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Pointblank Times 1976-06 - Page 4. July 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/12/show/3.

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Title Pointblank Times 1976-06
Date July 1976
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbianism--United States--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbianism--United States--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
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Transcript Jan Cunningham, an indefatigable Houston athlete and coach, has been involved with Houston NOW's Task Force on Sports and was National Coordinator of NOW's Task Force on Sports from August 1974 until January 1976. What follows is a conversation about some of Jan's experiences participating in and supporting women's athletics. PBT: What did you do as National Coordinator? Jan: The main thing we did was Title IX stuff for months and months and months. That v/as 90% of the Task Force activity. PBT: Jan: Was lesbianism ever an issue? There were never problems with lesbianism. It was never brought up at board meetings. After sending my first memo, where I said something about NOW's policy on lesbians, I got a letter back from a lesbian in Washington who was really offended. She misread my statement and wrote, "I am a lesbian, and I object to your wording." I wrote back to her, and we traded stories and cleared up the misunderstanding. That was the only problem I had. PBT: Jan: PBT: Jan: Why did you resign as National Coordinator? I got fed up for two reasons-- because of the problems and because I had no time after starting in Houston. The National Task Force was amount of work to do and had no resource kind of work. I think it's impossible. NOW was having internally I was tired and wanted to play games so large and had such a tremendous facilities. One person can't do that How did working with NOW affect your thinking about women's athletics? My attitudes toward women in sports changed in two ways. I became aware of the tremendous discrimination against women in sports, especially lesbians. It's everywhere. I was mad about it when I was twelve baseball with a real field with a real fence with If you're an oddball and stay with sports and you leader, then you're strange and something's wrong understand. I didn't understand until I got into changed with the Houston Softball team (I coach), women athletes and in women's sports to deemphasize competitiveness. and my brothers were playing real dugouts. I loved dugouts. aren't beautiful and a cheer- Well, I v/as mad, and I didn't NOW. The other attitude There's a big trend with I under stand the viewpoint, but I don't think it works. The Softball team had an immediate split in philosophies. Some People v/anted to just play for fun while I wanted to play to win. Gradually over the last three and became highly competitive, while I began to think, need an opportunity to play sports." The team would go upset when they lost and terribly upset by playing only everyone did in a democratic compromise). That's why I only won't work. It hasn't worked down here, and this roots experience in sports. years, the team changed Well, these people really out and become terribly two innings (which think playing for fun is certainly a grass PBT: Do you believe that kind of competitiveness is valuable? Jan: Feminists need to be aggressive and competitive to servive, but need to know how to have control. Total aggressiveness will have the world flying at you and will create waves.