What's your point? I don't think that Nancy was trying to say that anyone
was "prohibited" from using sexist language on the list; she was merely
expressing a judgement on the practice - and very sensibly so. That we
have a right to free speech does not mean that we *should* "say anything",
and it certainly does not mean that people who use inflammatory or
offensive language can not or should not be called to task for it.
On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Marcia Karp wrote:
> Nancy Gish wrote:
> > In American English "broad" is extremely sexist and offensive. I
> > wonder if you realize that. In any case, it is not ok.
> > Nancy
> Not ok? I've enclosed some news items I've received from an association
> that I am not a member of, about another I am not a member of. (I say
> this in the spirit of full disclosure.) Those interested in a quick
> read might search for the word "girl."