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Breakthrough 1976-02 - Page 8. February 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5266/show/5257.

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(February 1976). Breakthrough 1976-02 - Page 8. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5266/show/5257

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Title Breakthrough 1976-02
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date February 1976
Description Vol. 1 No. 2
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript Pats and Pans The Harris County Commissioners' Court deserves our bedPAN-of-the-month award for failing to appoint a nurse to the Harris County Hospital District Board of Managers. Commissioner Tom Bass' nomination of Alison Druck, nursing instructor, died for lack of a second. (See story on page 1.) PAT Sarah Caldwell, head of the Boston Symphony, who last month became the first woman to conduct at the Metropolitan Opera House. William Albright, Houston Post, was generally positive about her conducting of "Traviata" but should be PAN—fried for one asinine non- sequitur. "Caldwell followed almost as much as she led. I know she's a woman. But music is not like a door, through which singers go second so they can linger over favorite phrases. That just made for sloppiness." Slop knows no gender, Mr. Albright. PAT Betsy Wright, former aide to Sissy Farenthold and now Executive Director of the Women's Educational Foundation for organizing the "Campaign Techniques Institute" in Phoenix last January. Forty-eight women from Texas (out of 100 participants) took part in the workshop designed specifically for women interested in running for political office. Those attending received a great deal of nuts and bolts information on campaign fund raising and organizing. Olga Soliz, Eileen Elfant and Helen Hopkins, members of the Harris County Women's Political caucus, were in attendance. Texas workshop leaders were Jane Hickie and Ann Richards, Austin; Irma Mireles, Pat Robards, Louise Caddell and Rosie Castro, San Antonio; and Alicia Chacon from El Paso. PAT CBS —network for covering the conference. The report highlighted Ann Richards of Austin, Candidate for County Commissioner. PAN The "Bring your love to Levit's" jewelers billboard in full-view from your local freeway. At 70 mph, the model in the ad appears to be completely topless. Doing the speedlimit she appears to have an arm across her chest, revealing her cleavage. Stopped (illegally) on the freeway she's adorned only with a necklace, bracelet, a watch and ring. LOVE IT OR LEVIT. PAN The costume director on the Virginia Slims Circuit tour. Would you believe black-sequined tennis costumes and silver lame shirts? (Everyone knows sequins are the embodiment of feminity). Billie Jean - wherever you are — come back, we've still got a long way to go. Now that abortion — "a women's issue" — has become a national election issue—much to the surprise of candidates and media alike; now that we have a so-called "pro-life" candidate for the Presidency making good media use of running on a single issue — abortion; and now that Reagan and Wallace have taken strong anti- abortion stands (while ignoring a Supreme Court ruling on the subject), the male presidential hopefuls are lining up with their platforms. As expected, Jerry Ford came out against abortion "unless there is danger to the life of mother or fetus,"and for "the right of each state to decide the issue." As expected, Betty Ford came out strongly for the right of each individual woman to make that choice. PAN "Jelly" Ford and PAT Betty. As Flo Kennedy once said, "If men could get pregnant abortion would be a sacrament." PAT to Channel 13 for sending reporter Elma Barrera and news photographer Phyllis Deter to cover the earthquake disaster in Guatemala. Traditionally, women have not been sent on combat-hazardous assignments in this country or outside. No other Houston women reporters were sent by the other television stations. 8 300 Italian feminists invaded Milan Cathedral recently to protest the Catholic Church's stand on abortion and sex. They strugged with police and pelted them with eggs as they tried to gain entry to the Cathedral to protest the church's "ecclesiastical authoritarianism and violence." Pope Paul VI was not eggsactly pleased. He said the demonstration showed the "incomprehension, difficulty and opposition" in the modern world toward "true and complete values of life." On another occasion the PANtiff said that "woman's essential role is motherhood and her prime importance is as caretaker of the family." He appealed for "wisdom and realism" in granting women positions of power and assailed feminist movements that he said run the risk of "virilizing" and "depersonalizing" women. Praise and PAT anchors Elma Barrera, Jan Carson, Diana Fallis, and Cindy Cochran who do a daily news segment on Channel 13's Dialing for Dollars, the only local program that incorporates sign-language for deaf viewers. Link's Little Ones has been PANdemic on KEYH Radio these past few months—four minutes, four times a day, five days a week. Art Linkletter uses his jaded old format of asking children their opinions on matters including sex, dating, marriage; all the topics that 5-year-olds are experts on. For example: "Who works harder in your house, Mommy or Daddy?" "Daddy, cos Mommy just stays home and works when she wants to." "Oh, aren't you lucky you're a girl!" Double entendres abound, to the delight of the audience and the bewilderment of the kids. PAN Linkletter for exploiting their innocence and honesty. PAN KEYH for a waste of air time. At the annual awards ceremonies last month, one of the recipients of France's most prestigious decoration, the Legion of Honor, was Louise Weiss, feminist writer. Allons enfants de la PATrie! This column erred in PANning the local TV stations for non-coverage of the U.S.