Because I must keep the spirit of my revolt and myself alive. Edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua, this collection of writings by “Radical Women of Color,” cracked open the manicured shell of white feminism, revealing its racist, homophobic underbelly. What a revelation it was to reread This Bridge Called My Back. It is inappropriate for progressive or liberal white people to expect warriors in brown armor to eradicate racism. Our hands are not clean. This page was last edited on 2 September 2019, at 09:20. He fears he will have to change his life once he has seen himself in the bodies of the people he has called different.”, “We are challenging white feminists to be accountable for their racism because at the base we still want to believe that they really want freedom for all of us.”, “The real power, as you and I well know, is collective. We’d love your help. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, “I am a woman with a foot in both worlds; and I refuse the split. As a bilingual/bicultural woman whose native culture is not American, I live in an American system, abide by American rules of conduct, speak English when around English speakers, etc., only to be confronted with utter ignorance or concocted myths and stereotypes about my own culture.

I can't afford to be afraid of you, nor your of me. But what do men really know about women? Quotes tagged as "this-bridge-called-my-back", “Difference is that raw and powerful connection from which our personal power is forged.”, “5Our standard of living, our very survival here, is based upon raw exploitation of working-class women - white black, and third world - in all parts of the world.

Buy flowers. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color is a feminist anthology edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa first published in 1981 by Persephone Press.

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“Complacency is a far more dangerous attitude than outrage. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Quotes Cherríe Moraga This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of This Bridge Called My Back.

“I think of how, even as a feminist lesbian, I have so wanted to ignore my own homophobia, my own hatred of myself for being queer. Quotes By Cherríe L. Moraga.

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Use salt to flavour our food. This Bridge Called My Back I write to record what others erase when I speak, to rewrite the stories others have miswritten about me, about you.

He fears he will discover in himself the same aches, the same longings as those of the people he has shit on... . By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it. Published in 1981, the book challenged white feminists claims to solidarity, putting forth instead a model of feminism that embraced … It takes head-on collisions, let's do it" this polite timidity is killing us.”, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, Esta Puente, Mi Espalda: Voces de Mujeres Tercermundistas En Los Estados Unidos, This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color. For a lesbian trying to survive in a heterosexist society, there is no easy way around these emotions. ', 'Fundamentally, I started writing to save my life. Welcome back. I feel the necessity for dialogue. I have sometimes felt "not woman enough" for her. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And yet, the truth of the matter is that I have sometimes taken society's fear and hatred of lesbians to bed with me. Sometimes I feel it urgently.”, “A theory in the flesh means one where the physical realities of our lives — our skin color, the land or concrete we grew up on, our sexual longings — all fuse to create a politic born of necessity.”, “I am what I am and you can't take it away with all the words and sneers at your command.”, “...it is not really the difference the oppressor fears so much as the similarity. I write to record what others erase when I speak, to rewrite the stories others have miswritten about me, about you.

In 1979, we talk of "old gay" and "butch and femme" roles as if they were ancient history. ~ Gloria E. Anzaldúa This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color is a feminist anthology edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa first published in 1981 by Persephone Press.

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It is the same situation when it comes to dominant and non-dominant or colonizing and colonized cultures/ countries/ people.

Because the writing saves me from this complacency I fear.

Quotes tagged as "this-bridge-called-my-back" Showing 1-2 of 2 “Difference is that raw and powerful connection from which our personal power is forged.” ― Audre Lorde Similarly, in a white-dominated world, there is little getting around racism and our own internalization of it. Yes, my own life first. I have been afraid to criticize lesbian writers who choose to "skip over" these issues in the name of feminism. Travel.

Refresh and try again. All those things that give material weight to idea of America - conflating capitalism and democracy, demarcating 'us' from 'them'.”.

We must also come to terms with the that still largely unexamined, undisclosed faith in the idea of America, that no matter how unbearable it is here, it is better than anywhere else; that's slippage between third world and third rate. Only screwed up myths concocted to perpetuate the power imbalance. For a woman to be a lesbian in a male-supremacist, capitalist, misogynist, racist, homophobic, imperialist culture, such at that of North America, is an act of resistance. 10 quotes from This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color: ‘I am a woman with a foot in both worlds; and I refuse the split. If it takes head-on collisions, let’s do it: this polite timidity is killing us.”. I have sometimes hated my lover for loving me.

Drink sweetened coffee. It's always there, embodied in someone we least expect to rub up against.”, “The real power, as you and I well know, is collective. I have not wanted to admit that my deepest personal sense of myself has not quite "caught up" with my "woman-identified" politics. There must be co-responsibility from people of color and white people to equally work on this issue. Use tires for the cars we drive. Error rating book. We consume and rely upon multiple choice to reify consumption. I feel t... Home I have sometimes felt "not man enough."

Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me.