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Old 01-30-2007, 08:33 AM   #80
George S. Ledyard
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Re: Women and Everybody Else in Aikido

Isaac Bettis wrote:
Uggh, making political points by misspelling words makes one look ridiculous and abuses language. She's just a PROPAGANDIST.
Boy, Isaac, that's a pretty strong reaction to the use of alternative spelling to make a point. I certainly do not think it "looks ridiculous" but rather it is a creative use of the language to communicate that women are something other than just an extension of men. It says that in one word rather than requiring a whole sentence; very efficient. To make the jump from the substitution of one letter in a word to convey a particular meaning to dismissing everything she has said by calling her a PROPAGANDIST indicates to me that you have a pre-existing agenda which caused you to react accordingly rather than address any of the points she actually made.

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