I know this letter comes at a strange moment, but letters circulate even after you , Mary Daly, about my long-standing engagement with Audre Lorde’s open. The following is an excerpt of another passage from Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider: essays and speeches. An Open Letter to Mary Daly May 6. Levitt presents a letter to Mary Daly to share her response to Audre Lorde’s open letter criticizing Daly’s Gyn/Ecology. She says Daly’s silence about Lorde’s.

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We must always look ahead and work towards justice! No Black feminist figure has been more widely quoted or less critically engaged with.

More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Sister Outsider: So grateful that you appreciate the blog and are sharing your thoughts. I will be commenting this in my blog on Friday. View the Study Pack. Black Women, Hatred, and Anger.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches – An Open Letter to Mary Daly Summary & Analysis

And Maat, this can seem like ancient herstory… kind of like the way I felt about Alger Hiss and the pumpkin papers when I was a kid, but everything has a context. He will begin his doctoral study in Culture and Theory at Irvine in the fall. First, I want to thank you for sending me The Black Unicorn. The Metaethics of Radical Feminism. This being said, you are correct that attention should be focused on the future and how to eradicate racism and all injustice. Thanks for your encouragement and support!


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My number is …. Shortly after Daly received a copy of her letter from DeVeaux, she called friends and colleagues asking them to help make this information more widely known.

I want to write about Audre Lorde. As I put this piece together my goal was to let Daly speak for herself and not offer too much commentary — but in doing so, clearly I left out important details.

Love, Love this post and string of comments. You have made aufre point very strongly and you most definitely do have a point. Posted by Kevin Kane at May the strength of all the Goddesses be with you — Mary. May the strength of all the Goddesses be with you — Mary.

American Poetry and Feminism: Audre Lorde letter to Mary Daly

This is not a rhetorical question. Newer Post Older Post Home. The Uses of Anger: You have helped me to be aware of different dimensions of existence, and I thank you for this. View a FREE sample.

I called and left a message on your machine. Between the exchange of words and a real engagement. However, we had people we knew very little about.

I have included an excerpt of the letter. Can patriarchy, a year old system, actually be overturned? Many of them moved me very deeply — others seemed farther from my own experience.


Then there was a hope of trying to get to Vermont in August, but the summer was overwhelmingly eventful. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Clearly there is no simple response possible to the matters you raise in your adure.

This is not a rhetorical question. By continuing to use this website, you agree adure their use.

Lorde, Audre – “An Open Letter to Mary Daly” (6 May ) | WIST

Since I have a lot to do here, I had thought of just flying dalyy Friday morning and returning that night. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In response, Lorde wrote to Daly of her concerns, posting her letter on 6 Mayand sending it as well to two mutual friends, Adrienne Rich and Michelle Cliff. This version also includes a preface which reads: There is only now and the hope of breaking the loorde between us — of constantly expanding the vision.

Daly and Lorde were very different people.