Re: response to "power and chat rooms"

erm - forgive my naivety - but what exactly is the problem we women
supposedly have in "going the distance" in mail lists such as this one?

I would very much like to read the archives on this topic -
iqbal suggested "cd pub/pubs/listservs/spoon/foucault.archive"
but can anyone please give me the full url?
(I was given the subscribing info for this list by a friend so do not know
the webpage address from which it originated - I too have created and
uploaded webpages in the past but it hasn't thus far improved my psychic



>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
>> appreciated."
>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
> "The border is often narrow between a permanent temptation to commit
> suicide and the birth of a certain form of political consciousness."

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