These letters were written and sent to Professor MacKinnon in direct response to her speech' delivered at the Conference on February 9, 1991. Some of the concerns and comments in these letters were expressed in the question and answer session following Professor MacKinnon's speech, some were part of a larger debate that was engendered and referred to throughout the Conference and after, and some are part of an ongoing discourse among women of color and white feminists. Shortly after the conference, Professor MacKinnon invited response to her speech by giving the Yale Collective on Women of Color and the Law a written version of her speech so that any members of the Collective who wished could react and respond directly to her spoken words. The first letter results from discussions among many women, which have been consolidated into one response. As of yet, no reply to the letter has been received from Professor MacKinnon.
"Open Letters to Catharine MacKinnon,"
Yale Journal of Law & Feminism:
1, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlf/vol4/iss1/17