The South/sexes: The Belle: Magnolia and Iron

Louisiana Feminist Annabelle Walker, demurely dressed in a hoop skirt and twirling a parasol, demonstrated in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment last year. "A man shies away from an overly aggressive female," warns Gale Childers, who nonetheless has been aggressive enough to be a South Carolina bank branch manager at the age of 30. Alabama State Treasurer Melba Till Allen owes much of her success at the polls to her charming, ultrafeminine manner. Says she, "I don't believe that a woman could win in Alabama if she were not a lady." Yet...

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