For more than 30 years, women have fought hard for the right to make their own choices. Many women’s lives have changed for the better due to this struggle. It is sad and frustrating to realize, however, that the “Pressures to conform” (Cover,Jan. 12) to a culture fixated on thinness and youth have many women trapped in a different web that is just as controlling as the past one of inequality and inequity.
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