Eliot is a dead poet and a topic of debate and study, not a participant
in the debate.
Gender does not mean sex, and its separate meaning is one of those that
has become quite distinct in usage. It is not a euphemism for sex,
which does not need a euphemism anyway, as in academic terms it refers
to biological difference as distinguished from social roles. Read any
current or recent texts on gender.
>>> Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> 07/15/07 12:33 AM >>>
From: "Nancy Gish" <[log in to unmask]>
> First, you have reverted to ad feminem remarks instead of any debate.
> think that destroys any possible useful discussion.
> given to what you call "cant."
> I thought this list tried to stop being snide and actually have
You must be overlooking the ad personam attacks on Eliot,
which, not connected to any of his work, amounted simply to
a crude attempt at character assassination.
Gender as popularly used now is primarily a euphemism for
the word sex.