In the terse, anti-Lynda Hopkins letter, the writer opined that she should not be running for county supervisor, because she is the mother of two young girls.
Does he mean that she should not work outside of her home? Would he say the exact same thing if it were her husband who was seeking this county job? Haven't we gotten beyond such antiquated thinking?
Simplistic either/or arguments are in vogue: the woman can apparently either choose to be a good mother or a good supervisor, but not both. To the contrary, Lynda Hopkins is an excellent mom, and she will--simultaneously--be an excellent supervisor.
Mark Tansil, Sebastopol
North Bay Bohemian
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