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Title Broadside, Vol. 3, No. 8, December 1972
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Date December 1972
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Transcript Page 4 BROADSIDE December 1972 MINUTES NO ONE IS LIBERATED IN A SEXIST SOCIETY" November 1 -- Parrish opened the meeting with a reminder for all members interested in attending the NOW National Conference to have their 1973 dues in by December 7. Only paid members will be allowed to vote at the convention. A resolution was suggested that the National Convention be discussed at the December meeting. Two additional resolutions were brought to the attention of the group so that they may be considered before a December vote. The first of these resolutions proposed that the next National Conference be held in Houston and that there should be guidelines for scheduling future National Conventions. The second resolution introduced the possibility of creating a national task force on Women Over 40. Suggestions and thoughts on these resolutions will be welcomed at the December business meeting. The National Conference of Jewish Women has formed a group known as "Justice for Juveniles" to investigate discrimination in detention centers, juvenile homes, etc. Contact Sandra Larner, 729-7623, if you are interested in working with this group. Parrish opened the program, titled "Favorite Comebacks to Most Often- Asked Questions," with a list of relevant employment facts: *In answer to the statement, "Women don't need to work," 35% of working women are single; 35% of the husbands of working women earn less than $7,000; and only 30% of working women are married to men making more than $7,000. Although more than 40% of the workers in the U. S. are women, 27% earn less than $5,000 (compared to 7% men), and only 2% earn over $11,000 (compared to 30% men). *Women stay on a job longer; 5.5 years for women as opposed to 5.4 for men. Helen Cassidy then spoke on ways to prepare yourself to speak on the subject of feminism and a means of defense when you are speaking to a group. Helen described her first speech, "I thought I needed stacks of notes, but I found that no one opposed to my point of view had a rational objection. You must remember, however, when you go to speak you must have a sense of humor. After all -- you are right, they are wrong." In answer to a question about bra burning, Helen suggests, "When we talk about freedom and equality, you talk about underwear. Any woman who burns her bra is crazy -- it's the only support we have." The most effective response to a hostile man in the audience is to remain polite and soon the women in the room will begin to turn on the man. The question, "But my wife runs me anyway," is best answered by reminding the man if his wife had a life of her own she would leave his alone. Helen states the best answer to the question, "Are you a liberated woman?" is to reply, "No one is liberated in a sexist society." Helen bases her belief in the movement on the fact that it is humanistic. "Our culture is based on the dual roles of dominance (male) and submissiveness (female). If we teach little boys to win in sports, then they will want to win in Vietnam. If they are told not to cry, they won't learn tenderness. "These stereotyped roles have warped our culture and we are all being rendered impotent by this society. Women have been impotent for years because of this. It is possible to share power without participating in the dominant/submissive death grip of our culture. The final question was, "Do you believe in women's liberation?" to which Helen replied, "Aren't I a woman?" Marlyne Kilby Ph.D. PSYCHOLOGIST announces the opening of an office for the practice of radical therapy for women. 664-2313 2211 Bellefontaine Houston, Texas 77025 NOW ACTIONS ACROSS COUNTRY FLORIDA Jacksonville NOW has incorporated a profit-making entity, Options, Inc., as "one attempt to meet the needs of funding services for women while at the same time creating employment and job training for women." Options, Inc. will feature a retail store for paperback books and handcrafted items, a NOW buisness office, a research and lending library, meeting rooms and a crafts workshop. Women will be taught how to make craft items in their own homes as well as in the workshop. About 25 people have agreed to purchase shares of stock at $25 per share, with NOW seeking more stockholders. NEW YORK The Feminist Sexuality Project of NOW is sponsoring a survey to discover women's real, but often unspoken preferences in relations to sex. The results will be publicized in order to give better definition to the feelings of women concerning sexual matters. To do this, the project is circulating a questionnaire (anonymously). For a copy, write to S. Hite, Feminist Sexuality Project --NOW, 28 East 56th Street, New York, New York 10022 Women Make Gains In Texas Legislature Harris County made political history by electing two women to the Texas Legislature. Senfronia Thompson, 33, a Democrat, and Kay Bailey, 29, a Republican, will serve in the House of Representatives. The only other woman from Harris County to serve in the legislature is Sen. Barbara Jordan who was elected representative for the newly created 18th Congressional District. Barbara is the first black woman from the south ever to be elected to the U. S. House of Representatives. Senfronia was unopposed for representative of District 89, and Kay, a lawyer and television personality, defeated her Democratic opponent, William Adair, in a race in District 90. One of the most exciting state legislative races was in Fort Worth where Republican Betty Andujar, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee upset Democratic Representative Mike Moncrief for a Senate seat. Other women in the Texas House of Representatives will include--Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas, Sarah Weddington of Austin and Chris Miller of Fort Worth.