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Started by ccanelos, 04/20/2003 04:15PM
Posted 04/20/2003 04:15PM Opening Post
Bill,
You are correct about our relative ages, but I'm curious to know what tipped you off.

You are also correct that ignorance and poor behavior know no gender. Neither do they seem to know any other boundary, whether it be cultural, economic, or philosophical.

If I have written about gender biases, I can't help it, having grown up under it. Though times have changed for the better, women are still having to break barriers in many arenas. I am pleased to see my neices and my daughter pursuing advanced degrees in many fields, including the sciences. I was encouraged to go to college to meet men.

As to MY age, I will only admit that the CTA bus I rode to school ran on electric overhead cables and there are Joni Mitchell albums and a fringed leather vest in the back of my closet. (Hey, that stuff is coming back in style!) :-]

Thank you for your kind words. If more people were so open-minded, the whole world would be a more peaceful place. I have been blessed to have many supportive people in my life, which more than balances the occasional trogolodyte I run across.

Regards,
Christine

Sweet the coming on
Of grateful evening mild; then silent night
With this her solemn bird and this fair moon,
And these the gems of heaven, her starry train.
--John Milton

Posted 04/20/2003 08:43PM #1
I've found it interesting just how much more polite and respectful the overall tone and 'feel' of this group has gotten in the days since a lady entered the room. Maybe it's a coincidence.

Reminds me of college days. Guys sit around punching each other, laughing and snorting beer out through their nose and seeing who can fart the loudest. A lady walks in and everybody's having an enlighted discussion about world politics.
Posted 04/21/2003 11:40AM #2
Ahh...so it was the youthful turn of phrase, was it? It must have rubbed off on me from the teenager in the house, for whom one or two words all-purpose are sufficient, Dude.

Sweet the coming on
Of grateful evening mild; then silent night
With this her solemn bird and this fair moon,
And these the gems of heaven, her starry train.
--John Milton