Re: The New Welcome ...a must read

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 7 Feb 1996 13:14:46 -0500

Regarding Adrian Tanner's use of the term "watchdog" relating to gender
bias, I, for one, do not view myself in this light. As an anthropologist
I consider it important to eliminate exclusivist language and concepts,
and wonder if those who want to retain such language and concepts, under
the guise of rugged individualism, are not only using them on the list
but also teaching them to their students, notwithstanding their training
in one of the four traditional fields of anthropology, linguistics. It
would be helpful to the maintenance of a democratic list if many more
anthropologists participated in this goal or similar ones, so that the
fallacious term "watchdog" for a few is eliminated. Ruby Rohrlich