EVER since MR. BEVIN'S unfortunate broadcast address one Sunday nine or ten months ago the position in regard to the “calling up” and employment of women has been chaotic in the extreme. The obtaining of the desired quantity of female labour has been left mainly to women interviewing clerks in employment exchanges, whose methods have varied from bribery, through all stages of cajolery, to intimidation. Consequently, all women between the ages of 20 and 30, and many up to 40, have been living ever since in a state of hysterical tension, which has had a most disturbing effect on normal life, to say nothing of the war effort.
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