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Houston Breakthrough 1980-02 - Page 17. February 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/371/show/357.

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(February 1980). Houston Breakthrough 1980-02 - Page 17. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/371/show/357

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1980-02
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date February 1980
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript ttlli 11111 iiiit Hill* mill III ill! TIM NOEL ANITA CHAMBERLAIN GLEN POTTS TED STONE were young enough to be drafted I would be willing to go. Q. How do you feel about women not having equal rights yet? A.F.: I think it's a shame we don't have it and I think that the equal rights is for both men and women and I think women are just as capable of doing anything that they wish to do and I think they can fight for their country just as well as any man can. Joanne Chambers: I'm an old-fashioned girl so you know how I think about it— strictly babies is where a woman should be. Earl Parmes: Well if there was a need to do so, for sure; women have fought for the country ever since there was a country even when there were trails you know . . . women have fought for the country, have played a role. So far as being involved in combat I don't know, because they can be overpowered but so far as playing a role, they should play some type of role. Karen Carter: I think women should be included in the draft. I think all people over age 18 should be included. Q. How do you feel in that women haven't gotten the ERA passed yet but that we may be told to register? K.C.: Well I think the passage of the ERA is mandatory and that would also make people eligible for the draft. Tim Noel: I think it's a good idea. Q. How do you feel in that women haven't gotten the ERA passed yet? T.N.: Well, aside from the politics of the ERA, I'm in favor of people being treated equally. So from a philosophical point of view I would have women have the same rights as men—blacks as whites. When it comes to military service, that includes females as well as males serving their country. Anita Chamberlain: I'd like to go. Q. You would? So you would be willing to register? Would you be willing to fight? A.C.: Well, if it's something I had to do I would, I really would. Glen Potts: I've been in the service and I've seen the way they treat women and I think that they treat them very unfairly and I wouldn't go for it myself. I wouldn't encourage women to sign up. Q. How are they being treated unfairly? G.P.: Well, I've seen it and I don't like the way that they were treated because it's just really hard for them and they're not allowed to associate with the guys or nothin'at all. Q. Are you willing to go to war? Ted Stone: I am, yeah. I'm not gonna run away from the draft but I'm not gonna join up. That's all there is to it. Q. And how do you feel about women being included in the draft? T.S.: Don't send a woman to do a man's job. Liz Guevara: It's not good. I don't care for it. You know we're asking for it with the ERA. Q. Do you believe in the ERA ? L.G.: Yes, I believe in it definitely, but I think this is carrying it too far—like we're asking for it. Q. Do you feel that the men should be registering now? L.G.: I don't think they really need to. I think they're doing it on their own if they feel that strong about it. The way things are going, if it came to that, I'm married and have two kids but if I didn't have my kids I would go if it came down to that and we had to register because I definitely believe in America. Pete Pranis: I think it's a mistake, particularly for combat roles. Basically biologically, one man can get a hell of a lot of women pregnant but it takes one woman at one time to produce one kid and I think this is the basic reason why women have been kept out of combat. It's bad to force 'em into hell, it's bad enough for guys. Q. Do you think men should be registering now? P.P.: Yeah, I think the guys should. We've got to grossly strengthen our military in dealing with the Middle East. If we don't do something this place is going to go communist at the barrel of a gun. Algene Shaw: I won't go, I'll take a trip to Canada. I won't go. Q. Do you think men should be registering now? A.S.: No, I don't think that we should get involved. I don't think they're handling this thing right about the hostages. I don't think they should start another war because they have 50 people over there. It seems like if the countries are intelligent, they should be able to settle the problem another way besides starting another war. Edward Templin: I'm for it. I think women should be registering now. Q. Do you believe in the ERA? E.T.: Certain portions I do, equal pay for equal work. I'm all for it. Donna Woodard: I think it's great, I'd go. Q. How do you feel about women not having the ERA yet? D.W.: That's not fair at all. Chris Pappas: I think they ought to go. Q: Without the ERA? C.P.: I don't see why they would need an amendment. Q: Do you believe in women registering for the draft? John McCrary: (Shakes his head). Q: Do you believe in the E. R. A.? J. M.: Not at all. My wife doesn't work. She never has and probably never will. If it comes to the point where we're economically unsound, I'll take on another job before she works. Q. What about women in the military? John Mackel: I don't think it's a bad idea. Maybe not in combat but they could do clerical jobs to release the men for combat. Sherry Johnson: I don't think it's right for women. Joseph Jones: I feel women should be drafted and I feel that the draft should be reinstated. Yvonne Chambers: I'm all for it. I think they ought to be included but I don't think it'll go over too well because of the kids. Q. Would you be willing to go? Y.C.: I would be. Isn't that horrible. Catherine Spencer: We're being told that if we don't support women being registered for the draft then in effect we don't support the ERA. I feel that no one should be registering. Q. What if Carter says that women have to register; what could you do? C.S.: My immediate reaction up until two days ago was no, I'll take the jail sentence because I'm such a pacifist. But hypothe- tically I believe that if men have to register, so should women for the same positions. Q. Are you saying that if men have to go to Canada to avoid the draft then so should women? C.S.: Exactly. The draft registration is a political pipy and it isn't necessary at this time. It's a violation of my civil rights. There's no clear and present danger to the country at this time. I don't like being a pawn to get Carter re-elected. They're going to have me killed for oil? About the situation in Afghanistan, I understand that you have to protect countries from genocide but you don't go into the country with the archaic notion of an eye for an eye. It seems like it's time we approach things from a higher level of thinking. photos by Gary Allison Morey DONNA WOODWARD CHRIS PAPPAS JOHNMcCRARY JOHN MACKEL HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH 17 FEBRUARY 1980