If America doesn't end the war between the sexes, heterosexual love may be in danger of disappearing, said panelist Betty Friedan at the Law School Forum last night.
Mrs. Friedan, in asserting the denigration of women, by themselves and by men, went on to tell her audience that "the mere production of children" was not a suitable or desirable goal for women. The woman who has four children by the age of 25 then has fifty years to live, with nothing to do, because she has "patterned her whole life on" a fraction of it.
She called for women to take a decision-making role in the country in order to end discrimination. Where are the women Senators, college professors and presidents, she asked, implying that they were being thwarted by the climate their own inhibitions and fears have created.
Mary I. Bunting, President of Radcliffe and another panelist, was not so alarmed.
The real, crisis, Mrs. Bunting suggested, lay in the ability of the graduate schools to adapt to "the rather dramatic change in the way young women are planning their lives."
Young girls who go on to graduate schools are not going to want to postpone marriage, Mrs. Bunting added. The graduate schools must be prepared to welcome them on a part time basis, she said.
Pauli Murray, the third panelist, (who unsuccessfully petitioned President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Faculty and the Board of Overseers for admission to the Law School before it accepted women) developed the parallel between
She also said that some men oppose the civil rights of Negroes and of women. tween their superior status and their because they "Glur the distinction be-greater female participation in society masculinity."