Re: Excuse me?
From: Bitner/Stevenson (
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 06:16:43 -0700 (MST)
I find it hard to believe that any of you would behave this way in a 
meeting, face to face. I'm really annoyed that this discussion has
degenerated to this level. Grow up and start acting like civilized adults!
Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, California

>From: "Jose Marquez" <marchpower [at]>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at]>
>Subject: Excuse me?
>Date: Thu, Jan 6, 2000, 1:45 AM

>> If no one had "judged" what others had seemingly "decided to do for
> themselves"
>> you would probably be working at traditional "women's work"
>> (kids, no college, shit work) regardless of your money.
> I don't know who you are, scowley [at], but this is a 
> thing to say!  Not only have you revealed yourself to consider MY LIFE
> CHOICE as "shitwork"...but I see this attitude as being exactly what made
> being a "housewife" so miserable for so many women for so many years!  Do
> you have children?  From your careless reference to the incredible beings
> that make life so precious to so many happy parents around the world as
> "kids" I certainly hope NOT!  And just what exactly is "shit work"?  Perhaps
> cleaning YOUR toilet would be less than fulfilling, but I happen to enjoy
> cleaning my home, preparing my kitchen for the next healthy meal I'll cook,
> vacuuming is tons of fun with a 1 year old chasing you (or being chased),
> and dusting (once a year) is immensly satisfying as I watch thick dust being
> wiped away and deep red wood again being exposed!  And why on earth would
> you consider lack of college to be the realm of womanhood?  Don't you think
> MEN have ever been without college?  Don't Fathers also care for their
> children?  There may be a stereotype of women maids...but there's a reason
> why Garbageman is used a lot more often than Garbagepeople!
> I hope you'll think more carefully in the future before clicking SEND...this
> comment, I believe, did a lot more harm than good.
> ~March

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