A new phenomenon?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Dec 17 15:01:00 UTC 2007

The catachresis that will not die:


  "Honor killings; female genital mutilation; female illiteracy; women forced to hide their faces in public; women forbidden to leave the house without the company of a man: these are phenomenon which we, in the West, imagine happen in other places, to women far away in the Middle East or living among distant Muslim tribes."

  Author Danielle Crittenden's bio identifies her as a journalist and novelist, married to former presidential speechwriter David Frum.


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