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Radical lesbian feminist theologian/philosopher Mary Daly’s memorial service will be webcast this Sat., May 1. Sign up to watch at: http://marydaly.org/
Daly is known for her strong critique of patriarchy, especially the Roman Catholic Church. She was an early and original feminist thinker.
Born in 1928 and raised Roman Catholic, Daly was educated in Catholic schools and earned Ph.D.s in English, theology and philosophy. She taught at Boston College from 1967 to 1999. She died in January at age 81.
Her books include “The Church and the Second Sex” (1968) and “Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation” (1973). After that she moved beyond Christianity.
Mary Daly’s most famous quote:
“If God is male, then male is God. The divine patriarch castrates women as long as he is allowed to live on in the human imagination.”