Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Stephen Barnard (
Sun, 08 Sep 1996 19:03:40 -0800

Mary Beth Williams wrote:
> In <50v8k3$> (Bryant) writes:
> >
> >In article <50v4s2$>,
> >Mary Beth Williams <> wrote:
> >Shocked, Mary Beth said in turn:
> >>*Stop pulling*? Didn't know I had started.
> >To my knowledge, you individually have not.
> :::snip::::
> >P.s.: The implication that I am married (you asked when I stopped
> beating
> >my wife) offends the hell out of me.
> I'm sorry, Bryant, if I offended you through the use of a *stock
> phrase* with which I assume most culturally literate Americans are
> familiar. I promise in the future to simplify my level of discourse so
> as not to offend you.
> MB Williams
> Dept. of Anthro., UMass-Amherst

Another flippant reply that mocks Bryant. How do you think an ethical
man feels when someone accuses him of sanctioning rape?

Steve Barnard