Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Topics for Discussion

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Discuss what Audre Lorde sees as the common sources for various types of discrimination and oppression (sexism, racism, etc.).

Why did Audre Lorde write "An Open Letter to Mary Daly?" Consider the tone of the letter.

Discuss Audre Lorde's relationship with her mother. How did her mother influence her writing style? In what ways did her mother teach her, through both good examples and bad?

What is institutional dehumanization as defined by Audre Lorde? What does this concept have to do with capitalism in her view? What are the connections between institutional dehumanization and racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice?

Discuss rifts within the black community as perceived by Audre Lorde, including those between black men and black women, black women and other black women, and heterosexual blacks and homosexual blacks. Why are these rifts detrimental? What causes them and what does Lorde...

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