GREAT BRITAIN: Women's Rights

Thirty-two of Britain's leading ladies marched last week into Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden's office to demand equality with men in Britain's Diplomatic Service (now for men only). They gushed scorn on every common objection from "marriage would interfere" to the notion that an Oriental potentate might take a peculiar view of a lady ambassador.

Secretary Eden, a model diplomat, said nothing with great graciousness. More forthright, after the meeting, was Virginia-born Viscountess Astor, a stampeding emancipatrix if not yet a diplomat. She snorted: "You can't convince a diplomat. We women made an unanswerable case. A woman is far more skillful...

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