Richard B, older English for womyn is wifmann, where mann was a
generic term for human. Some men, property-proud, took it over.
Not that liberated language abolishes or even hinders sexism--
Chinese has a common term for human, ren (rising tone); gender must
be specified by a prefix if needed. It didn't stop footbinding.
Stepping on instinct toes (the word's used a lot lately), I revert to
Clara Davis' work with infants, who should show 'instinct' better than
aging Europeans... of 17 meals with both raw and cooked single foods
eaten, cooked outdid raw 14 times, the 3 exceptions being oats, beef
and marrow. As mentioned before, no food-combining rules were
followed, other than 'take and eat,' nor was any meal exclusively
raw, though one was all-cooked apart from the milk.
Regularly scheduled Faith in instinct can now resume undisturbed... Pet