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NY lawmaker cancels event on how women should sit

Tuesday - 7/3/2012, 5:07pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York state lawmaker has canceled an event for teaching women how to sit.

Republican Sen. Marty Golden sent out a mailing advertising the July 24 business etiquette event on "posture, deportment and the feminine presence." His website said women would be taught to "sit, stand and walk like a model."

But Golden canceled the event Tuesday after critics said the former police officer and longtime politician was out of touch with the lives of working women.

Golden's spokesman says the planned event was similar to ones being organized by other elected officials and classes conducted in local high schools.

Democratic state Sen. Liz Krueger says she sometimes feels as though she drives "three hours north and 50 years back in history" when she goes from Manhattan to Albany, the state capital.


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