Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> I certainly admit to indignation (I've never had a problem with it,
> properly applied), but I made no generalization whatsoever, and
> neither did Mr. Harris. All we did is honestly report on a belief
> common in society. I don't hold that belief, nor do I respect that
> belief, but I respect even less the desire to deny unpleasant
> realities. You may speculate all you want as to my motives--I
> believe that facts are more important than motives. If you think
> I have my facts wrong, then say so and tell me why.
On the balance, I think I have to support Crocker and Harris. While repeating bad attitudes isn't necessarily a good thing, and should always be done with the appropriate disclaimers, they do exist and they do have to be taken care of. There are men who think women are toys; worse, there are women who believe it. Lousy people. Lousy culture. Lousy planet. Deal.
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