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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American Poetry and Feminism: Audre Lorde letter to Mary Daly

Many of them moved me very deeply — others seemed farther from my own experience. You are commenting using your Twitter account. She makes this very point in a February interview published in Off Our Backs: A Biography of Audre Lorde []. I called and left a message on your machine. Lorde writes with such eloquent conviction, that one would think it inconceivable not to respond to such a powerful questioning of intention.

Thanks so much for your comments Mary! Why would people be so afraid of the Soviet Union? You may also like Can patriarchy, a year old system, actually be overturned? Fill in loree details below or click an icon to log in: Please familiarize yourself with our Comment Policy before posting. Lorde had commented on this issue over the years and in claimed in an interview that if she had received a response from Dalyshe would not have published her critique as an open letter.


Lessons for the Movement. This is not a rhetorical question. Wow, I agree this is really interesting.

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Home Categories Politics U. So the question arises in my mind, Mary, do you ever really read the work of black women? But simply because so little material on non-white female power and symbol leetter in white women’s words from a radical feminist perspective, to exclude this aspect of connection from lrtter comment in your work is to deny the fountain of noneuropean female strength and power that nurtures each of our visions.

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Mary Daly’s Letter to Audre Lorde

You are commenting using your Letterr account. Notify me of new comments via email. Clearly there is no simple response possible to the matters you raise in your letter.

We have more to loose in not talking about the past, or documenting what really happened. Newer Post Older Post Home. Posted by Kevin Kane at This is not a rhetorical question.


The letter conveys a challenging tone toward Daly and enumerates the many omissions and distortions Lorde feels Daly has made regarding the issues affecting non-white, non-European women.

It is important to have this letter available widely. I have read all of the poems, some of them several times. 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. He will begin his doctoral study in Culture and Theory at Irvine in the fall. The Metaethics of Radical Feminism. So that means we are either immortal or born to die and no note taken, un-women. This site uses cookies.

Is radical lesbian feminism going to be buried by patriarchal erasure? It is obvious that you have done a tremendous amount of work for this book.