we have to learn to live now the future we are fighting for …
- Mary Daly, Beyond God the Father, p.138
Today, October 16th 2012, Mary Daly would have been celebrating her eighty-fourth birthday. Chapter Five of her 1973 book, Beyond God the Father, is now available to read here:
In this wonderful chapter, Mary examines how we have been divided from each other under the sex caste system; how the continuation of the sex caste system depends upon the perpetuation of the division of women from women; and how the emerging feminist consciousness threatens the sex caste system on a profound level by the affirmation of our communal being, by our reaching “toward something beyond opposition.” (p.154)
Happy birthday Mary Daly, and thank you.