Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mary Daly

I suspended my New York Times during my trip but my delivery person insists on saving all copies for me until I come back. So I was going through them and just today I learned that Mary Daly died. I feel guilty for not noting that on this blog. She is an important radical feminist voice in this country, and that is important when people assume that there is only liberal feminists in the US. I also should state that she--just like Catherine MacKinnon--has been defined by her enemies who caricatured her positions and not by her own writings. And note (like in this lousy obituary) that people refer to her exclusion of male students from her feminist classes but they don't mention that she offered to tutor them privately.