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Broadside 1971-01 - Page 7. January, 1971. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 13, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1553/show/1544.

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Title Broadside 1971-01
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date January, 1971
Description Vol. 2 No. 1
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • Periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 16 page periodical
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767173~S11
Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Title Page 7
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767173~S11
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see the UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the “About” page of this website.
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Transcript WANTED: MINI-SKIRTED CUTIE On December 23, Carolyn Marshall, Barbara Farley, and Poppy Northcutt, members of the NOW Employment task force, met with Jim Crowther, general counsel for The Houston Post. The NOW members were protesting the continuing sexist policies of the Post Want Ads section. No changes were effected or promised as a result of the meeting. "The meeting was as unproductive as previous sessions have been," stated Barbara Farley. Mr. Crowther maintained that the paper was not obligated to censor or refuse sexist want ads, even when such ads are a direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII. He stated that the Post did not Intend to review its want ad policy anytime In the near future unless Its competition, the Chronicle, made substantial changes in their policy. On November 20, the Post announced that they would drop references to sex In Job headings in the Want ads. The announcement included the statement, "Advertise- FIRE.WATER. AND MA BELL Christine Bradley, 22, has made application for placement as a fire fighter in Wilmett, Illinois. A spokesman for the Police and Fire Commission of the Chicago suburb says her application is being treated like anyone else's. Her application was turned down, however, because she failed to meet height and weight requirement S e Women have obtained permission to swim in Milwaukee's city swimming pools on Saturday. Vel Phillips, Milwaukee's only alder- woman, fought the men only restriction enforced on Saturdays. Becky Newson,19. of Monterey Park, California, has entered one of the last all-male working areas. She is in training at Pacific Telephone in Los Angeles to become a telephone installer. ments will be seen with the name of the Job as the first line. No references will be made to sex." On December 1, the Sound-Off column of the Post contained a letter praising the newspaper for their desexigrated want ads. The editorial reply to the letter was: "We also have adaptability. Study the Help Wanted ads and you will see that most of them leave little doubt what brand of person Is needed." Indeed, the Post's want ads do leave little doubt as to what brand of person is wanted. Job titles and headlines in the ads read waitresses, barmaids, maintenance men, salesmen, salesladies, mini-skirted cu- ties, and Miss Americas—We want you! "The elimination of the Male Help Wanted—Female Help Wanted columns is an improvement. But until the ads themselves are non-discriminatory, the change is largely symbolic. The Employment task force plans to continue pressing for meaningful change in the policies of the Post, the Chronicle, and their advertisers," said Poppy Northcutt. "If the English Language had been properly organized..., instead of living from hand to mouth on almost anybody who happened to be about with a pencil, then there would be a word which meant both "he" and "she," and I could write, "If John or Mary comes, heesh will want to play tennis," which would save a lot of trouble. A.A. Milne, Pooh's Birthday Book