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Re: We are all equals

Oct 15, 1996 11:25 AM
by John Straughn

m.k. ramadoss writes:
>On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, John Straughn wrote:
>> m.k. ramadoss writes:
>> >Here is something I read, which some may like:
>> >
>> >	Regard earnestly all the life that surrounds you. Regard
>> >constantly changing and moving life which surrounds you, for it is formed
>> >by the hearts of human beings.
>> >
>> >	PS: The key word is "hearts". This firmly addresses the fact that
>> >we are all equals.
>> >
>> >_______________________________________________________
>> >    Peace to all living beings.
>> >
>> >    M K Ramadoss
>> Agreed.  hmm...I wonder if it said "hearts of men" originally.  And if it
>> did...would it matter?  For it would obviously be intended as a general
>>term,  would it not?
>> ---
>> The Triaist
>	It did say "men". It would not matter at all. I recall that "men"
>was used in a generic meaning those days and had no connotation of any
>sexist manner.

Egggszacitally!  Which is why I don't understand what all the fuss is about
regarding written language and sexism.  If people KNOW that the term he, his,
man, or men is a generic and all-inclusive term....then why argue against it?
The Triaist

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