People, Jul. 31, 1972

Is Women's Lib rhetoric getting out of of hand? Yes, says the movement's founder Betty Friedan. In the August McCall's, she insists that "female chauvinist boors" are trying to "elevate women as a separate class" and that this "threatens backlash among women even more than men." Singling out Gloria Steinem for having referred to marriage as "prostitution," Ms. Friedan protests "the assumption that no woman would ever want to go to bed with a man if she didn't need to sell her body for bread or a mink coat. Does this mean that any...

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