Re: virus: _____ of Virus

Brett Lane Robertson (
Sun, 30 Nov 1997 20:26:35 -0500

Anyway, so to answer your question... No I do not see government as more
feminine than male. But the reason is that government is a way to
structure many families together for the good of all (and usually for
protection from "the others").

That is where I am at in my reasoning at this time. But I am open to
having my ideas changed.



While I agree that the "tribe" or the "society" is a structure that takes
several balancing entities. I see two main cornerstones to be security and
health. I am making an argument that security is feminine and health
masculine on the ground that security is a "gatherer" function and health a
"hunter" keeps security and one promotes health. There are
rules for keeping things...rules develop from ruliings and the "rule"
(measure)--one can measure what one has. Because one does not have a
measure of health, one must use prophecy and incantation to promote health.
Prophecy, incantation, these are hunter qualities and therefore male. As a
structural balance within the tribe, then, I contrast government from
religion (magic). The first, gathering and holding on-to, I see as
feminine. The second, seeking and promoting, I see as male. I disagree
that men have a truely "family" nature (as in gathering and holding in "nesting"). Not to disagree with your Grandfather's diary,
but I assume there was a bit of projection going on (the grandfather seeing
himself through the eyes of the feminine) or that the actual experiences
grandpa had of being male were re-written from a hetero perspective after
sexual heterogeny set in.



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