By Anna Dewar Gully and Dr. Kristen Liesch
FOOL US ONCE, SHAME ON US
Many decades ago, the black lesbian activist and poet (and all around inspiration and truth-teller) Audre Lorde challenged feminist academia to consider how it was reproducing the inequities of patriarchy.
Famously, Lorde declared, “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”
She went on to clarify by asking, “What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy?” and then, by responding, “It means that only the most narrow perimeters of