[extropy-chat] Religion: Three Wise ...Maji?
mlorrey at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 10 16:18:55 UTC 2004
--- "natashavita at earthlink.net" <natashavita at earthlink.net> wrote:
> "The decision was greeted by mocking newspaper headlines like 'The
> Three Fairly Sagacious Persons' and "Is it unwise to call the Magi
> "Anglicans are debating whether words like 'Chairman' can be replaced
> at committee meetings by more neutral words like 'Chair.' (Synod)
Well, a chair, being an upright construction of hard materials, is
obviously a phallic symbol, and as such is inappropriate as it is a
sign of the perpetuation of the phallocracy. A more feminine title
would be "Bean", as in bean bag, or the shape of the ovary. However, we
wouldn't want to perpetuate mysognistic stereotypes of 'clitocracy', so
a more neutral piece of furniture should be adopted. Perhaps "Couch"
would work. It is inclusive, as multiple persons can sit on a couch,
and it rhyms with "coach", who encourages performance, rather than
All hail the Couch.
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