Re: Amerind an offensive term (was: Early Amerind assimilation

Joel and Lynn Gazis-Sax (
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 19:00:42 -0800

Toby Cockcroft wrote:
> In article <>, Stephen Barnard
> <> wrote:
> >I'd like you to read carefully the excerpt from Ms Cockcroft's post.
> I'll quote
> >it again: "Blacks, women, and the disabled (probably all politically incorrect
> >terms) have all fought for control and escape from anglo male culture." I'll
> >draw your attention to the phrase in parentheses.
> >
> >Now just who is invoking the term "politically incorrect" here? Ms
> Cockcroft is
> >saying that "women" is probably a politically incorrect term. This seems to me
> >like an astonishing thing to say.
> >
> >What words did I put in her mouth? I quoted her verbatim.
> >
> I'd like to clarify things.
> I happen to have an x chromesome and a y chromesome and have been
> socialised to play the male gender. Thanks.
> I thnk evryone knows of some trends to rename and one of them is to use
> the term womyn as opposed to women. Again this is a symbolic means of
> creating an identity seperate from men. It is a form of empowerment.
> Toby
> I'd also like to ask what made you think that I was female?
> Toby Cockcroft MA Anthropology University of Western Ontario

I will defer to Steve Barnard that I was wrong on Toby Cockcroft. On two
counts: First, Toby is a "he" (yes I know some female Tobies), and
second, that Toby does believe in some version of political correctness.



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