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Houston Breakthrough 1976-10 - Page 10. October 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3590/show/3579.

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(October 1976). Houston Breakthrough 1976-10 - 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/3590/show/3579

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1976-10
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date October 1976
Description Vol. 1 No. 8
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript Pats and Pans Programming PATS: To Ch. 39 for its South by Northwest series, five half-hour docu- dramas on Black involvement in history from the late 1700's to the early twentieth century; to Ch. 11 News for their recent series on abused children; to Ben Baldwin, KTRH Radio, for his panel discussion on Title IX and its implementation (or lack of it) in HISD; to the women of KPFT Radio for 24 hours of women's programming on September 22 and for instituting 10 hours of women's programming per week at the station. And He-e-ere's Jan! PAT Jan Carson, Ch. 13 Eyewitness News reporter and part-time anchor, who is doing a super job in her new capacity as co-anchor for that station's 6 o'clock weekday news. What's in a name? Oshman's has been touting their new line of Nike athletic shoes, for "distance running or training, road racing, cross country track training, basketball or tennis." Apparently the store does not expect women to participate in any of the above activities, since they are carrying only the men's and boys' sizes. (Nike also makes women's shoes). We solefully conclude that those heels at Oshman's are a shoe-in for a PAN. Oh yes, Nike is the Greek deity of victory-female, to boot. If you want to know what's happening locally in the UT nurses' fight to save their school, you'll have to look further afield than the Houston dailies. The Chronicle had a short article on the attempted intimidation of Houston nursing faculty members by Dr. Charles Berry (now in charge of the Houston school) but from the Post, continuing silence. PAN their hides. Award-winning journalist Brenda Stone, formerly a medical feature writer on the Post, now writes for the American Medical Association's News. PAT Stone for an in-depth article in the News, in which the Texas nurses state their case. Stone attempted to discuss the issues with Dr. Nelson (chairman of the Regents' medical affairs committee and member of the Board of AMA). He refused. J udy Weissler (Chronicle Washington Bureau) rates a PAT for a well-written article on the findings of Catherine Hawes, a political scientist, and five other Senate investigators who uncovered "rampant" fraud in the Medicaid program by posing as participants. Hawes is still "angry and horrified" at the callous treatment, roach-infested clinics and filthy bathrooms she encountered during months of impersonating an impoverished woman in "Medicaid mills" from coast to coast. Hawes hopes that all the publicity about the investigation willchange some minds about government rip offs. "Most people think it's only welfare mothers who are stealing from the system," she said, adding that maybe now people will realize that where there is abuse and fraud, it also occurs at the provider level. PAT the League of Women Voters for its customary thoroughness and impartiality in arranging the televised debates between the major parties' presidential and vice- presidential candidates (three between Ford and Carter, one between Mondale and Dole), and for its insistence that at least one women journalist serve as panelist or moderator for each debate. PAT the Women's Division of the United Methodist Church's Board of Global Ministries, which has sponsored a monitoring project on sex role stereotyping in prime-time TV. The project, which points up the under- representation and stereotyping of women on TV, is part of that group's "ongoing effort to eliminate sexism in church and society." Latest papal poop PANned. In a recent letter to the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Catholic Church's opposition to the ordination of women as priests. There are apparently three fundamental reasons: the example of Christ, who chose only men as his apostles; the constant practice of the Church, which has imitated Christ in choosing only men; and his "living teaching, which has consistently established that the exclusion of women from the priesthood is in harmony with the plan of God for His Church." The Federal Council on Wage and Price Stability earns a PAT for its recent report on innovative programs by unions and business to reduce health care costs. In one experiment, two New York unions attempted to cut down on unneeded and expensive surgery by getting a second opinion when one doctor says an operation is necessary. One-third of all operations recommended were found unnecessary by another surgeon. BedPAN-of-the- month to the health establishment, which has vigorously resisted business and labor's efforts to cut medical costs. The Houston Post has been running an ad for Post carriers, complete with three drawings of carriers in action, all obviously