-China Women's Volleyball match in Pasadena last December. Channel 11 News was there. We rePANt. Redbook's Editor in chief Sey Chassler is trying to persuade all the national women's magazines to feature articles on the ERA in their July issues, as part of a feminist push for ratification - four more states to go! Publications already lined-up for this PATriotic gesture include Cosmpolitan, Glamour, McCall's, Ms. and Woman's Day. A male chauvinist pig PAN to macho movie star James Caan for his philosophy as expressed in a recent Playboy interview. "I believe that the husband should be the head of the household, that he should be the boss .... if she's married, a woman's place is in the home ..." We are taking his comments to heart, and will remain in our place whenever his movies hit town. Daniel P. Moynihan, who has just resigned as the American Ambassador to the UN, was interviewed recently on CBS by U.N., correspondent Richard C. Hottelet. Questioned as to his successor at the U.N. Moynihan replied that he felt the President would appoint the man or woman best qualified. "You said'or woman'. Is it going to be a woman?" asked Hottelet. Moynihan: "It could be one or the other." Hottelet: "Blonde or brunette?" PAN Hottelet for his bald sexism. PAN To all three networks for giving free commercial time within their newscasts to airing of the "pro-life" (sic) killing-the-fetus commercial. In the first week of February it was more widely aired than the replay of the Patty Hearst bank robbery film clip. PAN The January AP newsletter—in 8 pages of copy and 10 prominent photos — no women. Do no women work for AP wire service or do they do nothing worth mentioning. How APpalling! An all-around PAT to Marlene Sanders, who narrated, wrote, produced and directed the recent "ABC News' Closeup on Women's Health: A Question of Survival." This program focused on such issues as the unnecessary performing of major surgery, the dispensing of potentially dangerous drugs to pregnant women and the use of oral contraceptives that may not be as safe as women have been led to believe. PAN Bank of the Southwest for buying full-page ads in national weeklys, with headlines that proclaim "making us your co-executor is probably the best thing you've ever done for her." It goes on: "the executor under a will should be thoroughly familiar with a variety of complicated administrative and investment responsibilities. Our people have the time, experience and training to take care of these Does your wife?" Apparently the thousands of women who are skilled in financial matters are all unmarried. PAN the piggy bank. A HEWge PAN to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare for saying it must "indefinitely postpone" the handling of civil rights cases involving discrimination against women or ethnic minorities in the Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico area. A federal court in Washington has ordered HEW to concentrate its efforts on clearing up a backlog of racial bias cases involving Blacks. HEW says it lacks the personnel and money to do both. PAT to Houston women Kay Whyburn and Cynthia Braxton for participating in a suit brought in federal court to force HEW to investigate sex- discrimination cases. Princess Anne is fourth in line for the British throne. Under the ancient law of succession, which favors the male line, she comes after her old brother, Prince Charles, and her two younger brothers, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. But Labor Member of Parliament Robert Kilroy-Silk believes that Britain's new Sex Discrimination Act should put her second in line. (Apparently he disapproves of royal heir- brushing). Give him a princessly PAT for bucking 'em at the Palace. A big bunch of PANanas to KRLY Radio, guilty of rotten taste in plugging a banana-eating contest "for girls only" at a local bar. The leering announcer promised the "wildest, kinkiest night" where the male audience would judge not how many or how fast but how well the bananas were eaten. "It's in the technique, baby!" PAT the women who stayed away making the contest a big flop. A poison PAN letter to Lynn Ashby Houston Post columnist for his perennial chauvinism. In his Awards for '75: "it was the year of women's rights, giving us Patty Hearst, Squeaky Fromme and Sara Jane Moore." On his recent trip to Australia: "If you have heard that Australian women are amply endowed, ribcagewise, I have, too .... the rumors are true. A girlwatcher from Houston would go absolutely crackers down here." More on Lynn Ashby. While in New Zealand on that freebee flight with Pan Am he made the comment, "New Zealand was the first country in the world to allow women to vote. No place is perfect.' Would he joke about Blacks getting the right to vote? PAN'em. The official program for the Virginia Slims Circuit contains photographs and biographies of all the players including their circuit records. One page, (49), contains three curious lists headed: "Left-handed Players," "Married Players," and "Players with Children." Knowing the Slims slogan we now wonder if the word "baby" could possibly refer to the children women tennis players take with them on tour. In the meantime we give Slims a playPAN.