36

4 comments

A white Catholic who went on to challenge church dogma and write books like "Sexism and God-Talk," Ruether said she was aware that a young generation of feminist theologians assumed their older, white predecessors were blind to issues of race and class. Ruether pushed back, explaining she'd been shaped in part by the Black Power movement.>

Glad to see some pushback against the "the second wave was so white we must completely discard it" narrative I see among some LibFems.

This woman’s work meant a lot to me as someone who escaped (and later helped my mother escape) and heal from a patriarchal religion. Her work on eco feminism is extraordinary as well. We have a lost a great thinker and inspiration to women both spiritual and non-spiritual.