D. A. Clarke
|This biographical article relies too much on references to primary sources. (June 2010)|
|D. A. Clarke|
|Pen name||De Clarke or DeAnander|
|Literary movement||Radical feminism|
|Notable work||Justice Is A Woman With A Sword|
Much of Clarke's writing addresses the link between violence against women and market economics, although she may be best known for her 1991 essay "Justice Is A Woman With A Sword". In that essay, which she has updated twice for editions of the anthology Transforming a Rape Culture, she argues that feminist theory has taken a dogmatic approach to nonviolence and that women's self-defense, violent feminist activism, and the encouragement of positive media portrayals of violent women (such as in Kill Bill or Xena: Warrior Princess) have not been given the serious consideration they should receive and that their dismissal from mainstream feminism, while it may ultimately be desirable, has not been based on a properly thorough analysis. Her most popular work, however, may be the one least often correctly attributed to her: the early poem "privilege", which has been found on dorm refrigerators and bulletin boards ascribed to 'Anonymous.' In this case, at least, Anonymous really was a woman.
In addition to being published in print anthologies, much of her work has appeared online. Clarke also had brief visibility as an amateur/indie musician, with one album "messages" released on cassette in the mid 80's.
- Clarke, D.A. (1981). Banshee. Portland, Maine: Peregrine Press.
- Clarke, D.A. (1985). To live with the weeds. Santa Cruz, California: HerBooks Feminist Press. OCLC 19511196. A solo collection of poetry.
- Clarke, D.A.; Goff, Stan (author) (2006). Sex & War. Berkeley, California: Soft Skull Press. ISBN 9781411643802.
Chapters in books
- Clarke, D.A. (1981), "Stack o wheats: an exercise in issues", in Delacoste, Frédérique; Newman, Felice, Fight back!: feminist resistance to male violence, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Cleis Press, pp. 254–259, ISBN 9780939416011. Feminist anthology.
- Clarke, D.A. (1985), "Consuming passions: some thoughts on history, sex, and free enterprise", in Reti, Irene, Unleashing feminism: critiquing lesbian sadomasochism in the gay nineties, Santa Cruz, California: HerBooks Feminist Press, ISBN 9780939821044.
- Clarke, D.A. (1992), "The evidence of pain", in Russell, Diana E.H.; Radford, Jill, Femicide: the politics of woman killing, New York Toronto: Twayne Publishers, pp. 331–336, ISBN 9780805790283. Pdf.
- Clarke, D.A. (2004), "Prostitution for everyone: feminism, globalisation and the 'sex' industry", in Whisnant, Rebecca; Stark, Christine, Not for sale: feminists resisting prostitution and pornography, North Melbourne, Victoria: Spinifex Press, pp. 206–209, ISBN 9781876756499.
- Clarke, D.A. (2005), "Justice is a woman with a sword: some thoughts on women, feminism, and violence", in Buchwald, Emilie; Fletcher, Pamela; Roth, Martha, Transforming a rape culture (2nd ed.), Minneapolis, Minnesota: Milkweed Editions, pp. 311–322, ISBN 9781571312693.
- Clarke, D.A. (Summer–Fall 1989). "Moving expenses (short story)" (PDF). Sinister Wisdom (Elana Dykewomon) 38: 11–29.
- Clarke, D.A. (June 1990). "Whose tale is this? A review of the film The Handmaid's Tale". off our backs (off our backs, inc.) 20 (6): 12–13. JSTOR 25797432.
- Clarke, D.A. (July–August 1998). "Do men need prostitution". Feminista! The Journal of Feminist Construction 2 (3–4). (archived at Archive.org)
- Clarke, D.A. (May 2000). "What is Feminism?". Feminista! The Journal of Feminist Construction 3 (10). (archived at Archive.org)
- Clarke, D.A.; Cutler Page, Juliette (May 2000). "Necro-Feminism". Feminista! The Journal of Feminist Construction 3 (10). (archived at Archive.org)
- Clarke, D.A. (1982). "The evidence of pain". Exposure (magazine).
- Clarke, D.A. (1991). "Justice is a woman with a sword". NoStatusQuo (Nikki Craft).
- Clarke, D.A. (1993). "Consuming passions: some thoughts on history, sex, and free enterprise". NoStatusQuo (Nikki Craft).
- Clarke, D.A. (November 2000). "The Nader dilemma". Feminists for Nader (No Status Quo). Pdf.
- Clarke, D.A. (October 2002). "Scandals of sexual greed: the Catholic Church and pedophiles". Z Magazine (Z Communications). (archived at Archive.org)
- Clarke, D.A. (9 October 2004). "What is beauty anyway?". Media Watch (WordPress). (archived at Archive.org)
- See also: Whisnant, Rebecca. "Rebecca Whisnant class: chat with readers of "Why is Beauty On Parade"". University of Dayton. (archived at Archive.org, archive date 4 February 2005)
- Clarke, D.A. (9 October 2004). "Political exposure: the breast". Media Watch (WordPress). (archived at Archive.org)
- Reti, Irene (2004), "Interview with D.A. Clarke", in Reti, Irene, Out in the redwoods: documenting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender history at the University of California, Santa Cruz 1965-2003, Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz, California: Regional History Project, University Library, University of California, ISBN 9780972334310.
- A documentary oral history project.
- Feral Scholar Shared blog of Stan Goff and DeAnander (archived at Archive.org)
- Lazy Quote Diary (D.A. Clarke's blog at European Tribune)