Re: gender bias in language

Ralph L Holloway (rlh2@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Thu, 6 Apr 1995 18:24:11 -0400

Frankly, I don't think it matters whether Hendrickson is in a minority or
not I thought his recent post was intelligent and a legitimate position
worthy of thought. There are brands of feminism that simply go too far in
their vitriolic attacks on men qua men, not as male sexists, but just
plain men. I want Hendrickson to have just as much right of access to air
his positions as Ruby Rohrlich or anyone else, yes, even RJ. Why is it
relevant whether he is a small minority or a part of the silent majority?
R. Holloway.

> It's a pity Hendrickson hasn't understood what a small minority he
> constitutes among the men on this list. But I think we all understand
> that he gets his jollies through his postings. As for Valerie, I'm sorry
> I posted to her privately, but I think she constitutes an even smaller
> minority among the women. Now let it rip, and I promise not to respond.
> Ruby Rohrlich