1994-05-11 - Re: Another sensationalist Newsweek Article

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From: Tom Allard <m1tca00@FRB.GOV>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-05-11 19:43:04 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 11 May 94 12:43:04 PDT

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From: Tom Allard <m1tca00@FRB.GOV>
Date: Wed, 11 May 94 12:43:04 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Another sensationalist Newsweek Article
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> The May 16th newsweek has an article on comparing women and men is 
> cyberspace.  It's blatantly biased, portraying men as sex-starved, 
> war-mongering, unsensitive geeks, and women as the perfect example of 
> what society should REALLY be.

Maybe you otta forward them something from Barbera Abernathy.

And just how, might I ask, did they determine the sex of various posters.
Heck, as far as you know I'm another Mark Ethan Smith.  And there are
LOTS of users with logins like fd9465 and the like.  Heck, I can't
always determine gender in *real* life!

> I'm growing tired of these sensationalist articles in the popular press, 
> that serve to only alienate the denizens of cyberspace and scare off the 
> civilians.

I've also noticed several notorious loons being quoted in the mainstream.
Dave Hayes & John Palmer jump to mind, and you can just bet that Detweiler
is talking to these people, although probably using a different name
each time.

rgds-- TA  (tallard@frb.gov)
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