Letter: Laurie load (3)

August 17, 2001

Did the material that Phylomena Badsey gained from Laurie Taylor (Letters, THES , August 10) for her first-year women's studies BA course include the impression that " ad hominem " is a sexist phrase?

" Hominem " means "person"; it is Laurie's implied translation as "man", that is sexist.

Tony Sudbery
Department of mathematics
University of York

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