"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> I have to back Marlow on this one. TANSTAAFL - "product is scarce, price
> goes up" - makes a nice fictional rationale for gallantry in "The Moon is
> a Harsh Mistress" (Heinlein, of course, was a howling chauvinist), but
> remember the tales that "some of the old cobbers used to tell, that would
> make your blood run cold", from *before* they built themselves a new
> society with new mating rules? Like that. For at least a decade.
I don't think Papa was such a howling chauvinist. He had strong female
characters long before it was at all fashionable. His male and female
characters are strongly sexual. Even various different sexualities and
genders were treated with respect.
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