(urth) Wolfe: Misogynist? and accessibility

Hmpf MacSlow hmpf1998 at gmx.net
Thu Oct 19 12:42:07 PDT 2006

>Any realistic man knows that he does not understand what it is like 
>to be a woman - portraits he paints of her are from the outside looking in.

Actually, as a woman who has spent most of her life reading books 
written by men, from a male perspective, and hasn't found that 
perspective mind-bogglingly alien, I'd say the differences between 
men and women are somewhat (or, depending on which depiction we're 
actually talking about, often even *hugely*) exaggerated. Neither our 
emotions nor our thought processes seem greatly different to me. Of 
course, I can only go by what I know from literature, movies, 
conversations with members of the opposite sex... but I'd say that's 
quite a corpus of evidence.

Sorry, that was OT, I know. Just a personal pet peeve.


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