Re: Patriarchy, evolution, etc.

Ralph L Holloway (rlh2@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Sat, 16 Mar 1996 11:00:12 -0500

On Sat, 16 Mar 1996, Matthew Hill wrote:

> Tasteless personal attack deleted
> >
> > I never thought of a "gerontocracy" as gender specific. Does it have to be?
> > rh
> >
> According to the OED it is. "Government by old men".
> The same authority insists that while patriarchy is also governement by men
> that those men must be the heads of families (literal or figurative).
> Just to mix threads; my appeal to the OED is, of course, a resort to
> AUTHORITY, it lacks POWER. One must honour it out of respect rather than
> coercion.

Thanks, I stand corrected.