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Houston Breakthrough 1977-09 - Page 11. September 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 12, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3036/show/3022.

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(September 1977). Houston Breakthrough 1977-09 - Page 11. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3036/show/3022

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1977-09
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Date September 1977
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Transcript Pats&Pans Editor, Gabrielle Cosgriff . For local TV coverage of the recent hurricane, a bouquet of PANsies to Ch 11 News, where Steve Smith and Alexis South had a lot of fun one evening with Anita and her antics. (Smith did have one memorable line, though, when he spoke of "areas that have sunk because of the subsidence.") When one woman telephoned Tom Kenny, Ch ll's program director, to complain of the trivializing of a potentially dangerous situation, he hung up on her. PAN his hide.. So much for responsiveness to the public. Lynn Ashby, Houston Post humorist, rates a rare PAT for his column on the helplessness we feel when faced by the threat of a hurricane—he did not personify and was not cute. And ring out a PAT to Jim Bell, KTRH show host, who said that a force of nature should not be personified as a woman and defended his stand against several callers. Jim Maloney of the Post wins our "Writers of the Purple Page" PAN for an article on previous hurricanes (see DeadPANS). Jane Ely and Carol Barnes of the Post earn a dishonorable mention for "Anita .. . teased and threatened" and "the soul-wrenching thrusts (?) of hurricanes Carla and Beulah." But the one who really takes the cake, make that PANcake, is Shane Fox of KTRH Radio, for his comment that Anita was "plying her trade" in the Gulf of Mexico. Next thing we know they'll be calling them "whore-icanes." Stop the presses! Take back that Lynn Ashby PAT immediately. He's up to his old hanky- PANky again. In Tor Men Only' (Sept 9) he displayed his usual knee-jerk reaction to any mention of women and money in the same sentence. (Remember his column on the women's advocate salary?) Commenting on the fact that the $5 million appropriated for the IWY Conference may not be enough, he repeats his tired old formula of reverse discrimination by planning a men's conference. (The only women present would be for 'companionship'.) But take solace, time wounds all heels. A PAT for a latter-day Robin Hood: Stenographer Tuesday Hood of New York got an offer of matrimony from a man named Robin Friday but she didn't want to be known as Tuesday Friday so Friday agreed to take Tuesday's last name in marriage so that her name would remain Tuesday Hood and now Robin Friday is known as Robin Hood. (ZNS) We never told you life would be easy. A high-flying PAT to Barbara Bauer and Sherri Beaty of American Airlines, co-founders of HOW (Hands Off Women). This organization gives practical advice to female flight attendants on their safety, not in the air, but on the ground, where they are prime targets for muggers and rapists, since they are often alone at night in parking lots, hotel elevators, etc. Bauer claims there is a definite image problem for flight attendants in uniform, and they are often looked on as easy pickings. (Does "Fly me" and "We really move our tail for you" ring a bell?) The two women, guests on the Today Show recently, said "We don't come with the cost of the ticket." This month's Male Chauvinist PigPAN award (with poison-oak leaf cluster) goes to the VFW who, on August 25,voted down membership for women veterans who served overseas. "Keep this a fighting men's outfit," they shouted, as only a few of the 8,000 delegates voted to include women. A PAT to Cooper T. Holt, chief VFW lobbyist in Washington, who led the fight for the change. Ida Morris, our Laguna Vista correspondent, sent us a copy of a letter she wrote to Edwin Newman of NBC, thanking him for the following from 'A Civil Tongue': "No child goes home after school and tells her mother that during a module in the learning station that day the enabler emitted a reinforcer in her direction." Says Morris, "This single gesture on your part, I am sure, has further enhanced your 'positive image image' to thousands of women." Most emPATically. State Rep. Lance Lalor deserves a PAT for his letter to the Texas Aeronautics Commission on the "outrageous, insensitive and deliberately inflammatory" article in Soutwest Airline's in-flight magazine (see DeadPANS). Says Lalor "I believe that common carriers such as airlines which benefit from state efforts to protect, promote and develop their business activities have a special obligation to refrain from encouraging ethnic, racial and sexual prejudices ... I do not believe the TAC can or should attempt to censor airline publications. I do, however, think companies which exist solely at the sufferance of the state should be encouraged to be