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Pardon me, ma'am.
I don;t understand why people find the WRITTEN word irritating. Just uh don't read it. Unless Annie is abusive in the sense of being consistently off topic without ability to relate the off topic to the newsgroup charter, she has a right to be here, both formal (in terms of the mythical but real Usenet basic law) and substantive (in the sense that we are beholden to be actively tolerant, and not question a person's basic worth while formalistically conceding a formal right alone).
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Or .... As much fun as it is to be snarky about someone else's atbreastude, especially when it's coming from someone so irritating and apparently young, there might be a...
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Jim Haynes Do you have hard copies of old Datamation? jealous sigh. They're available at the library, but on microfilm which gets tiring to view and reproduces pictures poorly. The system described...
As an accomplished figure artist in another incarnation I am quite aware that women have a range of different proportions. But as a species of what Tom Wolfe maliciously but accurately called The Painted Word, ASCII art is like Byzantine ikon painting and not like Raphael.
We decode the message as being "I am a woman with proportions that men like, deal with it, because I am also a person with a right to be heard as such. Plus I can write buttembler, ha ha ha (or, more precisely, he he he)".
Why is it hard for men to deal with this? Manhood isn't based on universal access to female flesh. Why is it hard for women to deal with this, and why do they resent the display?
Body fascism is pernicious but so is its inverse, which would cover up the "well" proportioned body in the name of the imperialist sensitivities of people without access to those proportions.