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Houston Breakthrough, December 1980 - January 1981 - Page 9. December 1980 - January 1981. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 27, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1226/show/1206.

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Transcript Pats and Pans was a lot of fun for me. It started off as a consciousness-raising tool — a quick pat on the head for deeds well done, or a kick in the pants for miscreants. It also allowed me to indulge a weakness for puns. (That's one reason it remained anonymous for almost a year.) But it was also limiting. The format precluded any indepth treatment of issues, and besides that, after a couple of years I started running out of words that contained Pat, Pan or facsimiles thereof. So I quit. Here are a few samples. A poison PAN letter to Lynn Ashby, Houston Post columnist, for his perennial chauvinism. In his Awards for '75: "it was the year of women's rights, giving us Patty Hearst, Squeaky Fromme and Sara Jane Moore." Princess Anne is fourth in line for the British throne. Under the ancient law of succession, which favors the male line, she comes after her older brother, Prince Charles, and her two younger brothers, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. But Labor Member of Parliament Robert Kilroy-Silk believes that Britain's new Sex Discrimination Act should put her second in line. (Apparently he disapproves of royal heir-brushing.) Give him a princely PAT for bucking 'em at the Palace. Battered women beware. The stench of Macho (son of Brut) now comes in cologne, spray cologne and soap-on-a- rope; all penis-shaped and sold at Jocke's ...er, Joske's. "So bold it reflects his personality and life-style perfectly. It's ba-a-ad and that's good" read full-page Joske's ads in local dailies. PAN Joske's phallacious reasoning that "macho power" is "strong and so alive, and it belongs to today's young contemporary man - the man with macho." It's ba-a-ad, and that's bad. Our samPAN award (for the worst looking Chinese junk in town) goes to City Councilmember Frank Mancuso. On behalf of the city, he accepted a bronze the city, Mancuso accepted a bronze statue of Confucius from representatives of the Republic of China. Fine. Except that the inscription on the base of the statue reads "When the Great Principle prevails, the world is a commonwealth.... men have their respective occupations women their homes...."PAT Women's Advocate Nikki van Hightower who objected strongly, saying "This city would not tolerate a statue....with a racist statement at its base." Tempus fug it, except in Uvalde. Governor Dolph Briscoe has just reappointed Dr. Maynard S. Hart of El Paso to another three-year term on the State Health Advisory Committee. The governor personally makes all such appointments to state agencies and committees. The only problem is, Dr Hart died in 1975. A timesPAN to the governor. PAN AM America for inviting two male medical experts on "Face Off to debate the safety of breast feeding. Can you imagine two women experts called on to discuss the safety of vasectomies? Can't see it would make such a vas deferens. That PANcake make-up on the reporters is being spread a little too thin around 2 Country. We're tired of seeing Ron Stone pop out of elevators and Sara Lowry standing in check-out lines, being swooned over by adoring fans. How do they find time to report the news between all these testimonials? PAT Channel 26 (K-DOG) for hounding them a little; they have a lovely spoof on the whole thing where a viewer spies the K-DOG mascot leaving the station and excitedly asks, "Hey aren't you the K- DOG?" Thanks, K-DOG, for the paws that refreshes. PAT Jacqueline Means who, on New Years Day, was ordained the first woman priest in the Episcopal Church. Means,a high school dropout at 16, who eloped with a truck driver, says she wants to become a bishop. Could be. Where there's a Means there's a way. A peanut butter PAT to the Girl Scouts of America, who last month, in their first ever political statement, came out in favor of the ERA. Two Girl Scout leaders in Austin were so burned up at this that they set fire to their uniforms. It is not known whether they were wearing them at the time. A group in Savannah chewed it over for a while and then voted to boycott all Girl Scout cookies, even chocolate mints. By December of 1978, Pats and Pans had become Media Matters. That month, we asked the burning question, . "Can Barbara Walters find happiness as a mil- lion-dollar-a-year voyeur?", the neckline on T.M/s cover model was plunging and so was the morale of city desk staffers at the Houston Post Since then, we have tackled some serious issues: the Guyana tragedy, the American coverage of the Iran situation, human rights violations in South America, Margaret Thatcher, the censoring of Death of a Princess by Channel 8, coverage of environmental issues by Houston's dailies. And then there's the pope, and Dan Patrick, and Bob Hope. Some things never change. When John Wayne died the eulogies came thick and fast. He was a hero, a role model, the personification of American values. One of the most interesting, if crass, observations came from Bob Hope. "We've lost a big one, a jumbo in this business," said Hope, as if bemoaning the demise of a Big Mac. In a way, it was the most honest remark of all. Wayne was a commodity, a quintessential example of the American way of selling. When we buy toothpaste, we buy sex-appeal. When we buy a Big Mac, we buy the wholesome family image. When we buy John Wayne, we buy the good guy. Whether he realized it or not, Hope said a mouthful. (July/August, 1979)' Channel 11 sportscaster Dan Patrick has apparently never heard of separation of church and sports. Inspired no doubt by his interview with Terry Bradshaw on how Jesus helped him win the Superbowl, Patrick devoted—and we do mean devoted—a whole week recently to a series called Sports and Religion. Jocks for Jesus would have been a better title, or Athletic Supporters of Christ, since it was composed of testimonials to fundamentalist Christianity- no wide world of religion here. "The relationship between Christ and athletes is growing rapidly," said a baseball player. "The movement to Christ is growing," affirmed an NBA enthusiast. And just for good measure, Patrick played his Bradshaw interview again. The station, which built up the series with several spots throughout the week, seems to be promoting Patrick as its answer to Ch. 13's Marvin Zindler. If that's the case, they forgot the question. (March 1980) Popes Say the Darndest Things: "The simple joys of the poor, in the humble shacks of the peasants, the Indians, the immigrants" are still present in the midst of suffering, Pope John Paul II told a crowd of 200,000 in Puebla, Mexico. He had just swept in from Mexico City, down 80 miles of super-highway reserved for the day just for him. It's a wonder he wasn't too pooped to pope. (Feb. 1979)) Gabrielle Cosgriff **»«tji*4* SKI TEXAS T-SHIRT printed in five colors and priced at $ 11.00 each AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN HOUSTON AT DOMICILE 2423 Rice Blvd. ■ Houston, Texas 77005 ■ (713) 523-5591 Hours: 10:00 til 5:30 Mon.-Sat. and 10:00 til 9:00 Thurs. IN PERSON JUDY CHICAGO i at The Bookstore's Holiday Party Thursday, December 18 7-9 P.M. 1728Bissonnet 527-8522 Christmas shopping hours: Monday-Thursday 10-8 Friday-Saturday 10-6 Sunday 12-5 Free gift wrapping Major credit cards DECEMBER/JANUARY 1981