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Breakthrough 1976-08 - Page 10. August 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3208/show/3197.

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(August 1976). Breakthrough 1976-08 - Page 10. 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/3197

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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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Transcript Pats and Pans PAT the three women clerks who overpowered three armed bank robbers at a savings bank in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, and held them captive until police arrived, according to Pravda. Caught them Red-handed. Ken Callaway (Sunday Sportsman's Show, Ch. 11) was commiserating with his fellow killers of wildlife. "How many of you have gone out and hunted wild game and brought it home and the little gal didn't know how to cook it properly?" To remedy this sad state of affairs, the intrepid adversary of savage ducks and geese and other feathered fiends is putting together a game cookbook. A PANtry full of biVds to the Sunday Sportsman. Credit a PAT to the Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union, which reached the breakeven point after six months and expects to declare its first dividend this quarter. PAN the sexist writing style of Zarko Franks, former reigning city editor at the Chronicle, for a report from the Democratic National Convention on "The Carter People." In an interview with five males and one female on the Carter staff, the only physical description given to the males is that one is Black. Not so with the female aide, "a Barnard graduate named Isabel Hyde, 27, who works under a big sign that says 'Issues.' Big eyes. Long legs. She looks like little girls should when they grow up. The sign says issues so we test her: How does Carter stand on...." No wonder so few women have been on the city desk side at the Chronicle. PAN Mary Jane for a Schier waste of space. The Post medical writer continues to be the champion of the medical establishment. In reporting the "latest flap" among scientists who disagree on the risks of breast x-rays to premenopausal women, Schier devotes an inordinate amount of space to the views (and qualifications) of three medical experts in Houston, who say "no unnecessary risks," "extremely safe" and "women shouldn't be alarmed." Only one doctor with an opposing viewpoint was quoted (no qualifications given). Women need all the information they can get on both sides of controversial health issues. Anyone for investigative journalism from the Post? And while we're at it, whatever happened to Brenda Stone? 10 Sign a PAT to New York Lt. Gov. Mary Ann Krupsak, who brought along an interpreter to translate her opening speech at the Democratic Convention into sign language for the deaf. Krupsak has long been interested in the problems of the deaf. "They can't participate in this kind of a meeting without an interpreter," she said about the two million deaf people in this country and the 15 million whose hearing is impaired. One of the reasons given why women athletes do not earn as much as their male counterparts is that "the women don't bring in the crowds, the men do." Not so. During the Olympic telecasts, ABC's ratings jumped several points whenever the women gymnasts performed. (In New York from 49 percent of the viewing audience to 52.5 percent, in Chicago from 46 percent to 53.5 percent and in Los Angeles from 57 percent to 63 percent.) PAT the women who performed so well, especially Romania's Nadia Comaneci, with seven perfect scores and three gold medals. It has been said that undergoing a vasectomy makes a 'vas deferens' in a man's ability to have children. Baylor College of Medicine researchers are looking for volunteers (healthy men between the ages of 20 and 40) to test a possible male birth control method that would be safe, effective and reversible. The program will involve weekly injections of testosterone to determine if the male hormone is acceptable, feasible and low in toxicity as a male contraceptive. The Baylor project will be conducted by Drs. Glenn Cunningham and Peter Kohler. Testosterone has been recognized as a suppressor of testicular function since the 1930's, but, said Cunningham, "scientists didn't follow through with those early leads as far as a male contraceptive." Maybe because most scientists are male and don't run the risk of pregnancy? A better-late-than-never PAT to the project. Life magazine's Special Reports (which has no major women editors) has devoted a whole issue to women who have made a difference in American life. Another case of 'lumping it.' Would we ever see a national publication devote only one issue to the males who have made a difference? Not in a LifesPAN. We know we are strong, we are invincible, but Forest Park Cemeteries seem to think we are also immortal. They are running an ad in local papers