Radical lesbian feminist icon, Dr. Mary Daly, passed away on Sunday at Wachusett Manor nursing home in Gardner, MA. Boston.com writes, "One of Dr. Daly's caregivers was reading to her from the 'Wickedary' when she died."
The "Wickedary" was one of the many works on the patriarchy, feminist theology and feminist philosophy, which Dr. Daly published. Daly held two doctorates in sacred theology and philosophy from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, a B.A. in English from The College of Saint Rose, an M.A. in English from The Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in religion from St. Mary's College. Daly taught at the Jesuit run Boston College for 33 years. She retired in 1999 after a conflict arose with BC administration when she did not allow men into her classes.
Linda Barufaldi one of Dr. Daly's former graduate students who cared for her said, "It was Mary's wish that if women or people want to memorialize her in any way they should stay in their own locality and have a get-together where they read or discuss her work."
Mary Daly was an only child and is survived by the entire lesbian sisterhood.
Rest in peace.
NPR remembers Mary Daly. listen below: