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Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-19 - Page 15. November 19, 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 29, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/6372/show/6350.

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Title Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-19
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date November 19, 1977
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Transcript Women Study Women By Charol Shakeshaft Education for women has come considerable lengths since the 19th century when it was held that "all that a woman needs to know is how to read the New Testament and to spin and weave for her family." Nevertheless, women's educational progress has not been made without considerable opposition; and always there has been a set of educational rules, standards and curricula for men and another for women. However, one aspect of male and female education has been consistently identical, both men and women have studied the male experience. "Research on women is missing in the disciplines; and because the systematic scholarly study of women has not been fostered, there is no accurate presentation of the female experience," said Catherine Stimpson, a Barnard College professor who edits Signs, a scholarly journal in the field of women's studies. "This absence of substantive information has undermined the accuracy of generalizations about human culture derived from traditional scholarship," Stimpson emphasized. In the last decade, however, some women have become very vocal in asking that a reasonable part of their education be about women and that programs be designed to foster knowledge of women. They have demanded majors and degrees in the study of women and society. It was out of these demands, eight years ago, that women's studies as a discipline was born. Since then, women's studies has been one of the fastest growing areas in higher education. Over 300 colleges and universities offer in excess of 5500 courses in women's studies. Of those, more than 100 colleges and universities now offer majors or minors in the field, at least 15 offer master's degrees and three have Ph.D. programs. Although women's studies owes its existence to the movement for the liberation of women, the feminist philosophy upon which women's studies rests speaks for interests beyond those of the second sex. "Women's studies, diverse as its components are, has shared a vision of a world free not only from sexism but also from racism, class bias, ageism, heterosexual bias and all ideologies and institutions that have consciously or unconsciously oppressed and exploited some for the advantage of others," said Dr. Barbara Hillyer Davis, director of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma and treasurer of the National Women's Studies Association. Women's studies can include anything from the writings of Emily Dickinson to oral histories of pioneer women in Texas. Rape and abortion issues are discussed, and the studies also include such subjects as the difficulties of operating women's health clinics, efforts to make women feel more comfortable with mathematics, and help with acquiring the skills and confidence to compete for jobs as executives. "Women's studies is not confined to higher education," said Florence Howe, editor of the Women's Studies Newsletter and a leader in the field. "High school, junior high and elementary teachers throughout the country are offering classes in women's studies and integrating present curriculums with mini- semesters on women's issues." "Women's studies is an exciting discovery process," said Patricia Palmier, Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. "I am continually uncovering information on the female experience or on an historic woman that has never before been officially recorded. History has overlooked half of the human existence." To give women's studies some national direction and coordination and to unify and strengthen the programs, more than 500 women met in San Francisco in January and formed the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA). NWSA is a professional, academic organization similar to the Modern Language Association, or the American Psychological Association, but with some im- portant differences. The discipline is, of course, women's studies, and the member- ship draws upon a much larger base than most professional organizations. "The uniqueness of women's studies has been its refusal to accept sterile divisions between academia and community, between the growth of the mind and the health of the body, between intellect and passion, between the individual and her society," said Howe. And so the members of the NWSA are not only staid full professors from prestigious universities, but elementary and secondary teachers, secretaries, staff members of community women's centers, students, women working in prisons and independent researchers Besides providing a professional, academic organization for those teaching and researching women's issues, the NWSA has established a national communication network through the Women's Studies Newsletter, the journal for the association. NWSA expects to encourage the development of a network for distributing information on women's studies and to cooperate closely with women's projects in the communities. "Compared with the number of colleges and universities in the country, the number of women's studies programs that are recognized and budgeted is small," said Blanche Hersh, coordinator of women's studies at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. "But for every existing program," Professor Hersh continued, "there are 20 edging toward formation. One of the most exciting things about the NWSA is that it will accelerate the process." Twelve regional women's studies organizations were also begun and 10 are publishing newsletters. For membership information on the NWSA, write Barbara Hillyer Davis, Treasurer, National Women's Studies Association, Women's Studies Programs, University of Oklahoma, Nor- man, Oklahoma 73069. last year for every 30C earned by a woman business owner an other business owner made $100. n/e're here to make a difference NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS 2000 P St., NW Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 338-8966 For Houston Chapter Information Calh 524-8284 Ask more of yourself. Learn Computer Technology. Make life give you what you want. Get the training that can get you started toward a career in Computer Technology. But first, learn how many of our graduates we helped place in their first job. 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