Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Mary Beth Williams (
10 Sep 1996 11:52:15 GMT

In <512mof$> (Bryant) writes:
>In article <>,
>Shannon Adams <> wrote:
>>I think Mary Beth could probably take the joke better if it was meant
as a
>>joke. Look at your "post-script" to this message.
>With due respect, I know what I wrote, and why.
>Do you *really* think somebody would take offense at the notion of
>married? Really?? Come on.

Actually, Bryant, I honestly did think that you were serious... As I
have a great number of friends who are gay/lesbian, such a comment on
my part, taken out of context or without humor, could spark a similar
reaction. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the medium of written
electronic discourse often leads to such misinterpretations (hence the
invention of those annoying smileys ;-D). Again, I apologise for my
apparent lack of humor, although my response was actually tongue firmly
implanted in cheek.


MB Williams
Dept. of Anthro., UMass-Amherst