Re: New rules and guidelines

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 14:15:24 -0500

Welcome to the list, Laurie. I want to clarify that some man used the
term "watchdog" in a message and applied it to me, and I objected to this
application. Someone, not I, described it as a sexist term, and
feminist-baiters have made a field day of it. Yes, we have
feminist-baiters on this list, and the more politics turn rightward, the
more they consider they have permission to come out of the woodwork.
Sometimes we have really good discussions, like one that has been going
on for a long while about the status of Iroquois women, which I started
by citing an article in a feminist magazine about the impact of the
status of Iroquois women on the early radical feminists. Another message
from me has to do with the situation of adjunct college teachers, most of
whom are women, which deserves the kind of time and energy that the
feminist-baiters are now wasting on "dog." But I was under the
impression that most of the male members of this list are not
feminist-baiters. Again, welcome. Ruby Rohrlich

On Thu, 8 Feb 1996, Laurie Santos wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to demonstrate such empathy for those of us
> who are new to the list. I was added to the list yesterday (2-7-96) and
> found myself in a fog for it seemed as though everyone was discussing the
> political correctness of the word "dog" and I was contemplating the
> relevance of that to Anthropology. I basically wanted to say a
> grand"thank you" for taking those of us who are new to the list in
> account and now we can only hope that the others listen!!
> Sincerely,
> Laurie Santos