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
> discussions.  
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.