Plain Truth Magazine
February 8, 1975
Volume: Vol XL, No.2
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Amy Bowman  

If one can successfully look into the Women's Movement and not become "ms. merized" by the emotional impact of the battle cry, some interesting and sound concepts can be salvaged. Between the black-hat image of the militant, man-hating feminist and the white-hat image of female gentility is the more balanced outlook, such as Margaret Fuller's - who sees woman "as a nature to grow, as an intellect to discern, as a soul to live freely and unimpeded to unfold such powers as were given her." Theodore Parker observed that "the domestic functions of woman does not exhaust her powers." It can certainly consume a great percentage of her time - the responsibility of becoming a wife and mother cannot justifiably be tossed aside in the sole pursuit of "human identity" - but the lives of most women can encompass more. The need or impulse for personal expression is being more widely recognized and accepted by today's biologists, social scientists and psychoanalysts as a primary need, as basic as love and sex. Yet one long-term survey, conducted by a university, revealed this startling fact:

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Plain Truth MagazineFebruary 8, 1975Vol XL, No.2