more sensitive to the feelings of their customers." Thanks, Lance, a lot. -DEADPAN' Call me a chauvinist, call me prejudiced, but call me honest. There is no way, my friends, that the girls' programs in our state will ever be on the same level with boys' sports. You're never going to see 40,000 screaming fans in Memorial Stadium viewing a distaff football game. For some reason, a 118-pound breakaway back, tearing through a hole opened by a 135-pound weakside guard doesn't turn me on. And you'll never see a college scout drooling over a 6'11" chickadee the mm same way they fell off their chairs watching Gilbert Salinas of San Antonio Burbank this year. If I'm a chauvinist pig, then I'll admit it. But the first time I agree to buy a ticket to see a braless playmaker lead a fast break, and miss a chance to see George Gervin complete a one-on- one slam-dunk, then my fellow sports fans, you can read my sports commentary in Fashion magazine. 4 Excerpted from Gary DeLaune's 'Sports .Scene' column. Submitted by Brenda , Loudermilk. Post's PAN torn headliner strikes again! An AP article in the Houston Post (August 25) told of increasing militancy among southern , Europe's feminists. It was a responsible, well- written article.. A pity we can't say the same for the headline, all six columns of it, which read "Women's lib grows across conservative south Europe." The Post's summary of the article, 'Telling it briefly,' began: "Women's lib . . ." Interestingly enough, that term did not appear once in the'article, which made reference only to "feminists" and "the women's movement." Stop us if you've heard this one: Women in TV sitcoms tend to be subordinate to the men in their lives; there are not enough women and minority reporters on either local or network news broadcasts and, while women and minorities can find work in television, they are seldom hired to make important decisions. These are some of the findings in "Window Dressing on the Set," a report released by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. It charges the U.S. TV industry with racism and sexism—both in employment practices and in network shows— and urges the FCC to begin a public enquiry into these areas. It also recommends that Congress extend to the FCC authority to regulate the networks. Commission a PAT to the report which parallels on the national level what Breakthrough found to be true locally ("Women in Broadcasting," BIT, May, 1977). The pitter PAT of 7,200 feet: A crosscountry torch relay is scheduled to begin in mid- September in Seneca Falls, N.Y., and end in Houston November 18 to open the National Women's Conference. As many as 3,600 runners will participate, with each one running approximately a mile. Anyone interested in helping organize the relay or being a runner contact Pat Kery, D IWY, U.S. Dept. of State, Washington, D.C. 20520. Sign up. You'll be a shoe-in. Texas Monthly, uncontested PAN champion for its sexist covers, may be in danger of reversing that trend with its September cover on the Houston Police Department, "New Gang In Town: What Happens When Cops Run Wild?" It is a gripping tableau of Hell's Angels type cops and makes a stunning imPAcT. Tom Curtis cops a PAT for his accompanying story "Support your local police (or else)," a searing catalogue of recent violent police incidents which poses the question "Are the Houston police out of control?" Says Curtis "Police brutality isn't limited to Houston, of course. But the sheer volume of incidents, the apparent shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later mentality, and the almost total absence of civilian control does appear unique among American cities." Ellen Goodman, syndicated columnist, says she normally chooses to spend Aug. 26 quietly chained to the White House gates in her suffragette outfit. But, to celebrate Women's Equality Day this year, she offers the first annual Life Isn't Fair awards to assorted sexists and others. Here are a few of them. Her "Dr. Jekyll Look- Alike" award went to Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) whose anti-abortion amendment supports the notion that we should save the fetus and throw away the mother. The "Blame the Victim" award goes to Wisconsin judge Archie Simonson, who said that a 14-year-old boy was only "reacting normally" when he raped a 15-year-old girl in school. (Update: Last week the boy was sent to a juvenile home for stealing a bicycle.) The "Archie Simonson She Was Asking For It" award goes to the California Court of Appeals that found the rapist of a stranded hitchhiker not guilty because "It would not be unreasonable for a man in the position of the defendant here to believe that the female would consent to sexual relations." The "Acute Pregnaphobia" award, complete with a home-testing kit, goes to Dr. James Sammons of the American Medical Association for his sensitivity to women's fears. He came out in favor of hysterectomies as a cure for hysteria. Award a PAT to Goodman. PAGE 10 SEPTEMBER 1977 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH