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Houston Breakthrough 1980-09 - Page 2. September 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/6082/show/6060.

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(September 1980). Houston Breakthrough 1980-09 - 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/6082/show/6060

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1980-09
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date September 1980
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • periodicals
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Transcript •Selective Enterprises ' Officers [left to right]: 5. Anne Cook Sandra Hicks Kate Sexton Alethea Do Hi son Announcing an opportunity for women to invest in Houston REAL ESTATE. Selective Enterprises, Inc. is buying and managing income properties for investors. Limited partnerships and joint ventures are available. Minimum investment is $1000. #•> Come join us and make your money work for you. Selective Enterprises, Inc. • Investments • Tax Shelter Advantages • Property Management 1001 Oxford, Suite 100 Houston.TX 77008 862-7399 KEEP JUDGE ROBERT BAUM Judge Robert Baum has been a long-time supporter of the ERA. In 1978 his positions on issues of importance to women earned him the endorsement of the Harris County Women's Political Caucus. We, the undersigned supporters of the ERA, know that we need judges who are truly qualified and who share with us a belief in the basic principle of equal justice for all regardless of gender or party affiliation. Robert Baum's record as judge is one that women and men can be proud of. That is why we urge you to keep Robert Baum as judge of the 314th Family District Court. Teresa Algaze Sam Caldarera Carol J. Carrier James E Connor, Jr. S. Anne Cook Sarah J. Cooper Evelyn Cox Jacqueline Cronquist Chapman Cronquist Lorelei de la Reza Dale A. Dossey Gail Eldridge Elaine Evans Sylvia Garcia Julie Gianelloni Benegene Kring Carol Higley Lane Zoe Laurence Karen Loper Sharon E. Macha Myrtle Jones McKinzie Lea Markowitz Ruth Milburn Beatrice Mladenka-Fowler Elizabeth Lilly Neale Rose Rosenthal Diane K. Shaw Olga Soliz Ruth Steinfeld Doris A. Stewart Charles Weems Denise Weinberg Nancy Wilson Judy Wolff Pol. adv. paid by Keep judge Baum Campaign Charles R. (Bob) Dunn, Chair; Connie Baum, Treas. 7719 Bellaire Blvd.; Houston, TX 77036; Tel.: 774-1139 I read Gabrielle Cosgriff's "Media Matters" column {Breakthrough, July/August) with great interest - and considerable chagrin. We're going over the research materials we used for checking the piece out, as well as the correspondence we've received since the Hochberg article appeared, to try to figure out what went wrong and how we could have caught the errors she points out. In the second paragraph of her column she writes that "there are woeful inadequacies in local environmental reporting," while observing that we flubbed our opportunity to deal with this important subject... We do very much want to get our Texas stories straight... JON SWAN Senior Editor Columbia Journalism Review Sometimes I think that if a popular statement in the extreme left faction of the feminist movement were: "the sky is green," Breakthrough would support it as unthinkingly as you expressed your opposition to the Hyde Amendment in the editorial "Cruel and Unusual Punishment for Poor Women" (Breakthrough, July/August 1980). If a poor woman's life is in danger due to pregnancy, or would be if that pregnancy were allowed to come to term, then she should have access to subsidized abortion (for which the Hyde Amendment allows). If she just does not want a child, then let her use birth control. If she finds contraception too inconvenient (as in the case of the 16 year-old unwed mother who, when asked in an interview if she were not a- ware that a doctor could have prescribed any of her choice of contraceptive devices, replied that yes, she knew, but she would have had to take the bus all the way downtown to her doctor's office or as is the case of many women who object that the time taken to insert a diaphragm disrupts the flow of passionate lovemaking), then let her abstain from fucking. As opposed to the purely instinctive act that it is for rabbits, sex for human beings does and should include some cognitive responsibility. Conception is the possible natural outcome of intercourse roughly 33 1/3 per cent of the time. It should not be the responsibility of the government to protect citizens from the natural but unwanted consequences of a willingly undertaken act because the agent of this act has failed to regard, or was ignorant of, its result. .. I support the ERA and the right ot choice regarding abortion for American women. But to paraphrase a statement made by one of the justices after the ruling on the Hyde Amendment, the guarantee of the right to choose abortion is an entirely different matter from the economic guarantee that it be made available to all American women. Let us rather direct those tax funds to the immediate and required use of better sex education for both juveniles and adults, thereby returning to American individuals their rightful human responsibility for their own choices and actions and the self-respect and dignity which accompanies assumption of this responsibility. A- voiding pregnancy is a responsibility which absolutely precedes the question of what to do about an unwanted one. Let us finally put our attention there, where it belongs... I would suggest that your editors take a little more time to examine those gray areas that lie between the black and white sides of every issue, feminist ones included. It would improve your credibility and expand your readership to those whom you could really hope to influence, beyond that pool of yea- saying readers who already agree and know in advance that they will agree with everything you say. QUEALY LEWIS interesting and touching. I enjoyed reading accounts of his life and accomplishments through the eyes of people that had been associated with him in different ways. Highlighting an artist who has contributed so much to our community and to the area of filmmaking is most appropriate for a newspaper offering alternative news. BETSY BALDWIN Janice Blue's piece in the July/August issue of Breakthrough ("Blue Period - a marriage, a divorce, a renewed friendship and death") comes very close to me and I thank and commend her on that. Her "sorting" is sensitive and helpful. I count James Blue as one of the real "teachers" I've had in my lifetime. As a teacher and filmmaker myself, I wrangled with James and found myself clinging to my all-too-tenacious and provinical world views. James left no premise unexamined, no hypothesis untested, no conclusion unsupported. In describing him to others, I found myself telling them that he was someone who would never take the easy course. I don't believe he ever did an easy piece of work with cleanly packaged conclusions. The integrity of each and every inquiry, combined with James' unceasing curiosity made learning the sort of hard work that you feel good after. In addition to all that I learned from James and his work, I learned a quality of approach that is much akin to the Greek concept of arete; I learned courage, rigor, and integrity. I owe a great debt to the future... BOB DEVINE Antioch College Yellow Springs, OH Thank you to Janice Blue for sharing her relationship with James Blue. The balanced tone of her article was a most appropriate tribute to one so humanistic... OUIDADEAN Nacogdoches The current issue of Breakthrough is one ot your finest! Of course, I enjoyed the cover story on Dick Murray ("The Wizard of Odds"), having had his prognostications during my campaign. Janice Blue's story about her life with James Blue was inspiring and heartwarming. The other stories were also a tribute to him. ("A Farewell" by Gerald O'Grady and "Houston Legacy" an interview with Ed Hugetz by Missy Hauge.) James had met with me and three others during the campaign and showed us a four or five hour program of film, including Fourth Ward and The Invisible City. It was a rare opportunity and gave me many insights. His loss not only affects our community but he will be missed by all who have come in contact with him and his work. ELEANOR TINSLEY Council Member at Large I thought your series of articles on James Blue (Breakthrough July/August 1980) to be very Janice Blue responds: Writing my story on James Blue took me through 12 years of our relationship and hundreds of pages before I woke up one morning and typed my final draft. The process was both painful and joyful and helped me reach an inner peace. I am grateful for Breakthrough and especially to my colleague and dear friend, Gabrielle Cosgriff, whose sensitive editing polished my words and thoughts. And thank you, too, to Morris Edelson for his encouragement to begin this task and to Jim Asker and Chandler Davidson for reading the final draft before its publication. Sharing something so personal was a risky undertaking. But your letters - well over a hundred of them - touched me deeply. Thank you for your beautiful tributes to James. I shared many of them with his parents and mine. HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH