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The Masters Tools and House

November 7, 2021 in

The Masters Tools Will Never Dismantle the Masters House┬áis a poem by Audre Lorde. Lorde is a Black American feminist poet that has strong beliefs towards racism, sexism and homophobia. A discussion of what the poem is about is based on two things that stood out to me. The “masters tools” which is about racism and classism. The “masters house” is a metaphor that speaks around strength and underestimation. The existing power that Audre Lorde speaks of, is the dynamics and hierarchies that abides by committees, institutions and organizations. Women in this society have the power too and can be the masters tools and the masters house.