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Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Friday, October 17, 2003, 18:09
--- Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote:
> > I don't know, really. I personally don't use > > those terms (and probably wouldn't capitalise > > them when I do), and scientifically would > > balk at them. > > I assume you'd scientifically balk at terms > like "male" or "Irish", too.
Quite! Irish is no more a valid ethnic term than is Mediterranean; and is about as useful a "racial" term as black. Male is one pole of a whole spectrum of sexualities and genders. I don't have a problem with it [male] per se so much as a problem with the notion that we are éither male or female and nóthing else. I have the same problem with the gay/straight dichotomy. Padraic. ===== - Nos côsez yen fin xristianós et trancouil - Côsez-el a Ddon! -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .