Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Jul 7 19:20:50 UTC 2009

At 2:16 PM -0400 7/7/09, Mark Mandel wrote:
>>>  So another sense for "mannery" would be a sports bar, or strip joint?
> Or what Ursula K. LeGuin, in one of her sf stories, called a fuckery: On a
> world where only one birth in 12 is a male, the men are cloistered away and
> do no work but reproduction. When a woman wants to become pregnant, that's
> where she goes for it.

(For what it's worth, _fuckery_ 'a brothel' goes back at least
to 1902.)

Jesse Sheidlower

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