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Herizons 1983-05 - Page 1. May, 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5581/show/5573.

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Title Herizons 1983-05
Publisher National Organization for Women at the University of Houston; Montrose Area National Organization for Women
Date May, 1983
Description Vol 3. No. 5 for National Organization for Women at the University of Houston ; Vol. 8 No. 5 for Montrose National Organization for Women
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  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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Transcript NOW at the University of Houston Montrose NOW Vol 3, #5 Vol 8, #5 President s Column. In April, NOW at UH presented two programs: "The Nuclear Freeze Movement" with guest speaker George Broze from the Houston Coalition for Peace and "Insurance: Fair Discrimination?" with guest speaker Elaine Kinsey, past president of Northwest Houston NOW. There is further information on the results of these two program meetings inside the newsletter. I would like to thank both guest speakers for their participation in making the programs a success. On May 5th, Dr. Karen Holmes will speak at our program meeting at 7:30 pm on Rape. She is a professor at the Social Work Department at UH, has done extensive research on this subject and has written "Justice For Whom? Rape Victims Assess The Legal-Judicial System." Holmes is co-author with Joyce Williams of The Second Assault: Rape and Public Attitudes. This program will be held in the Aegean Rim, UC and everyone is welcomed. On May 10 is the NOW at UH business meeting. I hope everyone will try to attend. We will talk about the direction NOW at UH will be taking in the future and input of all members is greatly encouraged. Also, we have not yet voted whether or not to renew our menfcership with Women Lobby Alliance for 1983. We will also vote on whether to join and/or endorse the Houston Nuclear Freeze Coalition, which asks both the Soviet Union and the US to stop - to "freeze" - all testing, production and deployment of new nuclear weapons. On April 14th, I was present at the University Center Policy Board (UCPB) meeting (see president's column in March newsletter) hoping to discuss the passage of a NOW proposal to "oppose the sale and distribution of literature and the showing of films that portray the torture, rape, humiliation or sexual objectiflcation of women or men or children," and request that the UCPB prohibit such activities in the UC. When the magazine issue was opened for discussion a motion which requested "the prohibition of sales of Playboy, Playgirl, Penthouse and Forum" (which are presently sold in the Candy Shoppe) was brought forward by Carol Cavazos. The motion was defeated by two votes. I expected my name to be called after that first motion was defeated so that I could introduce the policy NOW thought should be adopted, but the chairperson ruled that the issue was closed. The policy, (see above), refers to al_[ pornographic magazines not just the ones presently sold. I felt it would not be possible to re-open the issue at that time for further discussion. Instead I decided to be present at the next XPB meeting to have NOW's proposal discussed and voted on. This newsletter, which is published every month, is of great importance to the people who work to make it possible because it allows the feminist community to be in touch with issues which affects us directly or indirectly. We hope that it is of equally great importance to you the reader. If so, we would like to see you get involved with this publication. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in any of the variety of work which Herizon's publication entails. Little time is requested; we usually get it done with a planning/writing assignment meeting and a weekend of work, editing, typesetting and pasting-up. Your participation is welcomed. Call Jeanne at 799-1234 X373 (Monday-Friday, 5-9) or X571 (Saturday and Sunday) for information on schedule for June newsletter. Rossann Daumas Our next meeting will be held at the Houston Area Women's Cntr on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8th, 5-7 pm. I thought about changing the day but I then decided we could celebrate ourselves and our mothers at a NOW meeting better than any other place. (Montrose NOW meetings are pot-luck suppers and rap sessions.) We are in the midst of a special membership drive highlighted by Kathy Webb's visit. We are close to the number of members necessary for 3 delegates to the National Conference. If you have considered asking a friend to join, this is the moment. National will give us 1/2 of the usual $20 national dues until June. Most people quickly learn that Montrose does not represent mainstream Houston; I have always believed that Mon trose NOW should be a haven for non-mainstream feminists. Although I just this minute urged you to increase our chapter membership, I havegrave misgivings about our expanding membership and enlarged budgets. Seme of the growth is inevitable but "bigger is better" may prove a poor model for an agency of social change. I want "to end with a thought for the future. Do we want a County Commissioner whose personal belief is that women on AFDC should be forcibly sterilized? That "making a living by having babies is a crime?" I suggest you review the current (April *83) statements of Bob Eckels. Peggy SELECTIONS IN HONOR OF MOTHER'S DAY Mother's Day, declared by an act of Congress in 1914 to fall on the second Sunday of May, falls this year on May 8th. The idea for a national day in honor of mothers belongs to Jul a Ward Howe, the author of "the Battle Hunm of the Republic", and a founding member with Lucy Stone of the American Woman's Suffrage Association. She put it forward in 1887. It was proposed again by Ann Jarvis in 1907. It is probably no coincidence that for the whole year before the act was passed, Alice Paul, the Chaiman (sic) of the Congressional Committee of the National American Women's Suffrage Association, had focussed her new committee's intense energy on the Congress, reviving the long dormant demand for a federal amendment to secure the vote for women. How typical for lords and masters to attempt to fob women off with a mere courtly wave of the hand. The "holiday" arouses great ambivalence in feminists, especially, I believe, in female feminists. On the one hand, we are angered at the trivialization of motherhood (and of women) that giving praise to mothers on one day of the year reveals, and by the commercialization by florists, jewellers and candy sellers; on the other we wish there were some easy, non-guilt laden, not-too-threatening way to gracefully recognize the debt we owe our mothers. Some may remember our mothers in bitterness and anger, yet there wells up in us an insatiable, intractable, longing for the love of our mothers. continued to p. 4