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  1. Hello Wonderful Sisters: I was sent your link by Charlene Spreknak and I am interested myself, in contributing a book review – if the reply section will take it… I will forward it with this message and if not, please let me know how to submit an article and/or book excerpt for: “Feminine Reformation; a goddess meta narrative textbook” primer. Thank you, Jayne DeMente 4 http://www.womensheritageproject.ning.com.

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  2. Just saw your link on the Wildhunt.org blog. For many reasons, such as dis-covering the realms of Deep Memory (a la Daly), I find this site an excellent resource.

    The reason I write: Do you have an RSS feed?

    Blessed Be,

    Aimhirghin

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  3. Re: Driscoll article on Mary Daly

    I’m thrilled to see that young scholars are writing about Daly and speaking of how transformational her work was in their lives. It is important, however, particularly when clarifying facts, to clarify them all. In her article, Driscoll spoke of Daly’s departure from her University, and the facts around the allegation that she would not teach male students. This is helpful, because her departure and her stance on what happened to her is still tainted by myth and legend.

    However, Driscolls’ passing remark about Mary’s “unwillingness to dialogue” with Audre Lorde also needs clarification. The original argument between them ensued when Daly was criticized about her objection to FGM (female genital mutilation), which she described as torture. When Audre framed the practice as a “cultural prerogative”, and dismissed Daly’s condemnation of the practice as “racist”, Daly’s reply, in part, was her assertion that there is one culture, and it’s patriarchy. There are only variations of the same theme.

    Daly never meant to offend Audre Lorde personally, and in fact, sent her a letter to attempt to clarify her position and to make amends to Lorde. Lorde never publicly acknowledged this letter, and facts of the correspondence were not uncovered until many years after Lorde’s death, when Audre’s biographer uncovered the document. Mary Daly continued to continue taking flak for the supposed “stand-off”, and allegations of racism. However, Daly had the integrity to never publicly dispute Lorde’s assertion that Daly refused to dialogue with her. It saddens me that the myth of Daly’s “racism” persists, even within Feminist academia, when the facts of the matter have now been in print, for years.

    Mary’s uncompromisingly fierce stance in support of women often got her into trouble. As Driscoll implied, she was not warm and fuzzy. She was, however, one of our strongest, most visionary Feminist theorists. She brought us vocabulary that we could use to reclaim ourselves and explain our circumstance within and outside of the framework of patriarchy.

    It is important that we, as women who are educating other women, to get it right. Thanks for writing about Mary Daly, Katie, and take heart that you don’t need to continue to feel bad about Daly’s conduct around Audre Lorde.
    Bright Blessings,

    Lin Daniels, MA
    Women’s Spirituality

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  4. Carol Christ recommended that I get in touch with you. I’m an author and a spiritual feminist and I hold strong opinions about feminism and religion. Mostly that religion needs more feminism. Carol tells me that I should write a guest blog. I don’t know how your site works. Can you please give me information?

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  5. Ladies, thank you for sharing your knowledge on the feminism movements of our country and sometimes beyond.

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  6. Where is Carol Christ’s post from March 9???

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  7. What happened to Carol’s post about Easter and Goddess?

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  8. I am a research student. My study is based on the construction of masculinities under religion Islam. I have read the literature a lot. But i could not find much on it. Please some one guide me what type of questions i will ask. what themes basically entail in Muslim masculinity.

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  9. Dear Sisters I would like to contribute to your site; our site! I like the work here and the many opinions are great, I love the diversity here. Please let me know whom can I speak with because I have many question before submitting a guest post. Thank you. Rafi*

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  10. Hi there! I am a graduate student at TCU, and I am wondering if Feminism and Religion has an academic journal? I love this blog, but I am looking for academic journals that match my interest in feminism and spirituality/religion. The only one I have found so far is Women’s Studies Quarterly, so could you recommend any others? Or do you run your own?

    Thank you so much!

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  11. Just wondered whether anyone has perused this information from the Tony Blair Foundation for International Women’s Day, on “Is religion good for women?” – http://www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/news/2013/03/07

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  12. Hi Dr. Helman!
    I just went around the BC campus to sadly find out that you aren’t teaching here anymore. I am now a senior and am applying to law school in November – Would you be able to email me with your new email address so that I may ask you a few questions?

    Best regards,
    Kyle A. Valente

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  13. I’m concerned that Carol Christ’s latest post which arrived this morning in my inbox, is not showing. It says ‘error 409 – this post may have been deleted or moved elsewhere’. I’m concerned that because of the material (some of which showed) the ‘powers that be’ deemed it p.c. to remove? The post is War, War, what are you fighting for.
    Can anyone throw light on this please? I’m aware that this may not be the correct forum in which to ask the question ..

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    • Thank you for contacting us. You may now have seen that Carol’s post is up and available. Sometimes we accidentally publish a post for a few second ahead of schedule – and then take it down – thus the error message. It’s a great post – hope you have now read and enjoyed it!

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  14. Stuart Dean, You certainly convinced me! Great essay. Love, Jane

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  15. Hi Safa and Kate (and Xochitl and Gina)–

    I’d like to know why ALL of my responses “await moderation”? I don’t ever trash other posts or responses, so what’s going on?

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  16. Hello. I suspect the most mysterious manuscript in the world was written by women. I think it is spiritual in nature and natural in spirit. I think the scholarship on it continues to be obstinately blind precisely because the work is by, for, and about women. Your insights into this theory would be most appreciated. Here is the blog I’ve developed on it. Best to you, Claudette

    http://voynichbirths.blogspot.com/

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  17. I submitted a article several weeks ago and I’m wondering if and when I will hear from anyone. Can you let me know what normally happens?

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    • Thank you, Susan, for your message! I so appreciate you following up. I will make sure to respond to you today. I look forward to reading your submission – thank you!

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  18. Can a man be a feminist? I am very much a feminist in that I personally believe in equal rights, equal pay, equl treatment of women. But I have been told by co-workers that “it’s a woman’s movement, and men should mind their own business?”
    I am a pastor and believe that women have as much to say / preach about religion and God as a man, if not more. Yes, there are differences and strengths that each sex have, and that what makes them special and unique.
    Thanks.

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    • Hello, Edward. IMO, there’s something out there that’s even better for a man to be than a feminist, and that is a truly enlightened man. What we really need is for men to re-educate themselves and each other about what being a man is all about. It’s not so much mind your own business as it is a call to tend your garden so that we both can flourish inside of who we are. You can’t really help any woman if you don’t know what a man is. It would help women immensely if more men took the time to figure that out and step out of the socially-imposed man box. There is a great site out there to explore from an organization called A Call To Men. http://www.acalltomen.org It’s beautiful when men get together and be real with one another and work out their baggage. IMO, that’s the best kind of feminist a man could be.

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  19. Just got an email in Gmail that said it was from this website, but Gmail warned me. And of course it’s not here. Heads up! It said something like “Word Test”. I deleted it of course but wanted to warn others.

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