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Letter to President Turner

As much I enjoy reading Joseph Goddard’s opinion columns, despite our differences, I have to comment on the factual inaccuracy and sexism present in his article published on Wednesday, “Pass the tissues, Hillary’s got some issues.”

His piece mentioned Hillary Clinton’s widely covered emotional response to a question leading up to the New Hampshire primary, and he also talked about a more recent show of emotion in Maine. In saying that she “turned on the tears once again,” Goddard is being irresponsible with the facts. At neither of these events did Clinton shed a single tear. More importantly, however, is the sexism apparent in Goddard’s belief that Clinton’s show of emotion was not genuine because it “contradicts” her portrayal of herself as a “strong and capable woman.”

Correct me, ladies, if I’m wrong, but since when were women incapable of simultaneously possessing strength and passion? I’m all about free expression, but not when it involves the deliberate manipulation of facts.

Curtis Hill

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