Re: Internet and TS
Aug 16, 1997 06:05 AM
by A. Safron
> From: Tom Robertson <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Internet and TS
> Date: Saturday, August 16, 1997 2:01 AM
> Alan wrote:
> >In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tom >Robertson
> >>Maybe you got kicked out for
> >>generally having the same attitude that it took for you to immediately
> >>call me a "sexist bastard"
> >I may have called you sexist, as your posts suggest you are. That's
> >freedom of speech and freedom of opinion. As I have no knowledge of
> >your parentage I have no reason to describe you as a bastard, and am
> >certain that I have never done so.
> I suppose technically, you're correct, since, the way you put it, you
> didn't say it yourself, but quoted a woman to whom you repeated what I
> had written, and who said I was a sexist bastard. But if you didn't
> agree with her, why would you quote her? To say that you never said
> it implies that you would not have said it yourself, which I don't
> >You appear frequently to regard women as inferior, and have been known
> >to use language in a way that has clearly offended them, as some of
> >their responses have made abundantly clear.
> That's because their definition of sexism, as yours appears to be, is
> anything that thinks anything negatively of women. Men can be thought
> of as negatively as possible, with no charge of sexism, as April Joy's
> posts, listing 40 or so criticisms of men, and the non-responses to
> them made obvious. Truth doesn't matter to such sexist people with
> that view of sexism, and I don't care if I offend such people, since I
> would have to be dishonest not to.
> >The quote from your post above reads as though your attitude towards
> >myself and others on this list is anything but "brotherly."
> Are you saying that calling someone who did nothing more than list
> some differences he saw between men and women a "sexist bastard" is
> "brotherly" and "freedom of speech and freedom of opinion," but
> suggesting the possibility (which is what the word "maybe" does) that
> you might have had something to do with your dismissal from a
> committee on the TS is unbrotherly and shouldn't be said?
I've finally figured it out, Tom. You're about 110 yrs old with ideas that
would fit the times of 1887. A relic among us. Take care, lover.
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