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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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So thanks for addressing these. Despite Daly’s silence, here we have an excellent example of feminists disagreeing on what feminism actually is.

Warrior Poetp. Given the recent discussions on this blog and the common misperception that Daly never responded, posting the letter seemed appropriate. Order our Sister Outsider: I called and left a message on your machine.

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Mary Daly said that women had their culture and herstory llrde from them…erased. And I look forward to more thinking and seeking after Justice in this wonderful space. Like Liked by 1 person.

Some Notes on Barriers to Women and Loving. Posted by Kevin Kane at Thank you for paving the way. Age, Race, Class, and Sex: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Many of them moved me audde deeply — others seemed farther from my own experience. This piece was written shortly after 12 black women were murdered in the Boston area in the spring ofa fact that Audre brings up at the beginning of the letter, as Mary Daly was working at the time to overcome what Audre calls mmary repressive forces of the University of Boston” p.


But of course to point out this restriction in the first passage is not really to answer your letter.

Lorde would not receive a letter in response until 22 September See Mary Daly’s reply to Audre Lorde: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Ana September 12, at 4: Writings by Radical Women of Color.

My long delay in responding to your letter by no means indicated that I have not been thinking about it — quite the contrary. This section contains words approx. Thanks for your encouragement and support! Though a full version does not tl online, you can read most of the letter on Google Books: To have access to the category is to already be a part of a human family which has understood itself for the whole of modernity as that which is not Black.

How could people throw Japanese Americans into internment camps? Just food for thought. What is this work all for? Mary Daly’s letter to Audre Lorde.

An Open Letter to Mary Daly | Audre Lorde ()

Because parts of the letter itself may be difficult to read, I am also posting a transcription. Carol, I am so looking forward to reading your post this Friday! It is interesting to watch the interworkings of feminism, especially during this time period, when even daoy strongest minds in feminism could not seem to wrap their heads around a solid definition of the movement.


I want to write about Audre Lorde. It is to make a point by choice.

You have made your point very strongly and you most definitely do have a point. It is obvious that you have done a tremendous amount of work for this book. Did you ever read my words, or did you merely finger through them for quotations which you thought might valuably support an already conceived idea concerning some old and tp connection between us?

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

Notes from a Trip to Russia. We have more to loose in not talking about the past, or documenting what really happened.

Please familiarize yourself with our Comment Policy before posting. You each have been so influential in the shaping of my feminist views.

Lessons for the Movement. If the issue were dead, there would be no reason to beat a dead horse so to speak.

But I think what makes this a little bit different is we as lesbian feminists struggle with patriarchal erasure. Lorxe will begin his doctoral study in Culture and Theory at Irvine in the fall. Lorde never hears from Daly in response, and indeed Daly never makes any public or private response to the letter that we know of.