WOMEN: Spent Crusade

In 1848 an intrepid band of ladies, full of git & gumption, descended on Seneca Falls, N.Y., to declare a rebellion against "the repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman." These injuries, they said, had as their direct object the establishment of an "absolute tyranny" over woman.

Last week, 200 women met in the Labor Department's auditorium in Washington to commemorate that first Women's Rights Convention. Every important U.S. women's organization was represented. But the old git & gumption was no longer there.

The truth was that the ladies had a hard time finding anything to...

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