RARA-AVIS: Assumptions, Anyone?

From: chrisaschneider@earthlink.net
Date: 06 Aug 2003

-------Original Message------- From: Mario Taboada < matrxtech@yahoo.com> Sent: 08/05/03 07:09 PM To: rara-avis@icomm.ca Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: academic questions
>The real, insoluble problem for the man of our day is that women no longer take him seriously. What can he do with that? Wash the dishes, help around the house, "be sensitive", share decisions? He will still not be taken seriously -- and he will still prefer a world where women do not influence, etc.

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Oh, brother! (And I do use that "gendered" noun with conscious intent.) Don't you think we should add quotation marks and a great big (SIC) to that phrase "the man of our day"? Who exactly are you talking about, anyway? And isn't the air becoming thick with unwarrented assumptions?

Even if the conversation is limited to P.I.'s and their novelistic sphere ... do you really believe that a primal problem for Michael Nava's Henry Rios or Joseph Hansen's Dave Brandstetter is that "women no longer take him seriously"?

Pardon me while I roll my eyes just a tad ...



# Plain ASCII text only, please.  Anything else won't show up.
# To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
# majordomo@icomm.ca.  This will not work for the digest version.
# The web pages for the list are at http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/ .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 06 Aug 2003 EDT