Dec 01, 1978 · "There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise." Thus begins this powerful essay; Uses of the Erotic defines the power of the erotic, names the process by which women have been stripped of this power, and considers how women can reclaim it. Uses of the Erotic shines among 4.6/5. The Erotic, as defined and discussed by educator and poet, Audre Lorde, is a profound resource of feminine power housed within the spiritual plane of women’s existence. This power, as she describes in her 1978 essay “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power”, is a sense of deep satisfaction – beyond the sexual deceptively portrayed in.
In her essay, “The Uses of the Erotic,” Audre Lorde writes: The erotic functions for me in several ways, and the first is in providing the power which comes from sharing deeply any pursuit with another person. The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis. Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power [Paper delivered at the Fourth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Mount Holyoke College, August 25, 1978. Published as a pamphlet by Out & Out Books (available from The Crossing Press). Reprinted in Sister.
Jul 20, 2012 · Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic As Power [Audre Lorde, Camille Bonzani] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. Thus begins this powerful essay; Uses of the Erotic defines the power of the erotic3.4/5(3). The Uses of the Erotic The Erotic as Power AUDRE LORDE A udre Lorde died in November, 1992. Audre Lorde was author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, recipient of national and international awards, and a founding member of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press. Her most recent poetry includes Undersongs: Chosen Poems Old and.
In "The Uses of the Erotic" within Sister Outsider, she discusses how erotic comes from sharing, but if we suppress the erotic rather than recognize its presence, it takes on a different form. Rather than enjoying and sharing with one another, it is objectifying, which she says translates into abuse as we attempt to hide and suppress our. The erotic is a form of power, it’s a word that has had its meaning stolen from it. Today people hear the world erotic and they think of pornography but what the erotic actually means is the ability to have a strong internal sense of satisfaction that give you power.
Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power by Audre Lorde. As an empowered woman, you've probably already heard about feminist, womanist, activist and writer Audre Lorde. And if you've read any of her quotes, you know that she's a master at crafting evocative poetry and prose that gets straight to the heart of the matter. The thing is, a quote. In Audre Lorde’s essay, “Uses of the Erotic,” she discusses the cost of the detachment of the erotic as a source of power and the effect its loss has on women’s existence. Basically, the erotic is a source of power that has the ability to create change.