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Surviving to Speak New Language: Mary Daly and Adrienne Rich

  • Jane Hedley


As radical feminists seeking to overcome the linguistic oppression of women, Rich and Daly apparently shared the same agenda in the late 1970s; but they approached the problem differently, and their paths have increasingly diverged. Whereas Daly's approach to the repossession of language is code-oriented and totalizing, Rich's approach is open-ended and context-oriented. Rich has therefore addressed more successfully than Daly the problem of language in use.



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Surviving to Speak New Language: Mary Daly and Adrienne Rich

  • Jane Hedley


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