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Connecting Women In Audre Lorde’s piece, The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House, she focuses on the differences between white and black woman as the “...key to our survival as a [woman’s] movement” (100). She feels that we should not tolerate our differences, but embrace them as a whole. Pretending there are no differences leads women to be defined and ruled by the established patriarchal structure: “They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change” (99). Using our differences as a bond instead of a separation allows women to gain power. Lorde feels this separation is the failure of white American feminist theory to include poor and black women in their campaign. I do not agree with Lorde’s claim that the failure of the feminist movement lies in the hands of white feminists. She notes that the “…women who clean your house and
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