COURSES OF INTEREST TO FEMINISTS
Course Sctn Time Title
UNEMPLOYMENT: HIGHER FOR WOMEN
ACROSS THE BOARD
The 1979 unemployment rates among 1977 graduates in all
science and engineering fields (physical science, math and
computer science, psychology, life sciences, and
engineering) were higher for women than for men at both
bachelor's and master's degree levels, and in almost all
fields, as in previous years.
Particularly high discrepancy were seen in the social
sciences, with a 13.3% unemployment rate for women as
compared with only 2.4% for men, life sciences, with 5.3%
unemployment for women as compared with 1.7% for men, and
across all science and engineering fields, with a 4.3%
unemployment rate for women as cocmpared with 1.7% for
men. (Data from Project on_the Status & Education of
Women, #31, Sumner, 1$81, abstracted by Synthesis, 12/81T"
When Judge Marion J. Callister issued his "opinion" on the
constitutionality of (1) state's right to rescind ratification of a constitutional amendment, (2) the extension
act, and (3) the majority needed to pass the extension
act, another name was firmly appended to the list of those
religiously inspired anti-feminists who use their official
positions to keep women down. "Judge" Callister, a man
who has held very high positions in the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) which officially opposes the Equal
Rights Amendment, was expected to rule the way he did, but
the scope of his opinion is breathtaking. As Eleanor
Smeal said, an obscure judge in a lower federal court is
attempting to re-write the law-
His decision was not unexpected, and there is no question
that it delighted the antifeminists. How much it hurt us
is debateable. NOW officers report a jump in contributions as a "blacklash" effect. It is being appealed, of
Jo Ann Evansgardner
The campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment is intensifying. And the prospects are encouraging. Both Florida and Oklahoma will probably come up in January. Florida is a difficult state to organize because it contains
five media markets and varies widely in make-up from the
north to the south. But the speaking tour by Ellie Smeal
and the missionary project have gotten favorable press and
good reception there.
In Oklahoma, our campaign is strong. The leadership in
the State Legislature will sponsor the bill. NOW at UH
could help out by sending missionaries there. Training is
provided as are lodgings. Or we could help out with gas
costs for transportation. People are needed to rally,
phonebank, do door-to-door canvassing, etc If you would
like to be a missionary for the Equal Rights Amendment,
Oklahoma is a good place for Texans to contribute and one
of our best chances to turn the tide. We have several
members who have expressed interest. Perhaps if you add
your energy we will reach "lift-off" and send a earful.
Call me, (521-2428) for information.
Psych of Women
Women in Lit (A)*
Women's Liberation &
7302 10-11:30 TTH
Approval of Dr. S.A.
Editorial Note: Listing these courses does not imply any
feminist judgment as to their content or politics. The
topics of the courses are9 however, topics that feminists
have called attention to.
The shortness of the list implies a serious criticism of
our University's policy which appears to stifle academic
treatment of feminist issues. The word "stifle" is amply
justified when one compares the availability of courses
here with those in other major universities. We invite
interested persons to review the Feminist Press publication - Women's Studies Programs and Courses Offered in the
Illinois has a very active campaign that will intensify
during their election period. To pass the Equal Rights.
Amednment in Illinois presently requires a three-fifth
majority. The vote was two short last time. A major
strategy is to change the 3/5's rule to a simple majority.
This change requires only a simple majority.
In Virginia, ten out of twelve targeted elections were
won. The newly elected governor, Charles Robb (Lady
Bird's son-in-law), has stated that he is willing to
"twist arms" to facilitate passage of the ERA.
All of the above looks promising. BUT, In order to ratify
ERA by June 30, 1982, WE MUST PUMrHfcRE ENERGY AND MONEY
INTO THE CAMPAIGN. Solicit friends and relatives as well
as ante-ing up yourself. Money for the Media Campaign
should be sent NOW to:
National Organization for Women
P. 0. Box 7813
Washington, D. C. 20044
Energy can be utilized as:
**Missionary Work in Oklahoma
**Work on Action Team in Houston (Sherri Forschler)
**Message Brigading in Houston (Jeanne Sonmerfeld)