Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Download Folder

0 items

Broadside 1971-04
Page 9
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Broadside 1971-04 - Page 9. April, 1971. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1988/show/1984.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

(April, 1971). Broadside 1971-04 - Page 9. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1988/show/1984

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Broadside 1971-04 - Page 9, April, 1971, Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 23, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1988/show/1984.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title Broadside 1971-04
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date April, 1971
Description Vol. 2 No. 4
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 12 page periodical
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767173~S11
Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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.
Item Description
Title Page 9
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.
File name femin_201109_093h.jpg
Transcript THE DEATH OF INNOCENCE or, confessions of an by L.D. April 3. By the time someone finds this I will be far away, but I want to leave an account of the events surrounding April 1(April Fool's Day)of this year. On March 10, the Houston Area Chapter of the National Organization for Women voted to raise funds by holding an "underground" bake sale. I was one of those voting for it. I don't know why I did it; I'd never baked before. But I think it was the hint of illicit pleasure, the thinly veiled promise of untold delights just beneath the surface of the words,"underground bake sale," that lured me. On March 24, H.C., Acting-President of Houston NOW, reserved a booth in Sharpstown Mall under the name of Houston Ecology Club(The name was chosen for us by the man who assigned us the booth)after B.B., another NOW member, was refused its use under NOW's name. On the night of March 31, I baked brownies(three dozen). On April 1, at 12:45p.m., I arrived at Sharpstown Mall with the brownies. I was accompanied by H.C. and her cake. We entered the booth, B.B. was already in it, and began selling the baked goods. About one hour later, the man who assigned us the booth appeared and told us a Post reporter was coming to interview us. Paranoia set in. Shortly thereafter, the reporter and a photographer arrived. They told us they were doing a feature on fund-raising groups. The photographer blew it by calling H.C. by her first name(No names had been used,so far.). Blind panic, masterfully controlled, set in. Events became blurred. The next thing I became aware of was a small room with a light shining in my eyes. I was determined not to talk unless they threatened torture, then I would tell them everything. I couldn't believe I was being hassled about a bake sale. I kept everyone got genuine home-baked goods in return for their money. The baked goods didn't even have preservatives in them. They told me I was rationalizing my feelings of guilt. I protested my innocence again; they told me I had a warped sense of values. Then the enormity of my transgression hit me. Everyone expects corporate corruption, stock frauds, and political chicanery, but the bake sale. Is nothing sacred left in the world? Soon, they got around to the ultimate question, Was there hashish in the brownies? On the verge of mental collapse, I croaked, "With pecans at $51.43 a package, who can afford extra ingredients." Finally, they let me go. Lack of evidence. I don't know what happened to my friends. I only know that I'll never bake again. I'm not strong enough to take the abuse. I'll spend the rest of my life doing good deeds and trying to atone for my sin. Maybe I'll open a rest home for retired crusading reporters. INTERNATIONAL SISTERHOOD On March 8, the Houston Area Chapter of NOW held an Open House in the Mills Room of the Midcity YWCA to celebrate International Women's Day. Over 75 people heard six women from foreign countries speak about the legal, economic, and cultural conditions of women in their countries. International Women's Day commemorated the 1857 female garment and textile workers' march in New York City to protest their deplorable working conditions and to demand equality for all working women. The women who spoke, Praerna Majmudar—India, Carmen Real—Panama, Toshiko Yamasaki—Japan, Hilde Graeter—Germany, Lakshmi de Zoysa— Ceylon, and Stella Cheesman—Guatemala, showed that the women's rights movement is a truly international