Mary Daly (October 16, 1928 – January 3, 2010), one of the most important figures in contemporary feminist theory and author of "Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism" published in 1978; "Beyond God The Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation," 1973; and "The Church and The Second Sex," 1968-- all published by Beacon Press. This lecture, delivered at the University of California, Berkeley on May 15, 1980, is based on "Gyn/Ecology" about which Adrienne Rich wrote; "In this deeply original, provocative book, outrage, hilarity, grief, profanity, lyricism and moral darling join in bursting the accustomed bounds even of feminist discourse." Rich's words also describe this lecture which was enthusiastically received by a crowded auditorium of more than 300 women. Produced by Karla Tonella, KPFA. Contains sensitive language that is bleeped.
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