Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Gerold Firl (
6 Sep 1996 20:25:37 GMT

In article <qp+5T$>, Shez <> writes:

|> In article <50i423$>, Bryant <> writes

|> In article <50hvd4$>, Susan <>

|> >>For women, whose fear and/or experience of being raped can be
|> >>overwhelming, ANY implication that it is a perfectly reasonable
|> >>evolutionary strategy is insensitive, to say the least.

|> >This notion that the evolutionary term "adaptive" has some kind of positive
|> >meaning has got to be confronted and erased from the public psyche!

|> >.................................................... Rape is a nasty
|> >business. Does anybody really expect a nice, "acceptable" explanation
|> >for it occuring? Or murder? Or infanticide? Or warfare?

|> >.................... If nobody tries to understand these things, we
|> >sure as hell aren't going to learn how to *stop* them from happening.

|> Perhaps my memory is slipping ,but I do seem to recall, statistics
|> showing that many rapists, do not eject, and do not leave semen in the
|> vagina, Surely that is not a evoulutionary adaption, its just a need to
|> control, to be powerfull, how can you fit your general theory that rape
|> is ok, because it is a natural adaption into those statistics.

Shez, are you an english major, by any chance? I have to ask, because
I noticed that you wrote that bryant had a "theory" that rape was "ok"
because it's a "natural adaptation". Now, if you read what he wrote
above (the 3 paragraphs above yours) where he specifically states that
the naturalistic fallacy *is* a fallacy, and that rape is *not* ok, it
seems clear that only an english major (or a postmodernist
deconstructionalist postprocessualist ad nauseum) could reach such a

|> to me those who rape a woman or a man, are the lowest form of life.
|> it may not be a scientific theory , but it is mine.
|> I am sure you will adapt and come up with an answer.

You know how it is with all those rape-apologists. They'll do anything
to try and make rape look ok - they'll even denounce rape to try and
make it look ok!

Let me tell you about my dinosaur theory sometime.

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