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Dear Polly,

Do I hear the pitter-pat of the lynch mob at my heels, or is it my imagination? Last time I heard the noise it was real enough. That was 30 years ago and the running feet were male. In those days men became violent in speech and manner to anyone expressing feminist views, frightened that if anyone rocked the boat-that old barge Status Quo-women would stop ironing, cooking and looking after the kids. (Which, of course, turned out to be the case.)

In those days women envied men, because men had a good time…

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