The Nation: Women March on Houston

Feminists and their foes square off around the big national meeting

Nothing like it has been seen in the U.S. in at least 129 years—or ever. In driving rain, while a band belted out The Yellow Rose of Texas, a bronze torch made its final lap in front of Houston's Albert Thomas Convention Center late last week in the strong hands of Tennis Star Billie Jean King. She was greeted by some 2,000 determined women chanting "ERA! ERA!"—for the Equal Rights Amendment. Puffed New York City's hefty Bella Abzug, who trotted the last stretch with...

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