The Master 's Tools : A Powerful Piece Written By Audre Lorde

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The essay written by Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House” is a powerful piece written to highlight the struggles faced by racial and social minorities in America. She writes from the perspective of a queer feminist and also highlights that this not only relates to feminists, but to all black women. She says that the input from black women isn’t normally requested and therefore the problems faced by blacks are not addressed. Her opinion can be closely related to the Black Lives Matter Movement, a movement created and promoted by blacks in America to raise awareness of black men, women and children being killed across the nation. Her stance can be related to the Black Lives Matter Movement in various ways, such as the exclusion of blacks from society by whites and may be extended to the exclusion of people from the LGBTQ by blacks in society. As a woman that identifies as queer, Lorde speaks that the odds are against her, as she is not only a black feminist, but a black, queer feminist, and the black community can relate to her feeling.

The title of the piece, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House” is basically a summary of how she feels. The unwritten rules, roles and gender functions that govern what is socially acceptable were created by white men and therefore were not really fit to please the women in society. The inequity in these reasons is the reason why feminism was started by white, middle class women. The…

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