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|July 30, 2000|
|The Jane Fonda Syndrome
By AL MARTINEZ
July 30, 2000
In experiments with conditioned reflex,
Ivan Pavlov taught a hungry dog to salivate at the sound of a bell. That
was about 100 years ago. In contemporary usage, the same conditioning
apparently prevails among
It doesn't even have to be Fonda herself. Last week, I included the name of her ex-husband, Tom Hayden, in a column and there was instant salivation by association....
One e-mailer was especially outraged because, he said, Fonda was being honored as woman of the century. The only reference I could find was that in April 1999, Barbara Walters included her in an ABC special that featured "100 years of great women.".....
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