The Sexes: Male and Female

Nearly every week brings subtle shifts, or at least portents of change, in the balance of forces between the sexes. Last week was no exception:

> The other customers laughed when Mary Anna Anderson tried to rent a Rototiller so she could plow her rock-filled yard and plant grass around her house in Van Nuys, Calif. Only men can rent power equipment, a salesman for Northridge Equipment Rentals told her curtly and without explanation. Anderson, 28, who had just graduated from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco but had not yet been...

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