Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 20:29:31 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY 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 wing. >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 be corrected. Sincerely, Seth Sklarey crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]