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Breakthrough 1976-08 - Page 16. August 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3208/show/3203.

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(August 1976). Breakthrough 1976-08 - Page 16. 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/3203

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Title Breakthrough 1976-08
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date August 1976
Description Vol. 1 No. 7
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 20 page periodical
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b2332726~S11
Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Title Page 16
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript Women writers' works explored By Barbara Hugetz "I remember a day in the early 60's, sitting in a Buffalo (N.Y.) beauty parlor getting my hair frosted, reading The Feminine Mystique and thinking, when half of the color was stripped off my hair, 'My God, whatever am I doing to myself.' Not only that—I was already pregnant with my second child. "It's a funny story," relates Dr. Julia Mazow today, "but it's also very sad. I don't mean to imply that at that exact moment I saw the light and everything came crystal clear because it didn't." From that time, however, Mazow has been interested in women's issues, literature, history and psychology. She was very grateful when the women's movement came along, because it legitimized feelings she was having about herself as a woman. "I felt I wasn't totally crazy," she recalls, "or at least if I was, so were a lot of other people. "I remember my junior year at college, experiencing a great sense of panic at what I would be doing after graduation. I felt tjjere were few options open to me," says Dr. Mazow, an instructor in the English Department at the University of Houston, and who also conducts courses on women writers at the Jewish Community Center (XC). She is very candid about recalling her lack of self-confidence during this period. "It wasn't until graduate school," she says, "that I even opened my mouth in class. When I did, I would come away with a headache, thinking I talked too much, as if I knew only a finite amount that I'd better not use up." Her third and youngest child was three-years-old when Mazow completed her disserta tion, received a one-year terminal contract at the U of H and contacted the JCC with a course proposal on women writers. The JCC told her they had had a woman instructor for a literature course but that no one had signed up for it. So women who really wanted to join her course got on the phone and called people. And last summer Mazow conducted her first class there, consisting of 15 women. "I can see certain women, who have been in the course over the last year, progress in terms of expressing themselves better or just taking chances with their ideas," relates Mazow. "I'll throw out a question and someone will stab at an answer, then quickly ask if that was what I wanted, when, in fact, I don't have an answer in mind. There is no one answer. Any reaction or interpretation is valid as long as it is logically supported." Students of Mazow feel that she succeeds at provoking them to think and at providing a creative verbal interchange of ideas. "She inspires you to use your mind on an intellectual level," says student Michele Owen, "which is very important for those of us whose communication is mainly with our children. I learned to appreciate a book as a book-for its character development and writing style, for example-without the influence of my prejudices about the subject matter." And another student, Linda Held, adds, "One of the themes that I found pertinent throughout the books selected was the transition from the dependent woman to the woman as totally independent of men in forming opinions of herself." Mazow believes there is a lot of value to a lecture, but feels that any kind of education should be a radicalizing experience, something that changes you or your thinking. Not everybody agrees. Offset Printing And Other Related Services TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU San Jacinto (near Sears/Main) West Gray (River Oaks Shopping Center) Ruby Sanders Manager, Kwik Kopy in the Bermac Bldg 4101 San Jacinto 526-6364 Tootie Nelson Manager, Kwik Kopy 1968 W.Gray 526-2273