young, bright, pleasant, energetic - and male. Deliver a PAN, Post-haste. (Typhoid Mary must have given us all a bad name.) Reel off a PAT to the Second International Festival of Women's Films, held recently in New York. The festival, co-directed by two screenwriters, Kristina Nordstrom and Leah Laiman, and attended by over 70 women directors from around the world, showed a total of 125 films, including nine feature films which had their U.S. premieres. Why a women's film festival? "We realize we may be creating a ghetto of women's films this way," said Nordstrom, "but it is badly needed. After the last women's film festival here, in 1972, we thought all the problems would be solved and there would be a market for women's films. But there isn't. So we wanted to let the public know that there are women making good films, and the producers know, that there is an audience that will come to see these films." ♦ A transatlantic PAT to our Irish sisters. Approximately 20,000 Catholic and Protestant women met recently on the bridge which divides Londonderry to demand an end to the sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. This was the first of four peace marches that was not disturbed by IRA supporters, who had previously called the women "traitors to Ireland." This time the IRA issued a statement saying it respected the women's right to demonstrate for peace, but cautioned them not to "call for peace at any price." The women came from all over Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic to attend the rally. AP reports that a Canadian government manual, prepared for training new staff members at the Yellowknife Correctional Institute, describes Indians as lazy, sex- oriented dreamers and drinkers. The publication said some Indian traits come from "his Mongol origin" and calls Orientals uncreative. "Having nothing that is his, neither glorious past nor culture nor religion nor country, he feels insecurity and seeks all the possible means of evasion: dreams, drink and the ready pleasures of the flesh." PAN such Waspish racism. A tit-for-tat PAT to Dr. Lise Fournier, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada and president of the Canadian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. During a speech to her colleagues (as reported by Ruth Winter, Los Angeles Times Syndicate) Fournier said she was once told a woman might possibly become President of the United States, but only after her menopause when she would not be subject to emotional upheavals. "I agreed wholeheartedly," Fournier reported, "and suggested that, for the same reason of security, in view of the fact that men are often indiscreet sexually and are prone to fall for female spies, no man should be elected President of the United States until he has first been castrated." Would this mean an end to inaugural balls? " 'Cathouse' For Dogs Cleans Up," reads the heading in Moneysworth. The article goes on: "A cathouse for dogs has opened here and business is booming. Joe Scaggs, proprietor of the Greenwich Village establishment, says that for $50 he will provide your mutt with a female companion in a state of artificially- induced heat, and a resident photographer to preserve the memory of your Fido in action. We guarantee complete satisfaction. If a dog can't perform, we'll bring the female to his home, his own territory, where he feels more secure.' Business is so good that Scaggs is planning to open more cathouses. 'We're even having bumper stickers printed that read: "Get a little tail for your dog." ' Scaggs grosses a PAN. Troubled (State Rep.) Waters deserves a PAT for his recent appearance before City Council, when he charged the city with doing nothing to stop the "rapid disintegration" of the Fourth Ward, part of Waters' district. "The mayor could support the building of low cost housing and parks. The mayor could apply for federal, state and local funds . . . Drive through the Fourth Ward," he urged Hofheinz and the council. "Look at the streets and sewers in need of repair. You should use your influence to make the place liveable - instead, it's a living coffin." Administer a PAN to Hofheinz who replied that the area is a poverty pocket with very serious problems. "It would be unintelligent for us to put the area at the top of our list of priorities." It is also unintelligent to neglect the needs of the voters who put one in office. Mary Lu Abbott (Houston Chronicle) did a PATicularly fine job of reporting (Sept. 14) on Houston's pace-setting innovations in the fight against rape. Linda Cryer, administrator of the city's rape treatment, detection and prevention center, is personally responsible for major changes that have been made in the past year. For the first time, doctors, hospital staffs, emergency medical technicians, nurses, police officers and the district attorney's office are working together on collection of evidence. Other cities have developed similar kits, but Houston's is unique in two ways: involvement of all key personnel in rape cases and distribution throughout the county, now in 18 hospitals. The kits are also available to private physicians. PAT Linda Cryer for her ongoing efforts on behalf of rape victims.