[Ads-l] Predatory sexual behavior is out; patriarchalism remains

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sun Oct 9 08:56:19 EDT 2016


Nothing is real, all is excerpts.

When I wrote in the wee hours, I was using a newspaper quotation of what Romney said, surrounded by the required marks.  I have just seen and heard Romney's statement, where he says "our wives, our daughters, our granddaughters".   (And his tweet -- necessarily an excerpt -- is different from both.)


But what I heard was also just an excerpt; I know I had heard more yesterday or Friday, but do not recall it exactly.  Did he say "our women" before "our wives"?  


And does an LDS church member need "women" when "wives" are sufficient?

Joel


      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
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 Sent: Sunday, October 9, 2016 8:09 AM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Predatory sexual behavior is out; patriarchalism remains
   
More appositely, he referred first to "our women."

JL

On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 12:35 AM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> Mitt Romney, an LDS churchman, condemns Trump's "condoning assault" on
> "our wives and daughters".  A number of other Republican politicians have
> responded similarly to Trump's language about and behavior toward "their"
> women.
>
> Joel
>
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