Re: Words is only words????

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Tue, 3 Jan 1995 12:08:33 -0500

the responses of the Canadian members of the list, since I am Canadian
born and bred. Americans, being dominant on the continent, might look
and listen to their smaller neighbors, in matters such as health care and
linguistic change. Mimi Korp in Ottawa pointed out that the curators of
the Museum of Man there changed the name to Museum of Western
Civilization. When the feminists in Canada pointed out that male-dominant
language distorted reality, not only the federal government inaugurated
changes but so did the provincial governments -- the ones I know about
being Quebec and Ontario. Have you seen the Native American museum in
Albuquerque, by any chance? It consists of smaller individual museums of
the pueblos, and they are a pleasure to look at -- not one is sexist in
language or representation; women and men are portrayed in terms of their
roles, and neither are distorted or omitted. The majority of the American
men on this list have also "seen the light". Ruby