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04/17/2004: "Hear me roar!"

I've just finished reading "The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art
by Guerilla Girls". It's a wonderful book that should be required reading in college, hell, in high school.

A wealth of information about the accomplishments and hardships of women artists throughout history, as well as interesting tid bits about the roles of women in various societies that give pause for thought.

For example: "In Rome, hermaphrodites posed a particular problem of inheritance, since men could inherit and women could not. So, their genitals were scrutinized during sexual arounsal to determine if they were primarily male or female. Eventually this became sucha burden that they were all thrown into the Tiber."

Perhaps the Bush administration will want to take the same approach for determining who may or may not get married?

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