Re: guidelines/ethics

E. Shaun Russell (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 11:06:33 -0800 (PST)

On 15/12/96, Kathryn Aegis wrote:
>E. Shaun Russell:
>>I truly hope that everyone on this list is beyond the petty 'sexism'
>>meme that Kathryn often refers to.
>I'm not talking about sexism here. I'm talking about the
>constructed gender differences that we are trained in since infancy.
>To overcome those takes self-examination and vigilance.

Perhaps I am being unknowingly ignorant by saying this, but even
before I had any sort of 'individualism' morals or any knowledge of extropy
and other things I know (and *don't* know) I have never been discriminatory
toward any race or sex. That is, of course, just speaking for myself. I
don't have any prejudice toward any large group until I find out what the
group is about. I like to treat people as individuals. I didn't realize
that there was any semblence of 'constructed gender differences' on this
list; if such is true, then I truly don't understand what these differences
are. Perhaps that is your point. As for overcoming such possible
differences, I think a dose of *reality* would do the trick.

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

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