A Pennsylvania newspaper published a letter to the editor suggesting that Hillary Clinton cannot be president because women menstruate.
A letter published in The Williamsport Sun-Gazette questions what would happen if the 68-year-old Democratic presidential candidate was sick and had a period ‘at the same time’.
The letter, entitled ‘take our country back’, claims: ‘They call us sexist just because we are critical of Hillary Clinton and her health.
Outrage: A Pensylvannia newspaper published a sexist letter suggesting Hillary Clinton, pictrued last week in Miami, Florida, cannot be president because women menstruate
Nonsensical: The letter to the editor, pictured left, was published on Saturday in Pennsylvania paper Williamsport Sun-Gazette
‘What if that time of month comes and she is sick at the same time?’
The author, Carl Unger, from Montgomery, Pennsylvania, then declares his support for Hillary’s Republican rival, adding: ‘We need to take our country back and an outsider like Donald Trump is the only one who can do it.
‘He is not a politician but an everyday guy like all of us patriots who love our country.’
Since the letter was published on Saturday, the letter has attracted numerous comments online.
BillyPenn.com reporter Anna Orso tweeted a photograph of the newspaper clipping with the caption: ‘This letter actually ran in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, a real newspaper, today.’
She added: ‘It actually wonders what might happen if Hillary Clinton gets her period while also being sick.’
Hundreds of people have liked and commented on her tweet, with many criticizing the author of the letter.
Critics: Since the letter was published, the letter has attracted numerous comments online, pictured on Twitter
‘None of his business’: Twitter users criticized the man, who declared his support for Republican Donald Trump, for his sexist comments and ignorance about mestruation
One user, Donna Johns, from Des Moines, Iowa, wrote: ‘It’ll be OK. When we have a pre-menopausal woman president, it will still be none of his business.’
Another user from Phoenix, writing under the name ‘SCK’, added: ‘I’m guessing this Carl Unger Montgomery’s family is happy he made it all the way up to the fourth grade.’
Others were more concerned with the author’s grasp of biology after he appeared to not be aware of the menopause.
‘I hope Carl Unger is not a gynecologist!’ wrote Gary White.
Christine Baker, from Indiana, added: ‘We need better sex ed. Do none of these people understand about menopause?’
Kiran Opal hit back at people commenting on her age, saying: ‘To responders: instead of the “she’s post-menopausal so it’s fine” maybe don’t spread sexist menstruation myths also.’
Daily Mail Online has contacted Williamsport Sun-Gazette for comment.