November 19 , 2013
Journal Entry #12
In Mary Daly’s “After the Death of God the Father,” she discusses how the
JudaicChristian has served to legitimate sexually imbalanced patriarchal society. This
leads to the oppression of women and how comfortable we are as a society with that
situation. The most difficult part of the Christian religion is to rid them of this ideal and
allow themselves to not associate with such oppressive tendencies.
In Audre Lorde’s “Open Letter to Mary Daly,” she brings up the history of white
women and how they are unable to hear black women’s words, or to maintain dialogue.
Additionally, she questions Daly’s reasoning for excluding AfricanAmerican goddesses
such as Afrekete or Yemanje. She felt as if it was counterproductive to Daly’s beliefs if
she did not attempt to support all races. She basically intellectually attacks Daly and
displays how although her argument touches herself, it shows signs of JudaicChristian
Mary Hunt’s article “On Mary Daly,” analyzed Mary Daly’s beliefs stating how
revolutionary she was. Hunt praised her work and acknowledged all that she has done for
women and Boston College, as well as the world. Daly insisted on the primacy of
women’s voices and the need for women’s spaces as nonnegotiable elements of her
methodology. She believed in singlesex education and that it was the most conducive
way to women’s leadership.
In Rosemary Radford Reuther’s article, “Feminism and the Future of Religious
Studies,” she argues the issue of sexism in religion. Studies show the fact of m