Gender options (an "XX" rated article)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 8 19:20:27 UTC 2002

At 6:52 PM -0400 5/7/02, James A. Landau wrote:
>_Philadelphia Inquirer_ May 7, 2002, page D1 (w/ jump to D2), article
>"Women's rowers find themselves in demand"
>written by "Ira Josephs" (how's that for an androgynous name?) (Not to be
>confused with "IRA", a pension plan for Irish terrorists)

Really?  In my experience it's about as androgynous as Joseph.  I've
never known a female Ira, and I've known and/or heard of many a male

>Perhaps Mr./Ms Josephs should hire him/herself out to think up decent names
>for colleges whose imagination does not run beyond calling their women's
>basketball team the "Lady Boilermakers".

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