INSENSITIVE OAFS, Was:Re: Ancestral Extropians?

Michael S. Lorrey (
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 09:24:47 -0400

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> > >Don't you dare apologize, Mr. Harris. While I and many other more
> > >rational men have a great respect for the minds and talents of women,
> > >the attitude you describe /does/ exist, and your simple, honest
> > >reporting of that fact is far more likely to lead to solutions than
> > >is Natasha's misplaced indignation.
> >
> > Yes, do apologize Mr. Harris! And, as for Mr. Crocker, unfortunatley he
> > reiterates your generalization. Indignation? This seems to be your own
> > emotion Mr. Crocker -:)
> I certainly admit to indignation (I've never had a problem with it,
> properly applied), but I made no generalization whatsoever, and
> neither did Mr. Harris. All we did is honestly report on a belief
> common in society. I don't hold that belief, nor do I respect that
> belief, but I respect even less the desire to deny unpleasant
> realities. You may speculate all you want as to my motives--I
> believe that facts are more important than motives. If you think
> I have my facts wrong, then say so and tell me why.

I can confirm Mr. Harris's reporting of the facts. I don't know how many times in the last few months I've heard the following from otherwise intelligent guys I know:

"The two great acheivements of women's suffrage are Prohibition and the election of Bill Clinton."

"We never should have given them the right to free speech."
"Free speech? Heck, we never should have taught them to read."
"The rise of the Soccer Mom in America will destroy the Republic."

At this point, I can't say that I totally disagree with them either, in regards to a large percentage of women.


Michael S. Lorrey
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