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Herizons 1983-06 - Page 1. June, 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1296/show/1288.

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Title Herizons 1983-06
Publisher National Organization for Women at the University of Houston
Date June, 1983
Description Vol. 3 No. 6
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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Language English
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  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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Transcript NOW at the University of Houston Vol 3, #6 JUNE 1983 President's Column. By many, June is thought of as the month to celebrate marriage and brides. This issue offers a piece on marriage under the eyes of the law. A new perspective maybe and one which we hope will be instructive. Jeanne Somnerfeld, Jo Ann Evansgardner and I were present at NOW at UH May 10th Business meeting. Many items were discussed. Membership for the Women's Lobby Alliance for 1983 was approved with a vote of 2-1. Another topic discussed was this year's nation-wide NOW Walkathon. Jeanne suggested we consider an alternative event which would be something new like a "Registration-a-thon." Be sure to read her article "Race for November." Re Pornography in the UC Candy Shoppe: I was unable to attend the last University Center Policy Board meeting and therefore did not get our proposal introduced concerning the pornographic magazines on sale at the UC Candy Shoppe (see May issue NOW/HERIZON.) Anyone interested in helping on this action, please contact me. Gay Pride Week is June 16th thru 27th and there will be events everyday throughout the city. On Thursday 23, NOW/UH will hold a program on the effects of homophobia on young people. We need to hear from people who will work on this program. For information on Gay Pride Week events and NOW/UH program please call Cindy at 921-1175 (evenings.) NOW/UH recieved a letter from National NOW informing us that CBS's "Cagney and Lacey" may be cancelled next season. This show, which airs on Monday at 9pm, is one of a handful of TV shows which portrays women in non-traditional jobs and as strong and couragous individuals. It is very seldom that we see women with these positive qualities on TV shows. I urge all who watch and enjoy this program to write to the people below and urge them to keep "Cagney and Lacey" on the air. Write to: Thomas H. Wyman, Chair of the Board, CBS, 51 West 52nd St., N.Y., N.Y. 10019 and Harvey Sheppard, Programming, CBS Television City, 7800 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90037. On June 2nd there will be an Emergency Demonstration in Washington D.C. The purpose of the rally is to dramatize that the vast majority of people don't want another Viet Nam type U. S. intervention, and to demand that $$ be spent for jobs, equality, and human needs. A five page list of endorsers includes many labor organizations, public officials, clergy, educatiors and nationally prominent individuals. Rossann Daumas President, NOW/UH The Houston Area Women's Center Rape Crisis Program invited all interested organizations to attend a planning meeting for an anti-rape rally to be held June 9th. The organizers began by describing the purpose of the rally which was "to raise the consciousness of the community concerning rape in Houston. Susan Turell, director of the HAWC/RCP, continued by reporting on a gang-rape which happened in Houston on April 12. 8 men kidnapped a woman for 4 hours and raped her orally, anally and vaginally, leaving her with broken bones, bruises, and nearly ripped-off breast nipples. She was driven away from the rape by one of the men (the only one who was against the rape), who dropped her off at a convenience store where she called for help. She has not recovered from this brutal act and therefore is not yet physically or mentally able to press charges; but her mother, also in agony, wants justice done. It has been reported that the 8 men were from a baseball team who played at a field near where the rape took place and that they were sponsored by a known restaurant of the neighborhood. No arrest has been made, even though it is assumed that the police have the rapists' names since they have tried to contact the men but "none of them can be found." This brutal rape is what triggered the HAWC/RCP to plan an anti-rape rally that would "raise consciousness of the community." I feel they are confronting the wrong crowd. The names of the rapists (or team they belong to) is known yet no arrest has been made. It seems to me consciousness should be raised among the members of the police department, the judiciary system, and whoever is responsible for the small number of rape arrests and convictions vs. the enormous number of reported rapes. Approximately 932 rapes were reported in Houston last year but less than 200 convictions and of those many were are plea bargained to lesser crimes. (Remember Coral Eugene Watts!) It is no wonder that only 2 of 8 rapes .are reported by rape survivors. With this kind of system all the consciousness in the world would not keep rapists off the streets. The community is the victim and we know it. When we walk the streets we know the danger; in our homes, we feel it. A rally whose only stated purpose is to raise awareness of tlie community is a waste of feminists' energy and time if no demands are being made for change. At least we must change the attitudes of the law makers concerning rape. (See story on page 5.) The laws concerning rape as they stand today are not to protect women who are the victims but end up protecting the rapists. I can not support a rally which concentrates on raising consciousness of a community which is composed mostly of potential victims. I would support a rally which would concentate on demanding that laws and practices be changed. Rossann Daumas