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    Why not “Statespeople”?

    I was struck by the title “The Countrywoman” from your Apr. 1 edition. It brought to mind how sexist “The Statesman” is.

    I remember that in the 1980s, while I was a graduate student here at Stony Brook, I wrote a letter to the then-editor asking if it was time to change the name of the campus paper to something more neutral, like “The Statespeople.”

    It is time now?

    Why the sexist language?

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