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Opinion

Ellen Goodman

Come on up, you boors, and get your Equal Rites awards

And so once more we will gather tomorrow to celebrate August 26, the 93d anniversary of that historic day when women finally won the right to vote. Our optimistic foremothers fervently believed that the vote would empower women to transform the world.

Our generation is, well, a touch more skeptical. Indeed, we commemorate this day in our own quirky way by assigning our one-woman jury to give out the Equal Rites Awards to those folks who are still doing their best to take us backward. Ah, so many contenders, so few awards, so . . . the envelopes please.

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