Re: Iroquois and the Constitution

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Sun, 11 Feb 1996 17:24:36 -0500

my behavior and of that of the feminist-baiters, some of whom are women.
I am thinking seriously of leaving this list (my son is urging me to)
because my contributions have led to my being baited. I'm not having
this experience on the other lists to which I'm subscribing, so I don't
really need anthro-l, but there are indications that it might change. By
the way, I try very hard not to voice opinions on various subjects, but
to comment on the basis of reading pros and cons. Do keep in touch.
Best wishes. Ruby Rohrlich

On Sun, 11 Feb 1996, Gail Nazemi wrote:

> Mary Kelly, mkelly@CCPL.CARR.LIB.MD.US writes:
> >Dear Ms. Rohrlich,
> > After my comments this morning you wrote to me privately to say
> >you were surprised that I would be in with the "feminist-bashers". Since
> >you know only that I am a woman, I assume you were surprised solely on
> >the basis of my gender.
> > I am actually a woman, 40 years old. My sister is an active
> >member in NOW. My 12 year old daughter marched with the NOW float in a
> >local parade. My other sister and I go salmon fishing yearly and just
> >fishing whenever we can. I also white water canoe. Oh, and I like men -
> >which is forturnate as they make up half the species.
> > While I am stronger than most women, I am not as strong as the
> >average man. Testosterone. This means if I have to lift and drag 100
> >lbs objects, I can but if a man offers to help I say thank you. Not
> >being gender biased, when women offer to help, I also say thank you.
> > I think it is very important that women and men change their
> >behaviour based on current environmental factors. But constantly whining
> >that the problem is men and men better stop, strips all the power right
> >out of women's hands just as effectively as sexism from men. I and many
> >feminists think it is more important that women just do what needs to be
> >done to be equal rather than constantly complain that men -all men it
> >seems to you- just don't play nice.
> > And lets try to remember that very real physiological differences
> >exist between men and women - some people even like them.
> >
> >Beth kelly <>
> >
> All I can say is that Ruby Rohrlich must be quite a person.
> Her posts are interesting and informative. She is obviously opinionated,
> but backs her opinions with logic and facts. Aren't these the
> ingredients for a good dialogue?
> The only personal attacks I have noticed from her were in response to
> attacks from others on this list. And as often as not, she has not
> responded in kind to uncalled for personal attacks.
> The above message is just one example on the ongoing attacks, both
> outright and underhanded, on Ruby Rohrlich.
> She must be quite a person to make so many of you feel this insecure.
> Sincerely,
> Gail Nazemi