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Dear HCN,

In Ed Marston's review of Rangeland Health (HCN, 4/9/94), the term "handmaiden" pejoratively described the relationship between range science and the livestock industry. Why this female gendered word? Why not use "servant" or "lackey" or "busboy'? Are most range scientists female? I think not.

Jane Crosby

Boise, Idaho

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