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  •  I had the intended message all along. (3+ / 0-)

    I just forgot that around these parts, one must always clarify that a woman's looks are not all she's about, lest feminists (and I consider myself one) become offended.  Anyone who knows me knows that I could never possibly mean such a thing.

    When anonymous, though, and when one's posts are subject to being read by umpteen zillion people, one should be more aware of such things.  God (in her infinite wisdom) knows that women have reason enough to fear that it's the old pedestal mentality at work if they don't know the man who's making the remarks.

    For my lack of awareness of the way my statement could have been mis-taken, I apologize.

    Four hundred years ago, we were all illegal aliens according to the Comanche.

    by DC Pol Sci on Sun May 07, 2006 at 01:30:04 PM PDT

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    •  No need to apologize (0+ / 0-)

      but I appreciate your urge to offer one.  I must admit that I was reacting to a number of comments upthread from yours as well, and yours just put me over into that zone where I felt compelled to say something.

      I think both these fine people are truly gorgeous and don't find it offensive to read comments noting that.  But as you must know, being married to an accomplished and attractive woman yourself, the fact that the husband is okay with a comment made about his wife does not mean the wife will be equally pleased.

      But you are right -- in some critical respects we are all strangers here and subject to being misread.  I am a relative newcomer to this community, so I don't even know you in the cyberspace sense.  Your comments reflect a sensitivity I did not pick up in the comment to which I was responding.  I appreciate your willingness to clarify.  Peace.

      Do the windows open? -- Julie Hecht

      by vigilant meerkat on Sun May 07, 2006 at 01:55:32 PM PDT

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