Re: Venus Automorphs Into Great Mathematician, Loses Psyche

Joy Williams (
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 11:41:58 -0800

At 11:55 AM 1/28/97 -0500, wrote:
>In a message dated 97-01-28 03:09:00 EST, you write:
><<But that's not
> what it means to be a mathematician. What if she were as obsessed
> with math as you are with art? She would have to reorganize her mind at
a very fundamental level, and it would change her feminine psyche into
something else. >>
>What made you say that?

I have to echo that. Why would you dilute her down that way? Her being a
venus had nothing to do with her abilities at math! She just chose not to
pursue that because she probably didn't want to. Would her being a
mathemetician made her less sexy (to you?)? Is it your opinion somehow
that being interested in mathematics turns you into something non-sexed, or
drains you of your attractiveness? Or interferes with your sexuality?
What an odd thing if you do. What does one thing have to do with another?

And er, just what would have her "female Psyche" have been turned *into*?
A male Psyche? A non-sexual Psyche?

Are you implying that an interest in mathematics leads to a destruction of
sexual identity if you are female? Where on earth would you get that idea