William Etty (1787-1849) - English painter of luscious, sensual
nudes that scandalized the Victorian public. He often chose historical
or classical subjects that enabled him to depict large numbers of naked women.
Etty drawing of needlessly naked fairies
Eugenics - Eugenics, originated and named by Sir Francis Galton, aims at the genetic improvement of human beings by means of preventing
the reproduction of persons of "definitely defective types"
and encouraging that of "persons of sound stock." The
term enjoyed great popularity among groups distributed across
the political spectrum, including Soviet theorists, Italian Fascists,
and German National Socialists. Since World War II, the term has
fallen out of favor, but the concepts underlying eugenics continue
to find proponents.
A quick history of eugenics
The Difference Dictionary was first published
in slightly different form in Science Fiction Eye, Issue #8.
Text copyright 1990, 1996, 2000, 2003,
by Eileen K. Gunn.