The Woman Problem

By From the December 1970 issue

Earlier this year America faced the tedious prospect of a new decade without a new oppressed group to liberate. But in one swell fell swoop our Yankee ingenuity conjured into existence a gaggle of downtrodden persons to uplift. We discovered that women need liberating and this discovery has liberated us from creeping ennui.

This oppressed majority will gain Uhuru come Hell or low hemlines. Just ask Barney Rosset, pornographer. Rosset runs Grove Press, an establishment guided by his philosophy: "What's wrong with exciting people? Our whole society -- television, movies, fashion is built on exciting people." The Women's Liberation Front recently added a new dimension to the exciting business of pandering to prurient interests.