1) What are you learning from the work?
Being a mixed race woman of this society, I understand Lorde's perspective of differences between white and black women. Much of what she discusses has been mentioned in my own household. While it would be better for colored, middle-class people to come together, we are in the habit of believing "every man to himself" or in this case every woman. Not only is there a fear of being inferior, there is a stagnant belief that women of different races will not/do not truly understand certain struggles. Although I believe that no matter what color, sex, age, sexual orientation, no other people can really walk in your shoes. However, there is a point in time where certain struggles shouldn't matter when it comes to women uniting and taking a stand for eachother. Not just understanding differences, but learning these differences and realizing we are all woman no matter shape, color, class, age.
2)What text-based questions are you pursuing or do you want the rest of us to think about and explore with you?
Why is it so hard for generations to learn from older generations? We learn the history in school and we must hear old stories from grandparents. We know about the 60's and 70's how hard middle-low class society pushed for equality, so why are we so indifferent to the way things are? Are we ignorant, lazy, or scared to make change? Women have proven that they are just as intelligent and dominant as men by earning a degree and taking positions in the work place. Why is there such a lack of respect from men and sometimes other women? Could it be jealousy or aggression due to others' lack of successes.
3) Locate a passage within the work which requires you to read and reread. (TYPE/INCLUDE the passage). Write about that passage, trying to make sense of it. Stumble.
"Black women who once insisted that lesbianism was a white woman's problem now insists that black lesbians are a threat to black nationhood, are consorting...