[extropy-chat] Religion: Three Wise ...Maji?

Brent Neal brentn at freeshell.org
Tue Feb 10 16:47:51 UTC 2004

 (2/10/04 8:18) Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com> wrote:

>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
>dictating it.
>All hail the Couch.

However, by implicitly upholding the sexual dimorphism imposed upon us by our heterophallocratic society, you perpetuate the oppression of those who transgress the gender and sexual norms. How dare you! *shock, horror*


Brent Neal
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