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An Open Letter to The Woman in the Back of the Room

Dear Woman Who Sits in the Back of the Classroom,

We have been in this community college class together for a couple of months now, but I can’t say that I have ever taken notice of anything you have said – until last night’s class when we were talking about gender.  I find our sociology class about problems in society to be fairly basic.  I have a degree in Gender and Women’s Studies and Political Science, so I know I can get pretty high and mighty about gender issues at times.  But I have to say, you really pushed my buttons a little bit yesterday when you expressed that individuals with no discernable gender caused you “repulsion”, and that feminists are “whiners”.  I suppose I might be enforcing your stereotype of feminists here (which even I think is a little bit funny), but your comment about gender ambiguity was pretty offensive.