HIS + TORY (Was: PC thuggery :) Herstory/History)
|Date:||Monday, December 28, 1998, 7:13|
Tom Wier wrote:
> Andrew Smith wrote:
> > No one seems to have initiated the attempt to study Hiztory, the Story
> > told by men as representatives of their gender in contrast to the official
> > version.
> I believe that is because, for most of history, Hiztory (TM) was what anybody
> who studied history got; the two were synonymous. :)
In England, at least, it really was a case of HIS + TORY.
HIS = history from a male-centered view (all the kings and dukes we
TORY = (English slang for Conservative) = history from a conservative
standpoint, from the viewpoint of the ruling class
(Now living in Israel, where the word for history - historiya - sounds
uncanningly like the word for hysterics - histeriya)........