Reporting: Pages for Women

Gone are the days of the old-fashioned "women's pages" — those pallid compendiums of weddings, engagements and social comings and goings. Taking their place in U.S. newspapers are pages for women filled with news and feature stories about the facts of modern life.

Typical is a series that ran in the women's section of the Seattle Times. In full and numbing detail, Women's Editor Dorothy Brant Brazier described house wife alcoholics in Seattle: how they keep their window shades perpetually drawn, how they dare not show their swollen faces at P.T.A. meetings,...

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