National Affairs: The Women

The Democrats did not overlook the fact that they had some wonderfully interesting female exhibits: two lady diplomats, one lady treasurer, two lady vice-presidential aspirants and one world-famous lady delegate to the United Nations. Unlike the Republicans, the Democratic program-makers managed to give the impression that they were proud of their women leaders. However, the Democratic women speakers, like the Republican women before them, tended to take off from the phrase "we women" in discussing all problems—as if women were either class B or class AA citizens.

The two lady diplomats were not howling oratorical successes. Mrs. Perle Mesta, party-giving U.S. envoy...

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