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HIS + TORY (Was: PC thuggery :) Herstory/History)

From:vardi <vardi@...>
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 learned about) TORY = (English slang for Conservative) = history from a conservative standpoint, from the viewpoint of the ruling class Shaul Vardi (Now living in Israel, where the word for history - historiya - sounds uncanningly like the word for hysterics - histeriya)........