Re: Defending... PERTINENT TO GROUP? (fwd)

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Tue, 13 Feb 1996 19:53:46 -0500

Thanks for your supportive post, Elizabeth. But there are several
feminist-baiters on this list who pounce on everything I contribute in
attempts to belittle and degrade. Ishkabibble. Let me know if you want
that word translated; it dates back to my childhood. Best wishes. Ruby

On Tue, 13 Feb 1996, Elizabeth Vance wrote:

> By what strict definition is a posting "necessary"? In Ruby's message,
> there was a compliment (nice to see one on Anthro-L for a change), a
> volunteered bit of information (what she's working on), and a comment.
> I'd much rather see that than see someone's message criticized. Just
> because a post isn't announcing a conference or looking for information
> doesn't mean it's not welcome. By calling messages like this
> unnecessary, or questioning its benefit, it discourages others from
> posting. If we want to have a good discussion list where people can
> feel free to volunteer comments, then maybe we should lighten up just a
> little bit about what _is_ posted.
> Elizabeth Vance
> Posting unnecessarily, and proud of it.
> Forwarded message:
> > From: Daryl Barnett <dbarnett@CATS.UCSC.EDU>
> >
> > Just an example of an unnecessary public posting... Is this posting of any
> > benefit to the entire group? At least now we all know what Dr. Rohrlich is
> > working on. (No offense intended, but conscious use of bandwidth is
> > reflective of our wise use of internet communication.)
> >
> >
> > At 08:52 PM 2/12/96 -0500, you wrote:
> > >I like the title very much, Bob and shall get hold of it. At this time,
> > >I'm working on the biography of a woman the title of whose autobiography
> > >is "In Praise of Imperfection." I sense a connection there with your
> > >book. Ruby Rohrlich