Adrienne Rich has Died

Adrienne Rich died at the age of 82 in Santa Cruz, California. Member of the New Left, Poet, Feminist, author of Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution and more.

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9 Responses to Adrienne Rich has Died

  1. Stacy says:

    In the diary torn from my fingers I had written:
    What does love mean
    what does it mean “to survive”
    A cable of blue fire ropes our bodies
    burning together in the snow We will not live
    to settle for less We have dreamed of this
    all of our lives

    -Adrienne Rich, Phantasia for Elvira Shatayev
    from The Dream of a Common Language
    1974

  2. Happiestsadist says:

    It’s a pity she was so vocally and overtly transphobic, though.

  3. --bill says:

    It seems that the only evidence for Rich’s being “overtly and vocally transphobic” are passages from Janice Raymond’s book “The Transexual Empire”. Is there other evidence of her being “overtly and vocally transphobic”?

  4. Happiestsadist says:

    She was involved with the Raymond book, and never, in the decades she had to do so, refuted that hateful piece of filth.

  5. --bill says:

    Yes, she was involved with the Raymond book. Are there other instances of her being “overtly and vocally transphobic”?

  6. Happiestsadist says:

    So being a proud part of the Mein Kampf of transphobia isn’t enough for you?

  7. Greg Laden says:

    What is this “Raymond Book” of which you speak?

  8. Chris from Europe says:

    Janice Raymond: The Transsexual Empire

  9. --bill says:

    It’s a straightforward question: what evidence is there, aside from her involvement with the Raymond book, that Adrienne Rich was transphobic?

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