The Press: Short Takes

> Along with its surprisingly accurate long-range weather predictions and other distinctive features, the 156-year-old Farmers' Almanac has always carried a batch of snappy sayings that put down women. ("She's a human dynamo—charging everything." "Many a gal has made it to the top because her dress didn't.") This year, however, the ladies get a slightly better shake. Acting on a letter from a Maryland woman who complained about male chauvinism. Editor Ray Geiger has included in the 1973 edition a two-page article stressing women's intellectual equality and right to equal opportunities. Admits Geiger:...

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