From: "M.A. King" <kingma@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 12:05:21 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, Mitch Wilson wrote:
> >Read the archives. How many women last the distance in lists like this
> >one? three over the last few months, here I think.
> >N. (na.devine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
> Whom are you going to slam next - homosexuals, Asians, Catholics?
*koff* Well, there's a perfect example of one of the most obvious elements
of politics in electronic "socialities": if you don't know someone, read
with the least charity possible.
> And where are the archives, anyway?
I'd've thought that someone who advertises their own webpage in their
posts wouldn't have too much trouble finding them. (See, I'm doing it
> By the way, if anyone is curious, below is the question I initially
> asked which na.devine felt so compelled to not answer.
> "Any suggested readings/authors on power via language-use in the
> performances of genders in chat room socialities would be tremendously
I dunno, I thought Nesta's answer was pretty much to the point.
Here's another odd thing about e-list politics: when someone asks a
question and no one gives an answer or a straight answer, the asker often
reacts like s/he's being deliberately snubbed--as if someone out there
must know the answer and they're just not giving it up. Well, actually
that fits right in with reading with the least charity possible....
----Matthew A. King------Department of Philosophy------McMaster University----
"The border is often narrow between a permanent temptation to commit
suicide and the birth of a certain form of political consciousness."