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Breakthrough 1976-08 - Page 2. August 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3208/show/3189.

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(August 1976). Breakthrough 1976-08 - Page 2. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3208/show/3189

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Title Breakthrough 1976-08
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date August 1976
Description Vol. 1 No. 7
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript Editorials Ideas and images of woman's masochism, the secret desire of women to be raped and brutalized, are abhorrent to all women. No woman craves humiliation, degradation and violation of her bodily integrity. Author Susan Brownmiller emphasizes in her book Against Our Will that it is against our will. Yet the Rolling Stones capitalized on that myth with their album "Black and Blue" and their mad money men at Atlantic Records promoted and exploited an image of a smiling, bound and beaten woman. "Can you imagine seeing a billboard," asked a self- defense instructor and director of a rape crisis program in California, "where the Stones, partly-clothed and spread- eagled, have their testicles and body tied with rope?" Betty Brooks, who recommended the role reversal, also suggested that the Stones do a benefit concert with proceeds to rape crisis centers and to victims of rapes and beatings "as a sign of care and concern for women." The Los Angeles members of a coalition group called Women Against Violence Against Women and "their coordinator, Julia London, are real heroes to us in other parts of the country. Through their well-organized efforts they stopped the Stones' billboard campaign from going any further. WAVAW organized so successful a national boycott against the "Black and Blue" album that the Stones' canceled their U.S. tour. Another hero to us all is the unknown California woman who climbed on top of a Sunset Strip roof in the middle of the night to deface the billboard, writing "This is a Crime Against Women." The campaign against the Rolling Stones is the second major success for the new WAVAW group in California. In March, WAVAW took on Snuff, a film which depicted the sexual assault, mutilation, murder and dismemberment of a woman. The advertising carried a racist slogan, "The film that could only be made in South America where life is cheap," saying, in effect, that the lives of non- whites, particularly women, are less valuable and more available for exploitation. The film opened in twenty theaters in Southern California and closed in less than a week, again because of the strong and well-organized efforts of WAVAW to bring the issue of porn-violence to the attention of the film- going public. Their main point was that every person who pays to see this film is supporting violence against women. Another group called "Women Outraged by Snuff" sabotaged four theaters in Los Angeles during the shortlived run. They hurled bricks and broke lobby and box office windows. Attached to the bricks was a political statement which read: "We will not allow male film pimps to make money selling dismemberment and murder of women. We will not allow women's blood to be shed in the name of entertainment. We are outraged by this barbarism. Shut down Snuff or we'll do it our way." Like Brownmiller, we believe that porn-violence should be legally banned because "it is the undiluted essence of anti-female propaganda." We are not calling for censorship, but for accountability. We hold the media responsible for participating in the degradation of women and for perpetuating attitudes which tolerate the brutalization of women. STAFF-THIS ISSUE Art— Charley Kubricht-Fore, Mark Stinson Advertising— Ailene English, Nancy Landau, Mary-k Wilson Circulation— Nancy Kern, Cathy Snygg, Mary-k Wilson Design/Production- Ampersand, Incorporated Editors-Writers— Jim Asker , Marjory Barnhart, Gertrude Barnstone, Janice Blue, Gabrielle Cosgriff, Jeanne Gibbons, Barbara Hugetz Feature Writers— Jan Cunningham, Patti O'Kane Photography— Amos Barrow, Marilyn Jones Typesetting— Barbara Hugetz EDITORIAL BOARD Gertrude Barnstone, Janice Blue, Gabrielle Cosgriff Vol. 1, No.. 7, August 1976. Houston Breakthrough is published monthly (with the exception of the June-July and the December- January issues) by the Breakthrough Publishing Company, 1915-B Wentworth, Houston, Texas 77004, P.O. Box 88072, Houston, Texas 77004. Telephone (713) 526-6686. Subscriptions $5.00 a 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. i~*~~tJ /. "7 h i"*-^- /'it's O" 7^^^o^^eJ -^ ^-c letters to breakthrough I've just moved to Houston and would like to have the name of a feminist-recommended gynecologist. Does any woman's group in Houston have a medical referral service? WENDE SCHAUB Editor's note: The newly- formed Houston Women's Health Collective is circulating a questionnaire specifically on gynecologists and obstetricians. Breakthrough is reprinting the questionnaire and hopes that every woman reader clips it out and sends it to the Health Collective so that we may have an up-dated referral service. In the meantime, you may call the Collective at 523-9317. I have Nancy R. Smith's poem "A Man For Every Woman" (Breakthrough, June-July) on my office wall where I work. I've also xeroxed copies for other men I know. Somehow this poem made me realize what the whole women's movement is about-l don't feel so excluded now. It's really human liberation-why not call it that? PAUL LYNDON Editor's note: We do. It is becoming rapidly apparent by now that the more conspicuous feminist demonstrations and public confrontations are subsiding. To those who depend on the mass media for their opinions, it might appear that those "nasty, noisy libbers" have sweetly retreated, back to the "good life" of Pillsbury Bake- off s and such. But we know better. We are digging in for the long battle, the battle that's been fought since way before our grandmothers were born. Instead of flailing a- way at symptoms now, we are starting to take the initiative, to methodically dismantle, piece by piece, the sources of our second- class citizenship. One of our major obstacles is money-the lack thereof. Toward the goal of building stronger economic bases, women are starting their own businesses and making special efforts to seek out women consumers and providers to find each other. I'm putting together a Guide to Women's Businesses in Houston. We hope to publish in the fall, and hope to include listing from many Breakthrough readers (see form this issue). Also, I'm glad to see Breakthrough starting a monthly ad vertising listing for women's businesses. I hope both of these projects, each in its own way, can help the women of our community take control of our own economic lives. POKEY ANDERSON I thought your coverage of the UT Nursing School plight was excellent since you not only spotlighted the current situation, but successfully identified the relationship between the action of the regents and the attitude of doctors towards nurses (i.e. refusal to acknowledge them as autonomous professionals). The preposterous arrogance revealed in Dr. Berry's statement "I do not believe in higher education for nurses" makes it hard to believe he was exposed to any himself. I have a B.S. in Nursing and worked long enough to have been fully aware of the power struggles nurses always seem to lose. I hope we don't lose this one. BEVERLY HEBERT Doonesbury fyG0n&^ ' : -=f~^ UKWNS COH&BSS STILL ISABtGUASttOF I ■ ■ ■ unpmv 7** uorruottK- PI _._--JH I " AMY? ln6HTASUUlBt Jam UBIL, I'M H0WWN6D0WE SURECmtBSS HAVBTDWT ' UU.KC0N- mfi0KQ0H6*eS6 s&*JN6tr.. fimxBNSiorrs M(KALNECBSSrry?i\ :T TxiK&tmnvwM&H, mi, Its IMBM) ABOUT! 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