Audre Lorde's Sister Outsider

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Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider served as a fundamental literary work for the Soviet Revolution. Unlike the other African American figures that were involved in the revolution, Lorde’s unique circumstances created an interesting perspective, which allowed her work to become a powerful contribution to the conception of the Soviet revolution. Hughes and Du Bois, two influential African American figures, were bonded by common threads and shared common experiences; this thread was being African American and males navigating through life in the United States. Many of the issues that the aforementioned figures focused on were reflective of things they had experienced/observed; as a result, they were easily placed in a mold. The mold created…show more content…
More specifically, Lorde was a woman. Being a woman, Lorde’s perspective of life in the United States was vastly different from her male counterparts. In Lorde’s work she discusses her first observations of how woman were treated in America. She states “since my parents shared all making of policy and decision, in my child’s eye my mother must have been other than woman” (Lorde, 16). At a young age Lorde was able to recognize that woman were often left out of the conversations and having a voice made people view you differently. In Sister Outsider Lorde explores the position of African American women in the United States in connection with how they are viewed by other women of color, white woman and men. Lorde states “Black women being told that we can be somehow better, and are worse, but never equal. To Black men. To other women. To human beings” (Lorde 160). The observations on the treatment of women of color formed a new dynamic that other individuals had left out; leading her to find solace as well as her place in the Soviet revolution. Including women especially women of color in the conversation, in which their feelings, thoughts, and experiences were often times disregarded, created the opportunity for the soviet revolution to be a more appealing outlet for women that were frustrated with their
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