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Re: Gender in language (was Re: way-OT: regularity of german v. english [was: <snip>])

On Fri, 2003-10-24 at 05:24, Tom wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 05:08:11AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > Here's another one:
> > http://www.nature.com/nsu/030616/030616-15.html
> > 'But the Y chromosomes of the regions tell a different story. "The
> > Celts weren't pushed to the fringes of Scotland and Wales; a lot of
> > them remained in England and central Ireland,"'
> I love how science reinforces the most knuckle-dragging, politically 
> incorrect stereotypes:
> "Similar studies, including one by the same team, have looked at 
> differences in mitochondrial DNA, which we inherit from our mothers. 
> They found little regional variation because females tended to move to 
> their husbands."

I guess that begs the question: what does "females tended to move
to their husbands" mean?  I took it to mean that the wife moved in
with the husband, and not the husband in with the wife's clan.

Remember: back then, society *was* knuckle-dragging and politically 
incorrect.  Women were treated like property, etc, etc.

Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

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