Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium

Drox drox at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 22 01:20:35 EST 1998


Maynard Handley wrote:

> For better or worse, most of the significant change of this millenium
> has
> been caused by white european males. How do you plan to deny this? By
> raising bizarre questions about what "significant change" means? By
> claiming that simply staying alive, giving birth and raising families
> counts as "significant change"?

If "simply staying alive, giving birth and raising families" was all
that women (or nonwhite, non-european males for that matter) did, you'd
have a point.  For better or for worse, that's about all that most women
AND most men (if you leave out the giving birth part) accomplish in
their lives, and most men and women will never be honored on the cover
of Time.

A few women have accomplished remarkable things, but in the past
millenium most of them have gone unrecognized.  On Time magazine covers
and in other places.  Maybe that will change in the next millenium.
While it's nice to have those accomplishments recognized (and important
to the extent that other women may be motivated by them to also achieve
great things) that recognition is less important than the accomplishment
itself.

-Drox




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