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University News, January 1982 - Page 3. January 1982. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 28, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4812/show/4808.

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(January 1982). University News, January 1982 - Page 3. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4812/show/4808

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Title University News, January 1982
Publisher National Organization for Women, University of Houston Chapter.
Date January 1982
Description Vol. 2 No. 1
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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Transcript 6B; /The Houston Post/Sun., Dec. 20, 1981 Sex bias claimed Girl, parents sue Cub Scouts for throwing her out of troop NORMAN, Okla. AP) — The parents of a 9-year- old girl who "needs to be taught to be a survivor" go to court this week to press a suit over her ouster from the Cub Scouts. The parents of Marystephanie Constantikes — "Toffie" to friends and family — filed the federal sex discrimination suit against the Boy Scouts of America when she was booted out of the group after nearly a year. She won all the main awards and even got the Silver Arrow for outstanding achievement in the Cub Scouts," said her mother, Joy Constantikes. When Marystephanie won the Pinewood Derby, in which the scouts carve cars from wood and race them down an incline, "that really cemented her place in the troop," said Mrs. Constantikes. The ouster came when Marystephanie wanted to go with her brother, who also was a Cub Scout, to summer day camp this year. We filled out the papers and sent them in along with the money," said her father, John Constantikes, an attorney. "Then we got a letter from the Scouts and our money back. The letter said they hadn't known that Marystephanie was a girl. When she joined she filled out three sets of papers with her name on them. One went to the national, one to the regional and one to the local. They are trying now to say they didn't know she was a girl." 0ier father filed the $250,000 sex discrimination on Marystephanie's behalf against the Boy Scouts of America, the Cub Scouts of America and the Last Frontier Council. The Boy Scouts don't see it as sex discrimination. The issue from our point of view has nothing to do with sex discrimination," said Scout spokesman Brantly Hudson. "We are a private membership organization and as such are able to determine our membership requirements." Hudson said the decision to bar Marystephanie was not a matter of local judgment but "is based on national policies and decisions." He said girls are permitted in the Explorer program, which Is open to youths from high school through age 20. There are programs for younger girls similar to the Cub Scouts, he added. "The Cub Scout program was started tn the 1930s as a program designed to meet the emerging emotion- al, psychological and physical needs of young boys," Hudson said. "It's been constantly updated and mod- ernized with the help of nationally prominent psy. chologists and educators who have advised us the emerging emotional, psychological and physical needs of boys differ from those of girls." Marystephanie was in the Bluebirds, a girls' organization, for a year. "But I didn't like it," she said. "All we did was learn to keep house, to cook and sew. I know how to do that." Her mother said Marystephanie got interested in the Cub Scouts because she liked the activities her brother was involved in. Both her mother and father said Scout leaders on the local level had no objections to Marystephanie's participation in the Cub Scouts. Her mother and father say they are not out to break down all sexual barriers, but that they feel the old male-female stereotyped roles are outdated. "We really believe Marystephanie needs the things she could learn in the Cub Scouts," Mrs. Constantikes said. "She needs to be taught to be a survivor. There are many one-parent families, and she needs to know how to do the things that girls traditionally aren't taught." DON'T AGONIZE ORGANIZE! Pope rejects pleas to reconsider ban on birth control Chronicle News Services VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II rejected requests from American bishops that he reappraise the Roman Catholic Church's ban on artificial birth control or the church's prohibition against giving the sacraments to divorced Catholics who remarry. However, John Paul said that some Catholics who have been divorced and remarried can receive the sacraments of the church — provided that they refrain from sexual relations with their new spouse. In rejecting the request from the American bishops Tuesday, John Paul said the truth "is not always the same as the majority opinion." The papal statement was part of a response to 43 secret recommendations made by the church's world synod of bishops last year. During the month-long meeting, some of the American bishops asked for a reappraisal of the contraception policy, saying those who violate the ban on artificial methods are often conscientious Catholics. " They cited surveys indicating that 78.5 percent of Catholic women in the United States use some type of artificial birth control method and only 29 percent of the Catholic priests in the United states believe such contraception is immoral. John Paul, however, rejected granting his approval to such a reappraisal. He said use of artificial contracep- tion, such as the birth control pill, "degrades human; sexuality" by permitting couples to act as "arbiters of the divine plan-" He reiterated the Catholic Church's stance that the only birth control favored by the church is the so-called rhythm method of sexual abstinence during a woman's fertile period. On a related topic, John Paul said that the Catholic Church condemns "as a grave offense against human dignity and justice all those activities of governments or other public authorities which attempt to limit in am way the freedom of couples in deciding about children- He added: "Consequently any violence applied by such authorities in favor of contraception or, still worse, of sterilization and procured abortion, must be altogether condemned and forcefully rejected. The 167-page document also made these points: • "Trial marriages" are unacceptable because they amount to "an experiment with human beings." • Pastors should not turn down couples asking to be married In church for motives which are social rather than religious unless they reject "explicitly and formally what the church intends to do."