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Women Culture and Society

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In Lorde's essay "Age, Class, Race & Sex: Women Redefining Difference", she states, "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house". I took this statement's message as having to do with racism being the "master's house" and the various ways we express racial feelings and actions as the "master's tools". Therefore, this statement implies that we as women will not use our own tools to destroy what we have created coincidentally perpetuating the cycle of racism against women of other races, sexual orientation, and ethnicities. In the book, A Multicultural Anthology by Estelle Disch she defines multiracial feminism as "An approach to feminism developed by women of color that incorporates the wide range of women's and men's experiences, acknowledges intersecting identities of privilege and oppression, explores the structural sources of diversity and oppression, and leads to multiple understandings of what it means to be a woman or a man in various racial, ethnic, and class contexts. Multiracial feminism assumes that

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