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Jan 14, 2005 1:38 pm

Second Response to Wendy McElroy

While we continue to be puzzled by Wendy McElroy's interpretation of our paper as a charge of homophobia against her and Joan Kennedy Taylor, a charge we most emphatically had no intention of making and do not regard anything we said in our paper as plausibly embodying, we are certainly eager to avoid contributing even slightly or inadvertently to promoting any such impression regarding two writers for whose work we have considerable respect and admiration despite our various theoretical disagreements.

Accordingly, the latest public draft of the essay uses the term 'Radical Menace' rather than the analogical use of the term 'Lavender Menace,' and adds an explanatory footnote, in order to avoid the possibility of unintentional misunderstandings.

We apologize for any misunderstanding generated by our earlier terminology.

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