Analysis Of Audre Lorde And Bell Hooks

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Over time we can see how our civilization can socially change based on the transformations from a person’s behaviors, culture or social structures. Both Audre Lorde and Bell Hooks are talking in her essays about the many forms of being oppressed by someone. Those domination might be patriarchal, but both are emphasizing our society to acknowledge oppression from all genders, not only from men. Moreover, they talk that females are not only can be seen as the victim, they are also as perpetrators. Lorde talks about the “mythical norm” and says “In America, this norm is usually defined as white, thin, male, young, heterosexual, Christian, and financially secure” (Lorde, 651). Meaning that if you are different or less than this norm, there is …show more content…

There was no occasion in learning what a female quality is. A great quote out of Andrea Ayvazian’s essay is “Allied behavior is intentional, overt, consistent activity that challenges prevailing patterns of oppression, makes privileges that are so often invisible visible, and facilitates the empowerment of persons targeted by oppression" (Ayvazian, 671). I think that everyone has been acted like an ally. Ayvazian defines that an ally is an individual who belongs to a dominated group of our society, it’s kind of a role model for the community because Allies are fighting for their own beliefs. Allies have a greater authority to others or can influence others better. I’m considering me in a way of an ally to females too. But with attending this class I became in general more open minded to others and if I see racisms or sexism against females I learned to speak up for the people who can’t. As a whole group and with allies behind your back, your fear will be reduced in standing up against violence, racism or other debated topics. That’s why people like Andrea Ayvazian encourage individuals to get together to fight against all types of prejudice and stereotype thinking. Mark Bittman talks in how to defeat the power of oligarchy and how to overcome the corporate control. “What matters is forcing the government to act in the interests of the sometimes-silent majority rather than its corporate

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