D. A. Clarke

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D. A. Clarke
Pen name De Clarke or DeAnander
Language English
Nationality American
Literary movement Radical feminism
Notable work Justice Is A Woman With A Sword
Years active 1980–present

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D. A. Clarke (also known as De Clarke and DeAnander) is a radical feminist essayist and activist in the United States of America who has been active since 1980.

Career[edit]

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".[1] 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.'[2] 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.

Selected bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Clarke, D.A. (1981). Banshee. Portland, Maine: Peregrine Press. 
Preview poem: Clarke, D.A. (1981). "privilege". NoStatusQuo. Nikki Craft. 

Chapters in books[edit]

  • 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.
See also:
"Introduction" to chapter by Diana E. H. Russell pp. 325-327.
"The incredible case of the Stack o' Wheat prints" by Nikki Craft pp. 327-331.
"The rampage against Penthouse" by Melissa Farley pp. 339-345.
  • 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. 

Journal articles[edit]

Essays[edit]

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)

Interviews[edit]

  • 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.

Blogs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, D.A. (1991). "Justice is a woman with a sword". NoStatusQuo (Nikki Craft). 
  2. ^ Clarke, D.A. (1981), "privilege", in Clarke, D.A., Banshee, Portland, Maine: Peregrine Press. 

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