‘Etiquette’ event scrapped

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New York state Sen. Marty Golden (R).
New York state Sen. Marty Golden (R).
Associated Press

It’s still hard to imagine what he was even thinking.

A state lawmaker from Brooklyn has canceled an event for women to learn “posture, deportment and the feminine presence.”

Republican State Sen. Marty Golden sent out a mailing advertising the July 24 business etiquette event. His website said women would be taught to “sit, stand and walk like a model.”

But Golden canceled the event Tuesday after critics said he was out of touch with the lives of working women.

You think?

Keep in mind, the intended point of Golden’s now-canceled event had to do with employment – he thought women who learned “the feminine presence” and how to “walk like a model” would be in a better position to get jobs. The advertised tips also included lessons on how to “walk up and down a stair elegantly,” as if that would come up in a job interview.

It’s the 21st century. I just thought I’d mention that.

'Etiquette' event scrapped

Updated