People: Sep. 13, 1968

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"No more Miss America!" announced the flyer from the Women's Liberation Force. The protest came from a group of angry ladies led by Robin Morgan, 27, poetess and housewife. As the Liberators see it, Miss America represents "racism with roses"; she is a "military death mascot" symbolizing "the living bra and the dead soldier." What's more, this "mindless boob girlie symbol" represents the "pop-culture obsolescent theme of spindle, mutilate and discard tomorrow." As the contest went on in Atlantic City's Convention Hall, the protesters outside rallied around a "Freedom Trash Can" into which they urged all good women to toss "bras, girdles, curlers, false eyelashes, wigs and representative issues of Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal and Family Circle."

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