Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Guardsmen, Linemen, and Kl....

There is a funny side note to the long-overdue Mississippi prosecution of a Klansman for 40 year-old murders. Some reporters are referring to him as a "Klan member" rather than a "Klansman," so as not to be sexist. Let us not offend the women in sheets.

This reminds me of the criminal law professor who referred to his former student, Justice Alan Page, as a former "defensive linesperson" for the Minnesota Vikings. There is also a move to refer to National Guardsmen as "guard members." At least you can make an argument for the latter, as there are women in the Guard. Not so with the NFL. Too silly!

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