Re: how many bastards are there, anyway?

Bryant (
3 Sep 1996 12:19:05 -0600

In article <>, Lars Eighner <> wrote:
>The lovely and talented (Bryant) wrote:
>>What happens in the cultures you have in mind when a husband finds out
>>about the trysts? What cultures, in fact, are you describing?
>I say "he," but of course in a number of societies the husband
>may be a woman. [...]

I have learned of only one culture in which women could play the
role of husbands (Sioux, I recall). What are the others?

>That you pose this question as you do shows that you have
>not yet learned to remove the most salient of your cultural
>biases when you read anthropological literature. Perhaps
>you best leave it alone until you know what you are doing.

That I pose the question shows that I am not familiar with
the cultures you seem to be discussing. Name them, please.

Asking for references or the names of the cultures you're thinking of should
not be taken as some kind of insult. Clarification helps the rest of us
understand your points. Since you appear to have thought my request for
information a challenge of some sort, I forgive your arrogant reply.

Cheers, Bryant

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