically supports the black liberation movement hoping that it will be positively receptive to all oppressed … Continue reading

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