Betty Friedan, president of the National Organisation for Women, interviewed during a march in New York City, 1970
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The End of Men
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The ancient conundrum, “What do women want?”, has perplexed at least half of humanity for millennia; but Chaucer’s Wife of Bath proposed a pithy solution. In the Canterbury Tales she recounts the story of an unchivalrous Arthurian knight who was condemned to death for raping a maiden. He is saved by the Queen, who grants…
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