Re: virus: _____ of Virus

Brett Lane Robertson (
Tue, 02 Dec 1997 00:30:53 -0500

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 (

Not to confuse the issue...but I think that traditional roles (most likely
based on biological differences) between men and women DO get confused as
society progresses to incorporate both roles and then re-distributes those
functions more regularly across the population.

Looking at the state of government and medicine through modern eyes might
then miss some basic distinction. Ancient cultures used little careing
and/or nurturing in the practice of their medicine (whose cures were often
worse than the ailment) AND the idea that women are caring and or nurturing
is a cultural idea with little ontological support...even the growth of a
child has more of a "feminine" maintenence component to it than a nurturing,
growing (and thereby seeking, moving, searching, *hunting*) quality about
it. Though, the fact that women play a familial role seems still obvious
enough to attribute the family grouping of government to a "mothering"
instinct. Whereas, assuming that the "security" of this unit--in the
masculine sense of "seeking to destroy the competition"--implies something
different than the maintenence of a status quo (feminine).

I stand behind my original observation.



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