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Broadside 1972-09 - Page 1. September, 1972. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2809/show/2799.

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(September, 1972). Broadside 1972-09 - Page 1. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2809/show/2799

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Title Broadside 1972-09
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date September, 1972
Description Vol. 3 No. 5
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 10 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
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
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Item Description
Title Page 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
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 NOW HOUSTON CHAPTER NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN Vol. 3, No. 5 BROADSIDE September 1 972 NOW PICKETS CHRONICLE TO PROTEST SEX-SEGREGATED ADS "Miss Classified is a Female Impersonator," Sex-segregated Ads Are Illegal," "Liberate Ms. Classified," "The Post Got Their First -- The Chronicle Not There Yet." The Houston Chronicle was the target for Houston NOW's August 26 picket to protest that paper's continuing refusal to remove its sex-segregated want ads. Members of Houston NOW began picketing the Chronicle building at 10 a.m. Saturday, quickly attracting a large crowd. "Why don't you women stay home where you belong and make babies?", jeered one male heckler. Most spectators were just curious; however several were quite sympathetic for example, the ice cream peddler who passed out free ice cream sandwiches to the picketers. Picketing continued for two hours as Chronicle management appeared to ignore the issue. NOW chose this method of action only after the failure of several direct meetings with Chronicle management. Mr. Jack Johnson, head of the classified advertising department has stated, "The policy will be changed only when our advertisers want it changed." Although it is not against the law to have sex-segregated ads, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states it is unlawful to advertise under segregated ad columns. Studies have shown that persons seldom apply for jobs listed for a different race or sex. In a former attempt to force the Chronicle to discontinue its segregated help wanted columns, Houston NOW filed charges of sex discrimination against more than 100 major advertisers placing ads in these columns. NOW will agree to drop all charges if and when the Chronicle permanently discontinues all sex discriminatory help wanted column headings. The picket date, August 26, was cnosen for good reason. This date marked the 52nd anniversary of women's right to vote and the second anniversary of the 1970 women's strike for equality and justice, first called by NOW. Demonstrations such as Houston NOW's picket were held by NOW groups throughout the country. Many banks were picketed for their discriminatory policies along with the American Bar Association, a picket target as the result of a growing awareness among feminists that lawyers do not like to help women.