The deans who lorded over Literary Digest made this article their lead piece, so urgent was the sensation that an onslaught of vengeful modernist women, so fleet of foot and irreverently unhampered by hanging hems and confining corsets, were approaching their New York offices as their first act in disassembling the patriarchy. Their article begins innocently enough, asking the question:
"Is 'the old-fashioned girl,' with all that she stands for in sweetness, modesty and innocence, in danger of becoming extinct?"
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