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Breakthrough 1976-03 - Page 2. March 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4730/show/4715.

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(March 1976). Breakthrough 1976-03 - 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/4730/show/4715

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Title Breakthrough 1976-03
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date March 1976
Description Vol. 1 No. 3
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript Editorials Are airwaves ours? Just as the great catch-all phrase "all men are created equal" is meant to apply to "all women, too," so the spirit of "the airwaves belong to the people" is meant to include you Black, me Brown, and you woman. Unfortunately, this is another myth taken for fact. Blacks, Browns and women were not around Broadcast Boulevard 25 years ago when the great decision was made to make television an entertainment medium rather than the powerful educational tool it. could have been. In spite of the civil rights movement for minorities and women which has interevened during that period, we are still excluded from the decisions that shape the attitudes that 200 million people hold of us, women and minorities, in this society. We are still expected to accept passively an image of ourselves conceived, written, and directed by white male management at network and local levels bird-brained Lucy, who dominated the image of woman in television since the 50's and scatter-brained Edith, her 1970's counterpart. Blacks and Browns ask for meaningful representation to counteract the negative stereotypes of "shuckin' and jivin' and lazy" and they get Sanford and Sons and Chico and the Man. We watch the evening news and we see ourselves among the accident and crime reports either as victims (if women) or criminals (if minority males). We have extensive monitoring studies to prove this point. At a recent press conference in Houston a spokesperson for the Black Communicators Association said "It is our feeling that the electronic media shape the consciousness of this country. The media are brainwashing Americans into believing false impressions about Blacks and other minorities struggling for self-respect and dignity in this country." The BCA is preparing to take a suit into federal court on its way to the Supreme Court that will be as encompassing as Brown vs The Board of Education of Topeka. Their goal is "to return the airwaves to the public, to get a redefinition of the original communications act and to use television and radio primarily as vehicles of education rather than vehicles of entertainment" It is our hope that when the Black Communicators Association sounds the call for help on the federal court suit, feminists and other minorities in this community will align themselves to support the suit and to join the march toward the U.S. Supreme Court Breakthrough STAFF Art - Charley Kubricht-Fore Advertising - Rita Highsmith, Barbara Wesolek Business - Juneau Shepherd, Olga Soliz Circulation - Leigh Hollyer, Leslie Larson, Lucy Moyer, Mary-kay Wilson Copy-Gay Cosgriff, Sharon Helene Lynn, Peter Young Editors - Writers - Gertrude Barnstone, Janice Blue, Rhonda Griffin-Boone, Gay Cosgriff Feature Writers-Jan Cunningham, Linda Lovell, Wendy Haskell Meyer, Adalaide Moorman, Patti O'Kane Photography - Lily Barnstone, Marilyn Jones Production - Rhonda Griffin-Boone EDITORIAL BOARD Gertrude Barnstone, Janice Blue, Rhonda Griffin-Boone, Gay Cosgriff, Charley_Kubricht-Fore Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1976 Breakthrough is published monthly by the Breakthrough Publishing Company, 1708 Rosewood Street, Houston, Texas 77004, P. O. Box 8346, Houston, Tex. 77004. Telephone 526-6686. Subscriptions $5.00 a year. Newsstand 50 cents per copy. This publication is on file at the International Women's History Archive, 2325 Oak Street, Berkelev, Calif. 94708. WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS ADVERTISE IN BREAKTHROUGH SO MUCH FOR DRESS COOES IN THE COURTROOIS/L, letters to the editor I would like to share with the readers of Breakthrough a recent experience which I hope will serve as a warning to other young women. I responded to an ad appearing in the Houston Post which read as follows: RECEPTIONIST Bright, alert, friendly personality. Attractive, good human relation skills. Electronics firm starts you at $4.00 to $5.00 per hr. if you qualify. 527-8813. I called and a man answered the phone for Video Match, a computer dating service not for an electronics firm. He introduced himself as T.J. Brad- shaw and then asked me a series of questions including my age, height, weight, and marital status. He scheduled my interview on a Sunday afternoon. In the room during the "interview" there was a tv, a tape recorder and a tripod camera. Bradshaw gave me no information about the job opening despite my continuous questioning. I was not asked to fill out a formal application. He did, however, askrme to fill out a questionnaire pertaining to my preferences in a prospective mate such as, "Do you like single, divorced or widowed men? Do you like men shorter or taller than you?" I did not complete the questionnaire. Bradshaw said that he would "call me or see me later" as I left the office. On my way home I began to realize what had taken place. I suspect that Bradshaw may have been soliciting dating prospects for his "service" with no serious intentions of hiring a receptionist. I would like to alert other women to this type of misrepresentation in advertising. G.A. Breakthrough called Video- Match and was told that T.J. Bradshaw was no longer with the firm. A receptionist said the ad was placed by Bradshaw and not the company. They claimed no responsibility for his actions, and had no idea of his whereabouts. - Editors Your January account of Esther Pena's problems with Texas A&I was in sharp contrast to Texas Monthly's facetious treatment of it among their Bum Steer Awards. It was titled "The Opponents Kept Seeing Three Volleyballs." JANICE BRANDT According to Texas A&I Pena was thrown off the volleyball team because she refused to wear a bra. Pena feels it is because she had begun to speak out about the way women in athletics were treated. - Editors Thank you for your "Dead Pan "of 9 sexist Texas Monthly covers. I must say I had not realized they appeared with such deadly regularity. If only you had included the Beauty Queen cover of October 1974 you could have called it Texas Monthly's "Ten Worst!" WENDY WOOD When I go apartment hunting I have problems in locating a place that will accept children. I am a single parent faced with having to live miles from my job because management won't accept children. What are we supposed to do?-get rid of our children?.., Ex: I called a place in which I was told that I couldn't rent because I was not a whole family. I consider my son and me a WHOLE family! In California and in New York a law was passed to have all apartment owners designate certain apartments for families; is such a thing being done here? If not, how can one go about doing something? YDOLINA B. COMBS Legally, this is a "grey" area. There is no such law in Texas. City Council passed an Open Housing Act last year but the areas of discrimination did not include "marital status." Contact Joan Glantz or DashaPorper at the ACLU, 524-5925. They will need more information from you on this situation. - Editors.