Women have progressed far beyond the point of no return. They're in medical schools and law schools, and they're inching into the upper echelons of the corporate world. They've entered the political arena and are even beginning to make inroads into that ultimate male enclave, the U. S. Congress. They've had a taste of equality, even a taste of power. They've experienced the shift in the balance of power in a marriage that occurs when a wife is earning as much money as her husband. They've experienced the autonomy that comes from being in control of their own reproductive lives. They will almost certainly have to fight for these things again and again, losing ground, gaining ground, running in place. But they will never go back.