Re: human rights / culture

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Fri, 30 Dec 1994 00:19:28 -0500

I stopped listening to you when I again came across your use of the word
"mankind." It would appear that you are psychologically addicted to the
use of linguistic male supremacy, when there are sev eral other synonyms
you could use, like "people," "humanity," "human race." I think all your
talk about human rights is garbage when you insist on using a male
generic that excludes half of the human race. If you were not so
egocentric, you would change your speech even if it offended one human
being. In the future, when I see your name on a posting, I will delete
it without reading it, because what you have to say about human rights
and cultural values is hypocritical garbage. Ruby Rohrlich