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State Sen. Marty Golden cancels event on 'feminine presence'

New York state Sen. Martin Golden, R-Brooklyn New York state Sen. Martin Golden, R-Brooklyn

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 web site 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.

Golden's spokesman said in an e-mail that the planned event was similar to ones being organized by other elected officials, as well as classes conducted in local high schools.

Earlier Tuesday, State Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat, said she sometimes feels like she drives "three hours north and 50 years back in history" when she goes to Albany.

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