Re: Joining FoRK?

sillyhead (
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 02:09:35 -0500 (CDT)

Oh, objecting to my 'hir,' eh? Fine, I don't give a shit. It's my choice
to use this pronoun the way I wish. I don't do it in things I publish, or
in things I edit for other people to publish, so don't be dissin me for my
diction. I use the pronoun 'hir' not cuz it was intro'd to me by the love
of my life (as a matter of fact, I rejected it for that every reason) but
because I encountered it in ann Atwood novel. -Woman at the Edge of Time-
was good stuff for me. I recommend it to whoever. I've heard it
categorized as something 'feminist' and I'd like to see if any of you
who've read it would like to challenge that categoriztion I sure would.
It's simplifying to say something is a femenist work these days unless
that is -all- that it is. Any thoughts or debates about this?

On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, Jeff Bone wrote:

> > Does anyy of this make sense?
> Perfect sense! Way to go, Amy Sapho. (This is sincere, btw. :-) WRT
> that last, what I was objecting to was sillyhead's indulgence in this
> linguistic-fascist "War on the Pronouns" that's been raging mostly on
> the 'Net for years. As for sexuality, right on, absolutely. Perhaps
> you might try on the term "ambisexual," to see if it fits... though
> personally I don't think there's any need for a label, do you?
> jb