God put it off for as long as He could, but…
Boy, is she in for it now…
Dr. Daly, whose relationship with Boston College grew tempestuous as she insisted that only women could take her classes, died Sunday in Wachusett Manor nursing home in Gardner. (…)
One of Dr. Daly’s caregivers was reading to her from [one of her own books] when she died Sunday.
My correspondent includes this priceless mini-essay by separate email:
If you don’t think that the lecturers were as dumb as rocks themselves, consider that I was once told that gender was a social construction and that what men and women did in adult life was completely and exclusively determined by the toys that they had been given as children. Holding my face as straight as I could, I asked the lecturer whether this meant that men would be able to have babies if they were given dolls to play with when they were little. She gave me a puzzled look and said that she would have to think about it before giving me a definitive answer.
No, I am not making this up!
Did I mention that another service offered by some lecturers was to provide coaching in lesbianism for those students who had not yet decided that this was an essential lifestyle choice? Now I want you to imagine how long a male academic would last if he started offering to take girl students home for the weekend for some sex education.
(She told one interviewer that she hated even having to say the word “man” and was going to refuse the interview because the magazine had once published a photograph of the Dalai Lama!)
One of the feminists loons that I was forced to associate with told me that using only female subjects in clinical trials of contraceptive pills was an example of how the patriarchy treated women as disposable, worthless objects. My questions about the usefulness of including men in trials designed to test the disruption of embryo attachment to the endometrium were brushed aside as examples of patriarchal ignorance.