22 March 1957
The right to work, the right to vote, were hard-fought battles for women in the early 1900s. The right for men to organize into labor unions were hard fought battles for men. The battles of men and women for prestige status, each in their own way, were battles that needed to be fought. However, I am a great believer in the swinging pendulum.
Wen something new is added to the human social scene, the idea catches on. The imagination is fired and off goes humanity, chasing the new thought. Freud, women’s rights, men’s rights – and the pendulum swings in the opposite direction.
Russia did this with divorce cases, until the social breakdown incurred was so apparent, even in Russia, social changes had to be made.
Delighted Sylvia [Porter] sets the example of one leader of women. There are many others. Nothing is wasted in this world. All this had to be. But, our mounting divorce rate as the female sheep go over the economic cliffs as women more interested in careers in a man’s world is sweeping aside all consideration of the family.