Friday, October 16, 2009

On October 16

On this day in ...
... 1928, Mary Daly (right) was born in Schenectady, New York. (photo credit) Following a Roman Catholic education that culminated in a Ph.D. in 1954 from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, Daly taught philosophy and earned a 2d doctorate at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, then joined the theology faculty at Boston College. She is a noted feminist theorist. Her 1st book, The Church and the Second Sex (1968), traced misogynism in the church. Daly's exclusion of men from some classes touched off a Title IX-and-tenure controversy that ended with a settlement resulting in her retirement. She maintains a website, dubbing herself a "radical elemental feminist."

(Prior October 16 posts are here and here.)

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