Re: Gender Equality
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 06:44:38 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-10-27 06:09:07 EST, Dale wrote:

<< I wanted to know that if the majority wanted to invite someone that was
clearly their superior could they do so? Even someone that had an
agenda, "intending to counteract the effects of a real or perceived
societal evil." Have they ever done so? If so how long did he or she

What if Sheri "strong feminist" Ponzi played her cards right and got
elected to the staff at Sudbury? Would Alan and Joe be really really
upset? >>

Is the pope "clearly (the) superior" to anyone? That's a matter of faith...a
faith I don't happen to share.

The point I took from Joe's clarification around "righting wrongs" was not
that staff members shouldn't have strongly held views. It was that they need
to do two things with those views (at least):

1. Make sure that they don't violate school meeting rules in the pursuit of
their beliefs.

2. Make sure that they act on their true beliefs, some would call them core
beliefs, rather than on a more artificial sense of what they "should" do. (I
recognize that this last one is particularly slippery and wildly open to
interpretation. It is not a statement I can logically defend. Rather, it is
one of those "I know it when I see it" sorts of things.)