The Sexes: Letting Their Hair Down

As Leah Rabin, wife of Israel's Premier, stood up to address a session of the International Women's Conference in Mexico City (TIME, June 30), the Arabs, Africans and Communists who made up more than half the audience streamed out. To those who remained, Rabin observed philosophically: "I know countries have conflicts and misunderstandings, but not to be willing to sit down and listen to each other is to reject the point and goals of our being here together."

Indeed, as the U.N.-sponsored two-week-long conference neared its final days, the problems that beset women seemed...

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