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Subject: Re: A Bitter Pill For Feminists
From: Daniel Tritter <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Daniel Tritter <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:48:31 -0500
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this thread and its participants line up on two
sides of the discussion, leaving only one
outstanding question: the competition is fierce,
but one is hard pressed to identify which is
the more moronic. if it were a multiple  choice
exam, the correct answer would be "all of
the above."

On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 7:46 AM, Ken Wilson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I hate political correctness too -  "all men [and women] are created
> equal" in dignity, but they're hardly equal in talent and ability. But in
> regards to the dearth of female composers, the obvious question is how many
> great ones we might have had if women had been as free as men to compose.
> Any talent, no matter how great, can be suppressed if the talented person
> is deprived of the time and education and opportunity to develop and
> showcase her gift.
>
> L'Amour de Loin sounded wonderful last night, and I have more of
> Saariaho's work cued up on You Tube now. I can't wait for the HD!
>
> Ken
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Genevieve Castle Room
>
> The late musicologist Karen Monson said years ago that you cannot suppress
> a talent on the order of Mozart and since no female composer ever
> demonstrated anything approaching that it is obvious that music is not an
> area in which women excel. They may be the equal or even superior to men in
> literature or other arts... but in music the evidence suggests otherwise.
> It may be a bitter pill for feminists to swallow but that's the way it is.
>
> Here is my question.
>
> What is it about this PC culture that makes so many people pretend to
> believe that both genders and all ethnic groups are perfectly equal in all
> endeavors? Maybe the Greeks actually were greater philosophers than the
> Spartans. And maybe the English actually produced literary works greater
> than the Norwegians. And I'll go out on a limb here - maybe German
> composers were actually superior to Indonesian ones.... Those who deny the
> obvious to be politically correct are the same ones who insist that at
> airport checkpoints Swedish grandmothers must be searched just as carefully
> as young Muslim males from the Middle East.
>
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