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Mary Daly (born October 16, 1928 in Schenectady, New York) is a radical feminist theologian. Before obtaining her three doctorates in sacred theology and philosophy from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, she received her B.A. in English from The College of Saint Rose, her M.A. in English from The Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in religion from St. Mary's College. She taught at Boston College, a Jesuit-run institution, for 33 years. Daly was forcibly retired from Boston College in 1999. October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. ... NY redirects here. ... Radical feminism is a branch of feminism that views womens oppression (which radical feminists refer to as patriarchy) as a basic system of power upon which human relationships in society are arranged. ... Theology (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογια, logia, words, sayings, or discourse) is reasoned discourse concerning religion, spirituality and gods. ... The Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D. = Sacrae Theologiae Doctor) is the final degree in the Pontifical University System of the Roman Catholic Church. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... University of Fribourg, main building (Photo: Norbert Aepli) The University of Fribourg (French: Université de Fribourg; German: Universität Freiburg) is a university in the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The College of Saint Rose In Tuo Lumino Videbumus Lumen (In Thy Light We Shall See Light) The College of Saint Rose is a private, independent, co-educational college in Albany, New York, United States of America, founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. ... The Catholic University of America (abbreviated CUA), located in Washington, DC, is unique as the national university of the Roman Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops. ... Saint Marys College is a private Catholic womens college founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ...


Daly is considered by many to be a highly inspirational feminist philosopher who has intricately woven into words the idea of living out a biophilic life; by others she is considered as a misandrogynist who practices reverse discrimination and perpetuates sexism. Her work has influenced decades of feminist work and theology and continues to make a dramatic impact.


She has advocated research into parthenogenesis (the growth and development of an embryo or seed without fertilization by a male) as a means of creating a male-free paradise. This interpretation of parthenogenesis in her literary work has often been cited by some. However, many understand Parthenogenesis in her philosophical work, Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy as naming "nothing less than the process of a woman creating her Self."[1] Kaguya is one success from 460 attempts at growing embryos. ... It has been suggested that embryology be merged into this article or section. ...


Controversially, Daly refused to admit male students to her introduction to feminist ethics class at Boston College. Instead, she agreed to meet with male students interested in feminism on an individual basis. The confrontations came to a head in 1998, when she refused to admit a male student into a class she was teaching. According to Boston College, the conflict unfolded as follows: Boston College confronted her and demanded she admit the student; Daly said that she would rather retire. Boston College used this as a "verbal agreement to retire" and forced her out against her will. Feminism is a collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies largely motivated by or concerned with the liberation of women. ...


She brought a lawsuit against the college in May 1999 because they had violated her rights as a tenured professor. As the case was about to go to trial in early 2001, Daly and Boston College reached an out-of-court settlement. Look up tenure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Daly recently protested the commencement speech of Condoleezza Rice at Boston College and continues to speak on campuses around the United States as well as internationally. Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Daly, Mary. Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy, page 114. Beacon Press: Boston. 1984

Bibliography

  • Amazon Grace: Re-Calling the Courage to Sin Big. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. ISBN 1-4039-6853-5
  • Quintessence: Realizing the Archaic Future. A Radical Elemental Feminist Manifesto. Beacon Press, 1998.
  • Websters' First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language. (with Jane Caputi and Sudie Rakusin) Harper, 1994.
  • Outercourse: The Bedazzling Voyage Containing Recollections from My Logbook of a Radical Feminist Philosopher. Harper, 1992.
  • Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy. Harper, 1992.
  • Gyn/ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism. Beacon Press. 1990 ISBN 0-8070-1413-3
  • The Church and the Second Sex. Harper & Row, 1968. Reprint: Beacon Press, 1985.
  • Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation. Beacon Press, 1973.
  • Natural Knowledge of God in the Philosophy of Jacques Maritain. Officium Libri Catholici, 1966.

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External links

  • Mary Daly's Official Website
  • http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/Daly.html
  • http://cat.nyu.edu/wickedary/dalyinfo.html
  • Controversy surrounding Daly
  • http://www.uua.org/ga/ga01/3032.html . Audio presentation on Daly's reading of her latest work, Amazon Grace: A 21st century Radical Feminist Adventure,cited as of May 5, 2006.
  • The Witch of Boston College
  • Interview with Mary Daly on KDVS, April 5 2006
Persondata
NAME Daly, Mary
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Feminist theologian
DATE OF BIRTH October 16, 1928
PLACE OF BIRTH Schenectady, New York, United States
DATE OF DEATH living
PLACE OF DEATH

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Mary Daly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (407 words)
Mary Daly (born 1928) is a radical feminist theologian, a mother of modern feminist theology.
Most controversially, Daly refused to admit male students to her classes at Boston College, provoking repeated reprimands from the University and accusations she was violating both university policy and Title IX requirements.
The confrontations came to a head in 1998, when she refused to admit two male students into a class she was teaching with the reason being that women needed their own space to give birth to their voices and selves.
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