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Broadside, January 1971 - Page 10. January 1971. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 25, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1553/show/1546.

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Title Broadside, January 1971
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date January 1971
Description Vol. 2 No. 1
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  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • Periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 16 page periodical
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Original Item Location HQ1439 .H68 B75
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Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
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Transcript BITSY BEEKMAN cont'd. As the episode begins, Bitsy Is setting forth on a feminist speaking tour. Poteet Canyon, Steve's adoring ward, Is accompanying her as a reporter. Enter a dark, mysterious stranger who is aupposedly handsome. (Purity of feature is difficult to discern in Caniff s strips. His men all look alike to me.) Tailgatlng Bitsy's tour, this connoisseur of male chauvinist cliches devastates each of Bitsy's speaking engagements with oblique one-liners. "Women control most of the wealth in this country." "Mrs. Stanton helped finance John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry WHICH STARTED THE CIVIL WAR." "How is it that Switzerland which has never entered a major war has the world's most docile and contented women?" He exited each time to the thunderous applause of the men present. At one meeting he enJoint the women to go home and be glad that their supper will not be cold because their husbands are out attending a male equality rights meeting. (One is amazed that he has not suffered the ignominious death of drowning in his own gall.) Our champion, Bitsy,is reduced to whining. "I can't deny him the floor." "Poteet, do something." "It's that same heckler again." No matter that the hall is rented by the women's movement and that the publicity is paid for by them. . Of no consequence that his attacks contain no shred of coherence, logic, or truth. One can only charitably assume that Bitsy's brain is boggled by these crass inanities, She never thinks to suggest that women make only 59% of the wages earned by men, that 40% of the women over 14 have no personal income at all, that they own less stocks, bonds, mortgages, and insurance than men. Single causation theories of historical events leave Bitsy not only speechless but apparently convinced. It never occurs to her to retreat into the marvelous Intellectual fortress of multiple causation. If docility and contentment are measurable, one would think a spokeswoman for women's liberation would call into question the dubious connection between female personality and national foreign policy, especially in Switzerland, where women do not have suffrage in federal elections. One would suppose, at the very least, that even a stunned feminist would rise in righteous wrath when a male implies that women have their evening meals regularly prepared by their husbands. Caniff obviously has no plans for Bitsy, or any other female, to exhibit intelligence. Bitsy, no doubt, will be conquered not by the strange disrupter's intelligence but by his sexuality.(She is already considering giving up her blue Jeans in favor of a dress. He is handsome.) America will, I suspect, watch the reformation of a feminist. Bitsy, no doubt, will exit hand-in-hand with the hero, flicking her newly-acquired false eyelashes and praying for fertility. This, In all likelihood, will be soon. Caniff has to get back to the war in Vietnam. Those strips are admittedly as offensive. The Vietnamese, however, will not have them delivered to their doorsteps each morning.