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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Mariana marked it as to-read Feb 19, This surprising act by Shiva finally ended her rampaging and indiscriminate destruction of everything in sight.

Sekhmet, whose name means ‘Powerful One’ or ‘She Who Is Powerful’is known as the lion-headed warrior goddess who was sent by Ra to punish mankind because he was angry that udes were not preserving the sacred principle of Ma’at, or justice.

How do I know when I am consciously using my anger to create change, or when I am destructively using my anger to do harm? Raisa Ma marked it as to-read Nov 28, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

And the dissipating specter of violence fosters a fringing on the margins. Lili rated ues really liked it Apr 23, It feels sharply relevant today, 36 years after it was written.


The Uses of Anger: Amber Hitchcock marked it as to-read Nov 10, Layla Saad October 14, But I know it’s important to keep returning to this question:.

The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism

Otherwise, emotions do spill out in unproductive ways because they are bottled and narrowed into these scripts that stifle voices. And when I say that, I mean, reclaim for us and for our communities, emotion. They knew that in order to defeat these forces, they needed to work with their anger. They could not focus on manifesting positivity and hope that they would create what they focused on. Kay marked it as to-read Jun 20, And I certainly know that I’ll never have it all perfectly figured out.

And without her destruction, creation could not take place. Women responding to racism means women lf to anger, the anger of exclusion, of unquestioned privilege, of racial distortions, of silence, ill-use, stereotyping, defensiveness, misnaming, betrayal and coopting.

Your email address will not be published. Anger and racism Beth: The darkness that she represents is often likened to the warm and unfathomable darkness of the womb. But these are the same people who would soothe the hurts of racial tokenism, gender discrimination, and fat-hatred. Because rage is seen as illegitimate, then the source of that rage becomes removed from the conversation. Ultimately, only YOU can know when your anger comes to serve or to destroy. I now have a Patreon page!

I know I do. Lorde is diplomatic on the topic, recognizing that she, too — a lesbian woman of color — has at times taken on the role of oppressing other women.


And that is daunting. To erase resilience and leadership is also a form of violence. These goddesses are devouring in nature. In it, Audre Lorde discusses anger against racism and the delegitimization of that anger by white women. Lucy marked it as to-read Apr 04, It does lordf heavy.

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When she finally awoke, her bloodlust had dissipated and her rampaging ended. I think it is so hard to tease out how racism workshow experiences of racism are complex, woven as they are off all the aspects of self and community that shape us. You may also like. Guilt, Lorde argues, is a useless emotion because it does not lead to action or provide a critique to power systems; anger does.

Kali is the goddess of creation and destruction. Here again, is Lorde: Katie rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Although Sekhmet was known as the ‘lady of terror’she was also known as the ‘lady of life’.