Why We Marched, My Darlings

We knew our mothers didn't have great lives. My mother had lots of energy and ability. She was a brilliant bridge and mah-jongg player, a good golfer and hostess, head of the women's division of the community chest, etc. But I didn't want to be like my mother. Women in my generation had to be self-made. We were the first women to move into careers and autonomy. The energy released by the move to women's equality was stronger than that released by the H-bomb.

The vote for women was won the year before I was born. Now women participate more and...

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