Forum: The Chassler Connection

It was either the hottest story—or the weirdest coincidence—in the history of publishing. In the staid pages of Woman 's Day last month, the wife of an Illinois minister preached passionately about how the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution would help housewives. In the Ladies' Home Journal, the wives of seven 1976 presidential contenders voted 5 to 2 for the ERA and told why. (Only Cornelia Wallace and Nancy Reagan were against it.) The ardently feminist Ms. ran a story by Actor Alan Alda explaining how the amendment could benefit men. In fact, one kind of article or...

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