Re: General broadsides and agendas

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Sat, 3 Feb 1996 19:30:44 -0500

Hi Kotliar: Some time ago, when I first became a member of this list,I
was flamed when I objected to the use of "man" and "mankind" as excluding
terms when used as synonyms for "people," "humanity" "human beings."
The flamers
used words popularized by Rush Limbaugh such as "femininazi," "femcop."
At this time several woman discussed starting a feminist anthropology
list; I was not in favor of this; the flamers consisted of three or four
men, in contrast to the great majority of male anthropologists who had
harmonious relations with the women on the list. Now, I think the time
has come to discuss a feminist anthropology list again; the flamers have
increased in number, and their language is scurrilous,in line with the
present popular tendency toward reaction.
However, a discussion with the new manager indicates that the flamers may
be kept under better control. In any case, I think we could
start to discuss the possibility of a feminist anthropology
list. Ruby Rohrlich