Re: Sex Change

Robin Hanson (
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 09:42:24 -0700 (PDT)

"Kathryn Aegis" writes:
>>This sounds a bit conspiracy-theorist to me. How exactly would all
>>social institutions be hurt by behavior that helps people understand
>>how gender is constructed?
>I think that prior to responding to your question I need you to
>re-read the post you took it from. ...

I re-read the post, but understand no better.

>Most people who have read Lorber have a strong reactions to her work,
>but she is widely acknowledged as a formidable intellect, with an
>impressive editorial and academic resume--throwing around terms like
>'conspiracy theorist' seems a shallow, almost knee-jerk response to
>her work.

I meant no insult to her or you. I do not know of her work other than
via your comment. It seemed to me that, according to you, she is
saying that all social institutions conspire to hide the construction
of gender. I would be happy to learn that I am mistaken.

Robin D. Hanson