Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Download Folder

0 items

Houston Breakthrough 1978-02
Page 3
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Houston Breakthrough 1978-02 - Page 3. February 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2254/show/2232.

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.

(February 1978). Houston Breakthrough 1978-02 - Page 3. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2254/show/2232

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.

Houston Breakthrough 1978-02 - Page 3, February 1978, Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 17, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2254/show/2232.

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 Houston Breakthrough 1978-02
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date February 1978
Description Vol. 3 No. 1
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 25 page periodical
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b2332724~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.
File name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Page 3
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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_537c.jpg
Transcript nikki tribute Sally Chalmers, Supervisor of Primates, Cats and Bears at the Houston Zoo, has named a "special leopard "after Nikki Van Hightower. "She is feisty but gentle," says Chalmers, "and one of a kind, so she seemed like a perfect tribute to Nikki Van Hightower for all she has done for women city employees." Van Hightower has also received abundant national acclaim. Two recent examples: Redbook magazine named her one of the outstanding women in Texas, "women initiating change and progress in their communities." Ladies Home Journal nominated her as a "woman ot the year." And Mayor McConn fired her. It was all part of the new-mayor ritual. The big business luncheon and dinner circuit, the good old boys clubs, the pressing of the flesh, as Lyndon Johnson called it. During a luncheon meeting at the Rotary Club, a reporter asked the mayor what he planned to do about Dr. Nikki Van Hightower. (A week before, McConn had voiced his opinion to the press that Van Hightower's public image was "much more controversial" than she actually was. He was impressed and it looked as though she might stay on.) Not so. Maybe there was a temptation to win over the Briscoe- supporting Rotarians. Whatever the reason, McConn replied that there would be no place for Van Hightower in his administration. The audience hooted and clapped their approval for several minutes. Observers commented that McConn seemed "carried away" by it all. Within the hour, it was on all the airwaves. Reporters burst into Van Hightower's office, broke the news to her and filed their live reports on her stunned reaction. She tried to reach the Mayor before responding to their questions, but was told that he could not see her. He finally met with her at 6:30 p.m. He had very little to say. He offered no apologies for his handling of the matter, contrary to what he told reporters. Van Hightower was "personally injured" by the callous manner in which he chose to get rid of her. (Addressing a seminar on battered women at TRIMS shortly afterwards, she told the audience that she had "first-hand experience" of psychological abuse.) Dr. Van Hightower deserves public tribute, not public humiliation. She has been a true advocate for women - vocal, visible and courageous. She has fought for the needs of all women. Her social conscience extends to those who have opposed her. She has politicized the women of Houston, both for and against her, and none of them will go back to what they were before. We challenge the capabilities of a man who admits to a limited understanding of women's concerns, and yet feels he can be the advocate for all the people of Houston. Dr. Van Hightower is a hero, a respected national proponent of women's rights, and we are angry at the cavalier way she has been treated by the mayor. It is an arrogant abuse of the power of the office. little rapes Hey, baby, where ya goin', whatcha doin\ what's happeni- inf? Ya loo kin' good, sugar. Nice ass. Looka them legs. Wanna give me some? Mama. Hey, look at those. Where's your bra, honey? Don't they get cold that way? I'll keep 'em warm. What have you got there? What a nice piece. Wanna drink? Where ya goin' so fast? Can I come too? Ha, ha, ha. Ain't ya goin' to talk to us? Ain't ya even gonna smile? Whatsa matter with you? You stuck up or something? Think you're too good, huh? Ugly bitch anyway, fat legs. Hey, wanna come up to my house? Show ya a real good time. You got nice legs, honey. Got anything between 'em for me?..,Hey, look at that one, what a pig...Hey you, your blouse is undone. Whoooeee. Ain'tya gonna give me a peek? Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy. Doin' any thin' tonight? How much? Huh? How much for it? Ten bucks? Five? Hey, whatsa matter with you? I'm just trying to be friendly... Rape, as we define it, is any sexual intimacy, whether by direct physical contact or not, that is forced on one person by another. If you are subjected (many of us are) to this kind of violation every day, a gradual erosion begins—an erosion of your self-respect and privacy. You lose a little when you are shaken out of your daydreams by the whistles and comments of the construction workers you have to pass. You lose a little when a junior executive looks down your blouse or gives you a familiar pat at work. You lose a little to the obnoxious drunk at the next table, to that man on the subway, to the guys in the drive- in. In themselves, these instances are disgusting, repellent— in fact, intolerable. Acceptance of them as normal is dangerous. This is one of the many ways in which women are prepared to be victims. [reprinted from Against Rape by Andra Medea and Kathleen Thompson] Page 2 February 1978 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH TO v^Z OP MY ROTf^Yi M%\i<^ writers C& stories Dixie Lee Hawkins 1 Meet the Mayor Carol Bartholdi 3 The Right to be Informed Diana Potts 4 Three Women in the Mayor's Office Victoria Hodge Lightman 6 On film: The Turning Point Anita Davidson 7 Cezanne and Women Beth Rigel Daugherty 8 On stage: The Mound Builders Deborah Diamond Hicks 9 Caribbean Cruise and Nancy Landau Gabrielle Cosgriff 10 Pats, Pans, and Dead Pans 11 Poetry Wendy Haskell Meyer 16 On health: Dr. Marrie Richards Susan Mac Manus 17 Up with Umpires Neal Barrett 17 Another Great Start on the Week Maxine Atlas 18 Streetfarmer's Co-op Rachel Burke 19 A Classroom in a Living Room staff box Advertising Brady Beach, Ailene English Art Charley Kubricht, Mark Stinson Business Deborah Diamond Hicks Circulation Kathy Allen, Maxine Atlas, Cydnee Farmer, Deborah Diamond Hicks, Nancy Landau Copy Editors Neal Barrett, Ruth Barrett, Janice Blue, Gabrielle Cosgriff, Cheryl Knott Editorial Board Janice Blue, Gabrielle Cosgriff, Deborah Diamond Hicks, Nancy Landau, Marilyn Marshall Jones Feature Editors Art-Anita Davidson; Books-Marianne Warfield Kostakis; Film-Victoria Hodge Lightman; Health-Dr. Marrie Richards; Pats & Pans-Gabrielle Cosgriff; Poetry-Joannie Whitebird Office Maxine Atlas, Janice Blue, Judy Hopkinson Photographers Debbi DuBose, LuCinda Holt, Marilyn Marshall Jones, Nancy Landau, Jeannie Mouton, Totsie,Jim Youngmeier Production Janice Blue, Rachel Burke, Laura Caghan, Gabrielle Cosgriff, Victoria Hodge Lightman, Kathleen Williamson Promotion Neal Barrett, Ruth Barrett, Marshal Lightman Proofreading Gabrielle Cosgriff, Cheryl Knott Typesetting Cheryl Knott, Victoria Hodge Lightman, Lynne Mutchler Application to mail at second-class postage rates is pending at Houston, Texas. Houston Breakthrough is published monthly (with the exception of the July-August and December-January issues) by the Breakthrough Publishing Company, 1708 Rosewood, Houston, TX 77004. P.O. Box 88072, Houston, TX 77004. Tel. 713/526-6686. Subscriptions $5 per year, newsstand 50 cents per copy. This publication is on file at the International Women's History Archive in the Special Collections Library, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60201. cover photo by Suzanne Paul