In 1975, Nora Ephron sat down with Studs Terkel to talk about Crazy Salad, her collection of essays about women and the women's rights movement during the 1970s. If the excerpts animated by Blank on Blank above reflect the entirety of the conversation (listen here), then you can't help but notice that the gender issues being discussed then, during that late stage of second wave feminism, haven't gone away today. They're still very much out there. The difference is the enthusiasm, the sense of possibility, that Ephron couldn't contain then. "It's exciting." "It's ok being a woman now. I like it. Try it some time!" Indeed.
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