Holly Swyers (swyersh@INTERPORT.NET)
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 18:07:05 -0400

Apologies in advance if this post seems muddled - it's been one of those
days, and I'm lucky if I can follow a single sentence of what was posted in
the past 24 hours...

To risk sounding like a broken record:
What is "marginalized"? Who decides? How large does a society/culture
need to be to develop margins? Or are there always margins? Is it
possible for two groups to each consider the other "marginalized"? Is
marginalization a bad thing or a good thing? Who decides? If you are
marginalized and don't know it, what does that mean? If you are
marginalized and do know it, does it mean anything? Once something is
marginalized, can it become un-marginalized? If something has intrinsic
value when it is in the margin, does it lose that value when/if it becomes

I'm at the brink of typing "margarine" instead of "margin" - if I keep
typing, I'll probably start sounding like a stanza of "Jabberwocky" if I
don't already. Maybe I'll make more sense when the Cubs start winning
again (and maybe I'll feel like I have an answer - any answer - when they
win a World Series).

Any thoughts (about my questions, not the Cubs World Series potential)?

Looking forward to your replies...


"...for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
- William Shakespeare, _Hamlet_ (II, ii, 247-48)