Re: true abundance?

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 08:57:54 MST

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> "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.

Heinlein claimed he was a female chauvinist. He insisted they were
smarter than men.

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