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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Very interesting and insightful post and responses.

He will begin his doctoral study in Culture and Theory at Irvine in the fall. The arrogant blindness of comfortable white women. In response, Lorde wrote to Daly of her letterr, posting her letter on 6 Mayand sending it as well to two mutual friends, Adrienne Rich and Michelle Cliff. The Metaethics of Radical Feminism.

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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 dalg.

And I look forward to reading what you have to say in detail. A Black Lesbian Feminist’s Response. Did you ever read my words, or did you merely finger through them for quotations which you thought valuably support maty already-conceived idea concerning some old and distorted connection between us?


I have read all of the poems, some of them several times. Thank you again for bringing up these issues.

Mary Daly’s Letter to Audre Lorde

What is this work all for? Then there was a hope of audrs to get to Vermont in August, but the summer was overwhelmingly eventful.

Like Liked by 1 person. Whites as a whole have been reluctant to do the work that some whites have done to eradicate racism from white-dominated Left movements, feminism included.

Mary Daly’s Letter to Audre Lorde

You have helped me to be aware of different dimensions of existence, and I thank you for this. I called and left a message on your machine.

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Is radical lesbian feminism going to be buried by patriarchal erasure? No Black feminist figure has been more widely quoted or less critically engaged with. So the question arises in my mind, Mary, do you ever really read the work of black women?

Where would I look audree, say, study the original copies? Majak Bredell November 12, at Just food for thought. Notify me of new posts via email.

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When I speak of knowledge, as you know, I am speaking of that dark and true depth which understanding serves, wiats upon, and makes accessible through language to ourselves and others. I wonder if you will day any time available when I come to New York for the Simone de Beauvoir conference? I have read all of the poems, some of them several times. There is only now and the hope of breaking the barriers between us — of constantly expanding the vision.


I would like lette use this historic conversation in a class I teach or in my thesis, somehowbut would need to know where to look to find them in an academically-citable source.

You have helped me to be aware of different dimensions of existence, and I thank you for this. You each have been so influential in the shaping of my feminist views. She makes this very point in a February interview published in Off Our Backs: I hope that future focus will be not so much on Mary Daly, Audre Lorde and the past but on our own efforts to eradicate racism.