Re: what was that?

Subject: Re: what was that?
From: Kevin Austin (
Date: Tue Aug 16 2005 - 11:46:34 EDT

Perhaps there are some things in life which are not gender-related. ?

Some questions bring forward matters of co(s)mic proportions, and
if'n it takes a few more whirls of the globe to figger out the
question, is there a gender-related issue here?

Some of my oft' used words to questions are ... "Wait!", "Slow down",
"Stop", and "Please, not so fast."

In my classes I have the expectation that questions are not 'reflex'
actions, but are brought because there has been an impasse reached in
research. Consider the on-going discussion about 'art' and 'objects'
in ea ... This discussion is not "over", but rather there is time
needed to allow the percolation of ideas through the multiple levels
of filters to help sort out the ideas and issues.

This is well-known in teaching mixed-gender classes. Males in general
react in different ways and on different time scale than females. In
a classroom, it is not usual to have the first question, or the first
answer brought by a female. There is often a greater 'reflection' and
'assessment', before a voice is sounded.

But this does not always hold for situations where the issue is not
of a scholarly or technical nature.

If it took Marcel and Jimmy 9 years to write about Losing Time and
Finding Ulysses, I have no difficulty spending 15 years searching
through each before drawing conclusions or passing opinion, although
it does seem that Marcel was enlightened (of 2.5 million words) by
slipping in the gutter in Book VII.

Both Durrell and Stoppard write nice things about Joyce, although
Durrell is a little less complimentary towards Marcel ... perhaps too
close to the chalky-pastel of the prose.

Time for tea? (with a madeleine) What time is it Marcel? Eight
o'clock!! I have it written down on this bit of paper.

Montreal has cooled to a wonderful sunny 29.



At 07:53 -0600 2005/08/16, sylvi macCormac wrote:
>do i hear Turf Wars / Fluff Wars ?
>Neither would it explain why wo/men don't pay attention
>to what dis abled folks write in e-mail and scholarly and technical
>articles. :>)
>more ramps NOW ! ! ! :-) Stairs are Passé ;-)
>in vests we trust, sylvi macCormac
> / na / da / bc
>siwash rock & soundscape composiiong
>practising for th paralympic down hill wheel chair race :-)
>James Phelps wrote:
>> Neither would it explain why women don't pay attention
> > to what men write in e-mail and scholarly and technical
> > articles. :>)
>> -Jim Phelps
>> --- Linda Seltzer <> wrote:
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Sat Aug 6, 7:29 PM ET
>> > >> >
>> > >> > LONDON (AFP) - Men who are accused of never
> > > listening by women now have an excuse -- women's voices
> > > are more difficult for men to listen to than other
> > > men's, a report said.
> > >
>> > This doesn't explain why men don't pay attention to
> > > what women write in e-mail and scholarly and technical articles.
> > >
> > > Linda Seltzer

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