Women: A New Femininity

It was just a symposium at San Francisco's University of California Medical Center, but 1,200 students turned out for it, cramming the 500-capacity auditorium and spilling over into another building to follow the proceedings on closed-circuit television. Thousands of plain citizens watched it on educational station KQED and swamped the station with mail.

The fascinating subject: women.

The ladies were examined from all angles—some acute. Gynecologist Edmund Overstreet speculated on the possibility that the menopause might be an ailment rather than a natural process (no non-human primate seems to experience it). Philosopher...

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