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F-bombs are always offensive

I read with interest yet another letter on the F-Bomb breakfast club at First Ave. Coffee.

I was the second person to weigh in on the offensiveness of F-bombs by an “empowered” group in a public establishment. I was astonished to see the writer of a Sept. 8 letter, “Misogyny isn’t good taste,” was Spokane City Councilwoman “Proud F-Bomber” Kate Burke. Wow! I’m not sure whether to be more shocked that a Spokane council member publicly supports the use of F-bombs or that she maintains the use of vulgar terms really does empower women.

Burke faults Jake Laete (first letter) for his “sexist and absurd” thinking of women and profanity. I am a woman and worked in a communications/PR position for a company of over 3,000 for 20 years. I also served a term as president of the local chamber of commerce. I had a responsibility to those entities to represent dignity, productivity and sensitivity.

Burke is proudly representing Spokane city by stepping up for the F-word. F-bombs in any language, any setting, by any gender is still just that: offensive. I’m glad I live in Spokane Valley.

Mindy Wright

Spokane Valley


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