Re: Net Socialisation

Thomas W. Rimkus (trimkus@COMP.UARK.EDU)
Tue, 21 Nov 1995 08:33:12 -0600

On Tue, 21 Nov 1995, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:

> My socialization was mixed; I was flamed by a minority, and supported by
> the majority of the recipients of Anthro-L. Shortly after I began to
> subscribe, I was shocked to see anthropologists using the androcentric
> terms "man" and "mankind" when they were referring to people, and when I
> mentioned this, it started a war, and I was called, among other things
> one of Rush Limbaugh's favorite terms, "feminazi.." I responded with
> terms of my own. But what emerged was that, as I said, the vast majority
> on this list opposed those terms

This is a very thin self-serving revisionist attempt to clear out
a dirty closet. In fact it was RR who started calling names, accusing
people on the list of saying things they did not say, and generally
raging on members of the list who did not share the narrowly defined
political agenda she demanded that we all ascribe to. How does she know
that the majority of the list agrees with these tactics?????

The position that got the most support (at least by the number of public
responses on the list) was that we should all treat each other with
respect, no matter what the personal political opinion. While I do not
condone the abusive nature of RR attacks on list members, I do extend to
her the support of her right to opinion. It would be so much more
productive for the list as a whole, however, if she would tone her
rhetoric, apologize to the list (as I did in the spring), and go on.

Tom Rimkus

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