By Myriam Miedzian
Ladies of assorted social and ethnic backgrounds speak about how issues have replaced from their grandmother's day to the younger ladies of this day, discussing matters as different as courting and schooling, intercourse discrimination and women's internal lives. 40,000 first printing. Tour."
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