Heidi Seltz gave men everywhere a piece of her mind in just 3 sentences.
The Afton, Minnesota, resident penned a scathing response to two anti-abortion letters published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune following the Supreme Court ruling on June 27 striking down abortion restrictions in Texas.
Her letter was just three sentences, but it made an incredible impact:
“To the two men whose anti-abortion letters were published on June 28: Unless you have a woman’s body, I don’t want to hear your opinion on what women’s bodies should or should not do,” she wrote. “In fact, it would be a delight if the Star Tribune Editorial Board ceased publishing men’s letters about women’s bodies entirely. Perhaps newspaper readership among young people would grow if every time we opened a paper, we didn’t have to read old men’s fusty opinions about uteri.”
A photo of the letter shared on Twitter by @WentRogue with the caption “Heidi is sick of your bulls***” has since been retweeted more than 3,500 times.
Heidi is sick of your bullshit. pic.twitter.com/7TGEz5Q3TD
— Stacey Burns (@WentRogue) June 30, 2016
Seltz’s letter to the editor joins a rich history of women taking newspapers to task by way of strongly-worded notes. In 1885, the pioneering investigative reporter Nellie Bly got her start at the Pittsburgh Dispatch through her response to a misogynistic column entitled “What Girls Are Good For.” The editor of the paper was so impressed by her arguments that he offered her a job.
Something tells us Seltz might not jump at a similar offer.
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