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Be fruitful and multiply. Now

Ive just celebrated a significant birthday. How significant? Hint: I am now eligible to buy the orange bus tickets instead of the fuchsia ones, and the orange ones cost less.

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Freedom to be a woman

It is our great good fortune that we live in an era and society in which there are many and diverse ways of "being a woman" — as there are of "being a man."

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Daze of Our Wives

When I first encountered Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, at the height of its influence in the 70s, I kept thinking, "Who are these women?" My mother and her friends were not "desperate housewives": secret alcoholics and adulterers, trying to escape the boredom of their non-wage-earning lives.

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