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Houston Breakthrough, September 1977 - Page 21. September 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 5, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3036/show/3031.

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Title Houston Breakthrough, September 1977
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date September 1977
Description Vol. 2 No. 8
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  • Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript lil'llix'p FLEUR HEDDEN BODY cont. from p. 8 For Alethea Dollison, it's a form of meditation, "a way of focusing." Dollison has so far been more a student of body work than a practitioner and, living in the suburbs with two children, she said it is harder for the "customary clients" of such techniques to visit. But she is slowly developing a clientele for polarity balancing. Her particular interest at the moment is reflexology, or foot m massage which she has been study- | ing for a year. * Dollison, Kendrick and Hedden o are all planning to go through S an intensive pre-training and sel- 3 ection process here in January for the Lomi school, headquartered in Mill Valley, California. Only two persons in Houston—Lasater and Jeff Brinkley—are qualified| Lomi associates currently. Such training brings a higher fee. Lasater takes 10 to 12 clients per week at $35 per session at her Marshall Street apartment. (Like all body workers, she sometimes trades services for cash). She also teaches yoga and does one-to-one polarity balancing and massage. "It's a way to make my living I really love," she said. The work demands that she do yoga and meditate regularly and in general is "an incentive for me to do things that make me feel good." It is also fascinating, she said, because "it's working deeply with people, establishing a long- lasting contact and seeing people grow," which, given where she was seven years ago, might justl include herself. CHERYL MARKOWITZ INSURANCE cont. from p. 3 same age, they must insure women, also. Likewise, companies cannot refuse to cover single or divorced persons when they offer coverage to married persons. Specific practices prohibited under this section of the rules are: f Denying coverage to females gainfully employed at home, employed part-time or employed by relatives when that coverage is offered to males similarly employed. '§ Denying policy riders to females when they are available to males. Riders are usually special kinds of coverage that are added to policies. fExcluding from prescription drug benefits oral contraceptives when all other prescription drugs are covered. f Denying, under group policies, coverage to husbands of female employees, when coverage is available to wives of male employees. 4 Denying disability income policies to women when coverage is available to men similarly employed. $ Denying maternity benefits in individual policies when maternity benefits are available in family policies. The new rules also affect policy terms and conditions. The amount of benefits payable, or any term, condition, or type of coverage may not be restricted on the basis of sex or marital status. For example, an insurance company cannot offer a female telephone pole climber a disability insurance policy which would pay only $400 a month when it offers a male telephone pole climber a policy for $1,000 a month. Specific practices prohibited under this section include: f Treating complications of pregnancy differently from other illnesses. Unfortunately, companies can still treat normal pregnancy differently, and even refuse to cover it all. ~|) Restricting benefits based soley on the genital organs of one sex. f Applying arbitrary waiting periods to maternity benefits in such a way as to exclude coverage for premature births - when normal maternity benefits are included in the policy. However, the rules allow rates to differ by sex or marital status l-ICUSI: OI= COI=l=l=l= MEANS The Village 2526 Rice Blvd. 524-0057 10-6 Mori-Fri. SatlO-5 when justifiable. This means that women can still be charged more for health insurance (and less for life insurance) than men - if the classification system used by insurance companies is "reasonable". The same is true for mar- rieds and unmarrieds. Note that the rules will not go into effect until January 1, 1978, and will apply only to those pol - cies issued after January 1, 1978. Women who find their current insurance policies violating any of the provisions listed here cannot force their companies to comply. But after January 1, they can drop their policies and purchase new ones which would have to comply to the new rules. Women suspecting a company of discriminatory practices should report the practices to the State BQard of Insurance, 1110 San Jacinto, Austin, Texas 78786. The staff of the Board can investigate the complaint, and, if the company is found not in compliance, its license to do business in Texas can be revoked. R0T0- ROOTIR 224-9460 Houston is not exactly the Hollywood of Texas and so it is unusual that! Cheryl Markowitz, a Houston actress, should be found and cast in] French director Louis Malle's soon to be released film, Pretty Baby The film is based on the Storyville women, New Orleans prostitutes] who were secretly photographed by E. J. Bellocq in the early 1900's.I The collection of more than 100 plates was discovered in a desk drawer] after his death in 1949. Although Bellocq was regarded as no more than a competent commercial photographer, one well known film historian notes that the photos have a "sense of leisure that identify them as work done for love." Markowitz plays the role of the woman in the one-piece body stocking (See above photo, circa 1912). The Houston actress is currently appearing in a black comedy, Charlie's Ear, written and directed by Gary Chason, also a Houstonian. It is playing at the Equinox, a Houston community theater, through September 17. In her words, "I play the role of a dowdy housewife' Markowitz plans to try out for other movies and wants to be particu lar about her roles. "I'm interested in dramatic and comedy roles, but no Farrah Fawcett Majors roles." "I found Pretty Baby to be a great learning experience. After being around the screen writers, casting director, professional actors and other technical people, I got the urge to one day have my own production company." Melissa Noble PAGE 16 SEPTEMBER 1977 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH problem pregnancy? AARON WOMEN'S CLINIC PREGNANCY TESTING COUNSELING • REFERRALS Strict Confidentiality call 774-9706