Age, Class, And Sex: Women Redefining Difference By Audre Lorde

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In the essay titled, “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference”, Audre Lorde discusses the ways society teaches individuals to believe that when discussing difference, there are only dichotomous views. She describes these dualities as being dominant/subordinate, good/bad, superior/inferior, etc. Within these dichotomies, there is always one group who is the subordinate, bad, inferior, which she believes to be the black/third world people, working-class people, older people, and women. Although there are differences between humans, she argues that “it is not those differences between us that are separating us, instead it is the refusal to recognize those differences, and to examine the distortions which result from our misnaming

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