Re: Patriarchy, evolution, etc.

Ralph L Holloway (rlh2@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Fri, 15 Mar 1996 23:56:33 -0500

On Fri, 15 Mar 1996, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:

> Ronald: It is Peter Junger who defined a society ruled by old men as a
> patriarchy. He is apparently not familiar with the word "gerontocracy",
> but as his post reveals, his ignorance is equal to his arrogance.
> What he has got, though, is a big blustering mouth, a perfect example of
> the way cowards become bullies on this list.
> He attends a school that is notorious for its vile treatment of women.
> But he and his ilk are not really important.
> What is important is the fact that the newspaper printed your letter, and
> a couple of others like it. Congratulations, and I hope more of those
> appear. Best regards. Ruby

I never thought of a "gerontocracy" as gender specific. Does it have to be?