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Editor:

Giving advice to the lovelorn and others is a great newspaper tradition, and I thought the new feature was a fun addition to your paper, until I read one of the replies ("Hey McGuinty!," Aug. 29). The writer complaining about cell phone issues received poorly worded advice on how to deal with unwanted interruptions: "Make that phone your bitch and only use it when you need it."

Huh? Haven't we had enough of the mindset that reinforces degradation of women? If it was Robin Thicke writing the response, I get it. Maybe a bit of editing when a columnist strays too far over the not-so-blurred-line is in order? Language matters, it conveys ideas, and the idea behind this particularly bad advice hurts all of us.

Sheila Evans, Eureka

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