Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger… Focused with precision, it can become a powerful source of energy serving progress and change. And when I speak of change, I do not mean a simple switch of positions or a temporary lessening of tensions, nor the ability to smile or feel good. I am speaking of a basic and radical alteration in those assumptions underlining our lives.

– Audre Lorde, “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding To Racism” 1981

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