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:


  1. 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!

  2. 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!)

  3. 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!!!