Rohrlich "PC"

Marius Johnston (mariusj@NETCOM.COM)
Mon, 2 Jan 1995 21:20:34 -0800

.Ruby Rohrlich <rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU>

.Thank you, Matt Tomaso. For my money, "mankind" is as excluding a word
.as "nigger" is debasing.

Oh yes, this is your, and others, contrivance. Identification with the
*ultimate* victim, cute but BS. This is sad but a product of the
victim/oppressor advocacy of the 60's and 70's.

.The insistence on using it by anthropologists,
.of all people, shows a deeply-imbedded misogyny and a denial of women's
.representation in language.

indeed more of the same. Name calling at its "best". It is amazing what
happens when you yell "racist" or "fire" (or sexist) in a crowded theater.

.The venomous emotionalism aroused by my

This response is predicted. This categorization is predicted. It is
This is why I said, in my original rely, you will make a rotten anthropologist.

.for the second time, to the use of this word (and of course
.others like it) makes me wonder about how the close-mindedness of Bjorn
.and his ilk affects their teaching.

Who is closed is yourself. As a bit of generosity, having bit the apple of
bitterness, why do you spread it?

Marius Johnston