Writer’s ‘colorful’ language is judged differently than if said by a man


Letters to the Editor

To the editor:

Regarding Ed Rohde’s Sept. 26 comments directed at me: they remind me of a conversation I had with my husband years ago.

He described my spoken word style as being too strongly stated, and I asked him how he would rate his own speech, using the same exact wording.

His response: “colorful.”

So Mr. Rohde, we can agree to disagree. It’s called having differing points of view. And it’s OK, because we are able to express our individual opinions.

Thanks for your opinion, and thanks to Call Newspapers for giving voice to both of us.

Georgeanne Gass