Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Mary Beth Williams (
9 Sep 1996 10:32:03 GMT

In <> Stephen Barnard <>
>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
>> 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?

Perhaps similar to how an *ethical* anthropoligist feels about being
accused of supporting sociobiology?

MB Williams
Dept. of Anthro., UMass-Amherst