At 06:31 AM 6/25/99 GMT, you wrote:
>Natasha's response to Rob was a great example of --- I can't put it
>any other way--programming. We are programmed to respond to certain
>situations in certain ways. George Carlin's recent rants on the
>hypocrisy of American mourning regarding Littleton gives an
>interesting insight on all this.
No, you are incorrect. If was responding in a "programmed" fashion, then I would have been offended by Rob's post about women. My defense was not for women, but for a generalization of males. I disagree with Rob's generalization of male behavior for many reasons. One of which is the fact that not all men think all women are grouped together as a whole. My request for an apology was for my father, husband, my business associates, and my many male friends.
*George Carlin is so refreshingly rich in his portraiture of life, that I tumble in laughter at his role playing jokes. I haven't met him, but I did catch a documentary with him talking to a least one or two females and I think they had what one would call a conversation with content.