Re: virus: _____ of Virus
Mon, 1 Dec 1997 14:15:32 -0500 (EST)

<< 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" function. Because
one does >>not have a measure of health, one must use prophecy and
incantation to promote >>health. Prophecy, incantation, are hunter qualities
and therefore male.

This is an interesting concept. One could equally argue that security is a
masculine quality as can be clearly seen from most primitive societies. While
health might have been based on prophecy and incantation in primitive
culture, it incorporates careing and nurturing rather than a "hunter"
function, and hence feminine qualities.

Will be interested to see where this train of thought leads.

Dr Allan Binder (