A feminist work in progress.

MEETINGS Monday at 4:30pm in Harlan House. Food and discussion. Feel free to bring a friend!

WHO ARE WE? Third Wave Resource Group is a student rights and resource group centered in Harlan House, at Cornell. We are a safe, comfortable environment for community members which provides information, equality and empowerment informed by feminism. We believe feminism is about values & ideals. Empowerment & education. Community building & understanding. (And calling people out on their bullshit).

RESOURCES WE PROVIDE Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocacy, access to Safe Room, emergency transportation, library, kitchen, sewing room, safe zone, and confidentiality.

CONTACT 319)895-5750

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action - Audre Lorde [PDF] ›

Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.

And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.

Audre Lorde (via thechocolatebrigade)

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Some problems we share as women, some we do not. You fear your children will grow up to join the patriarchy and testify against you; we fear our children will be dragged from a car and shot down in the street, and you will turn your backs on the reasons they are dying.

Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” (via arewomenhuman)

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Audre Lorde, Meridel Le Sueur, and Adrienne Rich, 1980

White women face the pitfall of being seduced into joining the oppressor under the pretense of sharing power. This possibility does not exist in the same way for women of Color. The tokenism that is sometimes extended to us is not an invitation to join power; our racial “otherness” is a visible reality that makes that quite clear. For white women, there is a wider range of pretended choices and rewards for identifying with patriarchal power and its tools

Audre Lorde from “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” in Sister Outsider (via sisteroutsider)

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  1. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  2. Daring to be Bad by Alice Echols
  3. Click by J. Courtney Sullivan and Courtney E. Martin
  4. A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story by Elaine Brown
  5. The World Split Open by Ruth Rosen
  6. Colonize This! by Daisy Hernandez

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.

– Audre Lorde (via yeahohyeahyeah)

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“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

— Audre Lorde