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Forty Years of Feminism

Nag, nag, nag.

Aug 7, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 44 • By ALLISON KASIC
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But fewer than half of the attendees stick around to close out the conference, and virtually none under the age of forty are visible in its last hours. In a twist straight out of a bad Lifetime coming-of-age drama, the radio on the shuttle back to the airport is blasting Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley's Dirty Dancing theme song, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"--a sentiment about as true to life for this attendee as Eleanor Smeal's impassioned proclamation to the sisterhood, still ringing in my ears: "The best is yet to come!"

Allison Kasic is director of campus programs at the Independent Women's Forum.