The Sexes: Discreet Victory

While American feminists are still smarting from 1975 setbacks to the drive for federal and state equal-rights amendments, British women are celebrating—discreetly, of course—a major victory on the same front. Traditionally a man's land, Britain late last year began to see the effects of wide-ranging laws guaranteeing women equal pay and opportunity in government, business and education. An Equal Opportunities Commission headed by Laborite Betty Lockwood has been created to enforce the new laws, and unions are preparing test cases for female members. In its first two weeks the commission was inundated...