Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Optional Supplemental Listening/Reading: The Erotic as Power

Listen or Read

In the recording below, Audre Lorde reads her essay, Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power.

While listening, consider binary gendered conditioning in our culture.  In relation to this, to whom does our culture grant the most permission/access/space to for their feelings? Who is granted the same for needs?

“We have been raised to fear the ‘yes’ within ourselves, our deepest cravings.”

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