I found Eleanor Ferrucci's letter to the editor very offensive and misleading. Our children were taught that they could achieve their goals in life by their own hard work, determination and education, not by their gender. The concept that a woman candidate deserves to be elected to the position of city judge because she is a woman is total nonsense. Ms. Ferrucci is a provocateur, attempting to muddy the waters by creating a "feminist issue." She was made aware of the judicial race in a Schenectady paper and yet chose to vent her views in The Leader-Herald. Why?