headed "Your Widow." They can help with a plan to "make things a lot easier for your wife." You should be aware that "your death will be a very difficult experience for everyone in your family. Particularly your wife...she will have to make...decisions no wife is ever quite prepared for." PAN Forest Park for grave discrimination. While we're on the subject, PAT the newly- created HAMS. No, it's not a group of actors, it's the Houston Area Memorial Society, a "non-profit, non-sectarian society dedicated to dignity and simplicity in funerals and memorial services." For a modest membership fee, they enable you to choose an economical funeral, if you so desire, (or no funeral at all). They also provide a Living Will form and give practical information on making out a will. Score a PAT to small bore gold medalist Lanny Bassham who, after tying for the gold medal with Margaret Murdock, was awarded the medal for the most consecutive bullseyes. He first requested that two gold medals be awarded and when that request was turned down, Bassham insisted that Murdock stand on the first place podium when the medals were awarded. Said Bassham, "I wanted to show that I felt her performance had equaled mine...There was no way she deserved to stand lower while the national anthem was played." PAN the Merchant Marine Academy for blanket discrimination. A female cadet who was caught in bed with her fiance was asked to resign. Her fiance was allowed to graduate. PAT Maryland Senator J. Glenn Beall (the cadet is one of his constituents), whose demands for an explanation resulted in her reinstatement. Let's hear it for uniform treatment of males and females in service academies. The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development rates a PAT for its recently-completed two-year study on "Women in the Mortgage Market," which proves that lenders are discounting women's earning power and are guilty of sex bias. The income growth and stability of single women was on an even par with that of the traditional male-headed, one-earner family; the income growth patterns for women family heads fell within eight or nine percent points of their male counterparts. Kathy Wilcox, volunteer firefighter in Friends- wood, wrote a letter to the League City News Citizen thanking local landowner and banker Walter Hall "for his annual slap in the face to the area women firefighters and ambulance personnel..." Apparently Hall hosts a barbecue every year for "our hardworking and deserving volunteers"-the male ones, that is. "He has made it quite clear to area fire chiefs...that female members cannot attend. Mind you, these are not Ladies' Auxiliary or wives, but very active members of fire departments and ambulance crews." And guess who was operating all the area fire stations and ambulances while Hall was barbecuing for all the male volunteers? Right. PAT Wilcox for volunteering her views in public. Fire off a PAN to Hall. PAT to the Chief. President Ford has ordered a review of the entire U.S. Code to eliminate unfair sex-based provisions. He promised to put a top priority on the problem of the "widening earnings gap between men and women." At a reception honoring the National Commission on the Observation of International Women's Year, Ford said that laws discriminating against women "are all equally unjust, all equally demeaning to Americans and all e- qually inconsistent with the American philosophy of equality." He said he hopes to see the Equal Rights Amendment become part of the Constitution soon. "Worth coming home to," proclaim the U.S. Home billboards around town. The latest in their series of attractive wives and children welcoming home the breadwinner is a vaseline- on-the-lens type picture of a young woman with a baby in her arms. They would have us believe that all breadwinners are male (with extremely photogenic families). In fact, 43 percent of the work force are females, many of whom are the family's sole support. It's time for advertisers to join the real world- the world of working women and child care centers. PAN U.S. Home for being way off base. Here's a King who's not getting the royal treatment, at least from the media. Mary King, along with husband Peter Bourne, is one of Jimmy Carter's key advisors. She steers Carter's health policy task force and directs the Carter campaign's Committee of 51.3 Percent (the percentage of women in the population- at least); he is deputy campaign director. When NBC interviewed the couple at the Democratic Convention, they were introduced as Dr. Peter Bourne and his wife, Mary King. Bourne's name flashed immediately on the screen, while hers did not appear until almost the end of the interview, although most of the questions were addressed to her. In an article put out by the New York News Service, again we meet "Dr. Peter Bourne and his wife, Mary King," in spite of the fact that her activities rated six times the space of his. This kind of discrimination should rate the media a sPAN-King.