Friday, April 23, 2010

Audre Lorde Delivering Her Great Speech (and Essay), "The Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic As Power"

UPDATE: Source of speech: "Feminist Perspective On Pornography" in San Francisco, November 1978. With thanks to growbean for that information.

[1 August 2010: Julian's note: please also see this A.R.P. post for the full text of the speech along with links to several books by and about her.]

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growbean April 21, 2010 — Uses of the Erotic: the Erotic as Power is one of the most important essays of the 20th century, written and read by Audre Lorde:

4 comments:

antiintellect said...

I cannot believe no one commented on this post. Audre Lorde is a powerful mother for all of humanity. She of rare insight! I love her so much. Respect her struggle her fight!

Julian Real said...

YES, antiintellect, YES!!!

thefeministtexican said...

Wow, how did I miss this?!

You know, between this and your MacKinnon post, I think I'm gonna have to go back and bust out my copy of Feminism & Pornography. (Lorde's piece is in there too!)

Julian Real said...

Hey tft,

True that! And we can "discuss" anything in that book if ya want.

I'm soooo thrilled this Audre Lorde essay was recorded!!!