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Letter: Legislator should resign

Re “State rep’s ‘vagina’ remark draws fire” (Monitor front page, April 17):

Are you kidding me? Rep. Peter Hansen, I’ll ask you again, are you kidding me? You must be an “out-of-the-closet” misogynist, as I can think of no other reason a sane, supposedly competent state representative would propagate the objectification of women by referring to them as a body part. Is this how you want us to regard our wives, mothers and daughters?

Is this what I should teach my son? As parents we spend so much time trying to teach our young boys to respect girls and treat them as equal that with one statement you seem to dismiss any progress women have made in a society that still has a glass ceiling. Your apology is adequate, but the statement certainly gives insight into how you view women. Come on! Get out of the Stone Age and do all us a favor and resign your position immediately. With this statement, your bias against women is apparent and not something we can tolerate in our state government.

JOHN BASSI

Concord

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