Shuck and Jive

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Go. All. The. Way

Thanks to the Friars for linking to this article in the Washington Post about the death of Mary Daly. Susan Brooks-Thistlethwaite recounted this memory of the sinning feminist:

I used to talk with Mary Daly in Boston as we lived in the same neighborhood and had our cars repaired at the same garage. She once said to me, in a critical tone, "they'll punish you just as much for being a little bit of a feminist as going all the way."
That is the truth. It applies to more than just feminism.

Moral? Sin big, baby.

Go for justice all the way.

Thanks, Mary.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this news. I can't get the Washington Post (to which I became addicted when I lived in D.C.) except on Sundays.

    Here's a quote from her Wickedary of the English Language (the only interpolation in the quote that is from Sea Raven is reference to Dick Cheney):

    "real presence ["the doctrine that Christ is actually present in the Eucharist" -- Webster's] 1: the real absence of christ in the eucharist 2: the vacuum created by the appearance of VIPs on television and in the flesh 3: the "presence" of power, brains, beauty, charm, etc. in the consumer products of the phallotechnic establishment: presence of absence. Canny Comment: "If Nixon [or Dick Cheney] is alone in a room, is anybody there?"