People, Oct. 22, 1973

All over the town of Higuera Real, the posters announced the appearance of Angelita, the first woman torero to fight in Spain since a 1908 law was passed limiting women to fighting from horseback. But Angela Hernandez, 24, got gored, metaphorically speaking, before she even entered a corrida. Although a Madrid labor court upheld Angelita's right to fight on foot, the Ministry of the Interior refused to grant her a license. Working her cape close to the horns of the dilemma as she trained on a bull ranch near Seville, Angelita exploded: "These...

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