"comradess" (RE: Ceding ground to capitalist ideologues)

Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky gorojovsky at SPAMinea.com.ar
Fri Dec 17 03:18:03 MST 1999

Yoshie protested:

which I hope will not be too uncomfortable for my dungeon
:>comradess, but now I will go ahead on my own behalf).
:Perhaps the above is a linguistic failure (English not being
Nestor's first
:language), as opposed to failure in camaraderie, but I'd have to
point out
:that the virtue of the word "comrade" lies in its gender-free

Wanted to write 'comrades', talking of 'Hoov' and Yoshie; after a
very hard day's work, my fingers make their blunders sometimes. I
am not sexist, Yoshie; if anything, I am excessively anti-sexist
(can this be possible? there may be some cases...).

A now deceased feminist friend of mine, and excellent poet and
revolutionary militant, used to talk of 'Nestor, a woman among
men' (though she referred to a different Nestor -Paulucci, Julio,
you remember him?- more than once she told me she was at last
prone to include me in that honorific cathegory). Nothing
furthest from my intention than both twisting English out of
itself and putting Yoshie, my NEUTER comrade, out of her usually
good humored mood.

Both of us would carry on OK in the dungeon, IMHO.

Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
gorojovsky at inea.com.ar
-----Mensaje original-----
De: Yoshie Furuhashi <furuhashi.1 at osu.edu>
Para: marxism at lists.panix.com <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Fecha: Viernes, 17 de Diciembre de 1999 05:38
Asunto: "comradess" (RE: Ceding ground to capitalist ideologues)

:>Now, let us see more seriously what is Mark telling us here (I
:>say 'us' because he slumps me together with 'Hoov' and Yoshie,
:The Oxford English Dictionary knows no "comradess," and I hope
this newly
:coined word won't not find itself in a socialist lexicon.

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