Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Mary Beth Williams (
8 Sep 1996 11:11:30 GMT

In <> Shez
<> writes:
>In article <50q1c1$>, Gerold Firl
><> writes
>>In article <qp+5T$>, Shez
>><> writes:
>>|> In article <50i423$>, Bryant <>
>>|> In article <50hvd4$>, 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
>>|> >.................................................... Rape is a
>>|> >business. Does anybody really expect a nice, "acceptable"
>>|> >for it occuring? Or murder? Or infanticide? Or warfare?
>>|> >.................... If nobody tries to understand these things,
>>|> >sure as hell aren't going to learn how to *stop* them from
>>|> 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
>>|> 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
>>|> 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
>* No my college days were over long before you were born, for which I
>extremely gratefull.*
>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

Hey, wait a minute! As a thoroughly entrenched
PM/PP/deconstructionist/Marxist/ad nauseum, I balk at the allegation
that we would ever support such deterministic crap (or write so
illegibly as Mr. Firl.)

MB Williams
Dept. of Anthro., UMass-Amherst