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Readers Lament 'Return of the Brute'

July 28, 1991

I object to the term Neo-Neanderthalism. It is used to describe the apparent trend among men with low income, low self-esteem and imperfect bodies to assert their brutish dominance over women.

First, there is nothing "neo" about it, just as there is nothing new about any form of bigotry.

Second, "Neanderthalism," although it implies stupidity, also implies strength.

I suggest we use a more honest, descriptive term like "Hostile Wimps."

CAROL LAY

Los Angeles

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