Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 20:29:31 -0500
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET
Subject: Re: PC Language
Historical and other corrections: the spelling "womyn" was never
from NOW (which is a basically moderate organization), but from
various radical lesbians.
In Miami there was a period when NOW was controlled by a radical faction,
but if you check my original post I attributed "womyn" to the radical
And at least here in New York, we have both vocational schools, which
teach people to be train drivers or airline mechanics, and alternative
schools, which help people graduate from high school, and neither of
these is the same as a reform school: nobody is sentenced to either
because they've committed a crime.
Of course I understand the difference between vocational and alternative
schools. Whether some students are given a chance or alternative to
successfully attend an alternative school or be subject to a more
punitive possibility is a matter of debate.
And in case Seth cares, some people
really do have thyroid problems. Fortunately, it's an easily treated
matter. And if it really makes him happier to think of a 400-pound`
woman as a fat slob, that's his problem.
I never used the term fat slob. I'm curious how you
made that connection.
Although I consider myself intellectually sensitive, I realize that
my humor tends to be less sensitive and if anyone becomes offended
I apologize. In my postings I try to be stimulating, a bit provocative
and give food for thought. Since I read and reply late at night I
might occasionally shoot from the hip and have second thoughts in the
morning. I'm always open to constructive criticism and willing to
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