Anti-Trans, RadFem, Catholic Theologian Mary Daly Dies

Posted by – January 4, 2010

Mary Daly died yesterday.

She resigned from her position at Boston College because she wouldn’t let male students into her Women’s Studies classes. feh.

From her Wiki entry:

Also in Gyn/Ecology, Daly asserted her negative view of transsexual people, whom she referred to as “Frankensteinian.” She labels transsexualism a “male problem” and claimed that post-operative transsexuals exist in a “contrived and artifactual condition.”[13] Daly was also the dissertation advisor to Janice Raymond, whose dissertation, published in 1979 as The Transsexual Empire, is critical of “transsexualism.” Transsexual activist Riki Wilchins has accused Daly of being transphobic.

Mostly we’ll just wait for the rest of them to go, too. Being an anti-trans feminist these days is about as logical as being against same-sex marriage: wrong side of history.

2 Comments on Anti-Trans, RadFem, Catholic Theologian Mary Daly Dies

  1. Véronique says:

    She was quite the feminist hero when I was at Boston College, especially for standing up for the full participation of women in the Catholic Church. Much later, I learned of her views on transsexualism. Not just the wrong side of history, but the wrong side of science and medicine!

  2. […] (Read as a whole, Phil’s obit gives a very balanced assessment; go read it if Daly intrigues you. See also Helen Boyd’s obit at enGender.) […]

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