The Nation: Junior Lib (Contd.)

The junior division of women's liberation struck out a few weeks ago when 12-year-old Sharon Poole's little league baseball team in Haverhill, Mass., had to drop her from the roster because, despite her batting and fielding talents, she was the wrong gender (TIME, July 19).

In the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, the cause fared better. Officials waived the rules and 11-year-old Susan Farbin entered the Soap Box Derby traditionally open only to boys aged 11 to 15. She obtained the sponsorship of the National Organization for Women and emblazoned her bright pink racer with a Women's Lib emblem of sexual equality. In...

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