Stereotyping in Anthro and Movies

maestas at maestas at
Sun Jan 23 22:25:47 UTC 2000

Thanks for taking control big chief

On Sun, 23 Jan 2000, Craig Berry wrote:

> On Sun, 23 Jan 2000 ECOLING at wrote:
> > My objection was to the overly quick dismissal
> > of someone who was criticising a movie.
> Probably about time to wind this down; we all seem to have presented our
> positions, and we could go around endlessly on this.
> Do note, however, that I was dismissing someone's criticism of a movie
> *they had not seen*.  Surely criticizing a movie not yet seen has to rank
> high on the absurdity scale.
> And if you wish to offer criticism on the basis of "well, most movies on
> this subject are bad, so this one probably is too" -- well, then, my
> friend, you are commiting prejudice and bigotry, just as surely as anyone
> else who applies general patterns to specific individuals without further
> evidence.
> --
>    |   Craig Berry - cberry at
>  --*--
>    |   "The road of Excess leads to the Palace
>       of Wisdom" - William Blake

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