bionet.bionette or bionet.women ?

Paul N Hengen pnh at fcsparc6.ncifcrf.gov
Tue Sep 1 10:23:37 EST 1992


samodena at csemail.cropsci.ncsu.edu (S. A. Modena) writes:

una at phy.duke.edu (Una Smith) writes:

>>So far, the comments are running 12 to 2 in favor of
>>bionet.women rather than bionet.bionette.  The general
>>feeling is that '-ette' is distasteful.
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>With the exception of one open post, Una could be making those numbers up.
>Why are there 14 offline expressions of opinions to two online?  

...I trust her; don't we all?

>Let's name it for what it is: bionet.apartheid......according to
>the dictionary:  "apart" = apart   "heid" = -hood....

No...not so negative. I think it should be what we want and not what
it was in the past. How about removing the gender thing and call it:
*** bionet.equality *** ???

Paul N. Hengen
National Cancer Institute
Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center
Frederick, Maryland 21702-1201 USA



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