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Clinton is a beacon of light

Hooray, at 84, I’m finally able to cast my presidential vote for a woman, a strong and intelligent woman (Why are strong men admired and strong women viewed with distrust?). I was lucky to meet and briefly chat with Hillary. I was impressed with her warmth and kindness. Our shared concern for children warmed my heart.

Those young women vacillating on supporting her bug me. As a young college graduate and teacher, I couldn’t get credit. I didn’t have a husband to sign my applications. I worked hard for the Equal Rights Amendment so girls could have the chance in jobs and sports that I never had. Washington state passed the amendment in 1972, but it failed on the national level, so girls, your rights hang by a slender thread. Do you trust them to a thrice married president who judges women only by their blonde hair and figures?

Hillary Clinton will be a beacon of light for the dominated and enslaved women around the world. She had the guts to speak up for them in Beijing. Incidentally, I’m glad my many sons (and daughter) are Hillary supporters without being pushed by my big mouth.

Sally Jackson

Spokane Valley

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