Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mary Daly Former Professor At Boston College On St. Paul

As I wrote in Gyn/Ecology: all patriarchal religions are patriarchal—right? They take different forms. What would I think? There's nothing to think about. It has taken another form—seductive, probably, because christianity is so overtly warlike and abusive. And furthermore, I don't know what "enlightened" means. It's not a word that's in my vocabulary.
This is like a christian woman being upset over something that Paul said, instead of seeing that of course he's an asshole.
He's one more very macho asshole described as a saint and as enlightened, and once you get over that, you get over it. You see it for what it is and you don't worry about why he would say such a thing. Of course he would say such a thing. That's what he is. It's really extremely simple. Stop wrestling with it; it's not interesting. Get out of it.
That would be my approach to it. Misogynists! Hateful! All of them! I studied them. And finally I just didn't try to reason with it anymore. Boston College was most enlightening to me.
The experience of being fired for writing The Church and the Second Sex introduced me to the idea that it's not going to change. That's the way it is—leave it.
(Interview with EnlightenNext magazine, Fall-Winter 1999)

Link (here) to the dynamite piece at Ignatius Scoop by Carl Olson


Maria said...

Is it not significant that this photo of Mary Daly reveals only virility ?

Anonymous said...

Why do you keep drawings attention to this grotesque hag and her pernicious, blasphemous views? She's best forgotten.

Anonymous said...

Quotes from a mean, old, male oppressor:

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do."

"She that won't be counseled can't be helped."

"If you would be loved, love and be lovable."

"When in doubt, don't."

"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."

Ben Franklin

Rob C. said...

"Stop wrestling with it; it's not interesting. Get out of it."

Ms. Daly believes one should "get out of it," but was perfectly content to draw a paycheck from a nominally Catholic Jesuit university.

I think there's a word for that.

Joseph Fromm said...

Rob C.

I am cracking up! That is hilarious.