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How I Lost My Mother to Second-Wave Feminism

I hated those NOW women — until I realized they were helping me

Photo: National Commission for the Observance of the International Women’s Year/PhotoQuest/Getty Images

BBefore they came along, my mother was home with me. We played and had a grand time making sauce from the little crabapples we collected off the tree outside our kitchen window. My mother’s attention always made me joyful. I was five, and I felt like she and I owned the world. That…

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