The Church and the Second Sex
By Mary Daly
(Beacon Press, Paperback, 9780807011010, 264pp.)
Publication Date: January 3, 1986
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First published in 1968, The Church and the Second Sex represents one of the most important critiques of sexism in the Christian tradition.
Mary Daly (1928–2010) was a world-renowned radical feminist philosopher who held doctorates in theology and philosophy from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Her groundbreaking books include Church and Second Sex, Beyond God the Father, Gyn/Ecology, Pure Lust, Websters' First New Intergalatic Wickedary of the English Languague (Conjured in Cahoots with Jane Caputi), and Outercourse.
'A hard-hitting, highly original, and even revolutionary book unmasking the latent anti-feminism in so much Catholic thinking and practice.' --Thomas Merton