(urth) [EXTERNAL] Wolfe & Women
danldo at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 08:08:18 PST 2020
Rick, you got it in one.
I'm someone who occasionally says some of those rude things. I'm old enough
to remember when it was "normal". But I come down fully on the side of
"political correctness", or, as it is properly know, *politeness*.
*Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!*
On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 4:27 AM Norwood, Frederick Hudson <
NORWOODR at mail.etsu.edu> wrote:
> In my experience, people who complain about having to be “politically
> correct” are people who want to say rude things and are really complaining
> about not being allowed to be rude.
> *From:* Urth [mailto:urth-bounces at lists.urth.net] *On Behalf Of *Gem
> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:15 PM
> *To:* urth at lists.urth.net
> *Subject:* [EXTERNAL] (urth) Wolfe & Women
> On Wed Jan 29 2020 Ab de Dos wrote:
> "I believe the politically correct accuse Wolfe likewise of being a
> christian misogynist…"
> I know Wolfe’s portrayal of women has been discussed many times on this
> list. I found this tidbit from my recent re-reading of Free Live Free
> Free says…”You like women, don’t you, Mr. Barnes?”
> “Like them?” Taken off guard Barnes considered for a moment. “Not really.
> I want them, and since I can’t have them, usually, I don’t like them. But I
> want them, I suppose you could say that. I admire Madame Serpentina.”
> I wouldn’t be surprised if this was Wolfe’s own attitude toward women
> speaking through Barnes. He could find things to admire in some women, but
> he didn’t really like them. Just my guess, for what it’s worth.
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