Re: utter exasperation

Kathryn Aegis (
Tue, 8 Apr 1997 19:56:19 +0000

Michael Lorrey:
>Rather the converse, when a male term is used to describe a woman, it
>typically is a sign of respect of one sort or another, with the possible
>conditional exception of "butch".

An interesting point, thank you for bringing that up. It doesn't
contradict my original point, however, which is that the vast
majority of insults thrown at men referent the female. The two
points complement each other. Both are symptoms of our highly
divisive gender power structure that pits males and females against
each other rather than bringing them together for mutual growth.

Also enjoyed reading Geoff Cobb's comments, and the additional word
suggestions (have we violated any community standards yet?). As for
Tony's rants, they evidence that he has not read most of what I post
here, so I'll just wait for such time as he catches up to my
post-feminist ouvre to converse with him.


Kathryn Aegis