WOMEN: How to De-Radicalize

They wore knee-length linen dresses, white pumps and pearls instead of blue jeans, T shirts and sandals. When upset, they exclaimed only "Oh, heavens!" or "Darn it!" They called themselves ladies as often as they said women, and they sometimes said hero when they meant heroine. They were, in short, Republicans, not Democrats. But for all their modesty of style and rhetoric, they had unexpected influence. 'I'm a Democrat," said Betty Friedan, who was observing the proceedings for McCall's, "but the emergence of women at this convention may be more important than...

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