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posted: 8/31/2012 4:52 AM

One giant leap for humankind?

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One giant leap for humankind?

Neil Armstrong indeed was famous for being the first person to set foot on the moon. But a lady friend of mine who is an ardent feminist considers him to have been gender-discriminatory when he said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Yes, it would have been a better step had he said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for humankind." So be it.

Theodore M. Utchen

Wheaton

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