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Writings on gender issues magnify scrutiny of Trump Fed pick

WASHINGTON — Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration.

In a column for the Washington Times, Moore wrote in 2000 that “Colleges are places for rabble-rousing. For men to lose their boyhood innocence….To stay out way too late drinking. And the women seemed to survive just fine. If they were so oppressed and offended by drunken, lustful frat boys, why is it that on Friday nights they showed up in droves in tight skirts to the key parties?”

The column, reported earlier by the New York Times, followed the emergence Monday of articles Moore had written complaining about the suitability of female referees and commentators in basketball.

Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press