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Pointblank Times, Vol. 3, No. 3, May 1977 - Page 15. May 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1393/show/1388.

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Title Pointblank Times, Vol. 3, No. 3, May 1977
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Date May 1977
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  • Feminism
  • Lesbians
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Transcript continued from page 15 By the same token, we were able to identify community support for women's rights -- it was extremely heartening to find ourselves united with such diverse groups as the American Civil Liberties Union, Church Women United, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the League of Women Voters, the Montrose Democrats and the Young Women's Christian Association, to name a few We learned that Houston has a strong mayor who was willing to take a stand for us. And those of us who had never kept track of who was on City Council learned the faces and the attitudes which accompanied those names on the ballot. Johnny Goyen supported the office of Women's Advocate, making it clear, however, that his decision was based more on a spirit of cooperation with the mayor than on feminist principles or enthusiasm for Nikki Van Hightower. Judson Robinson also supported the office, making somewhat predictable statements on his sympathy for the oppression which both women and Blacks are suffering. Mann, Mancuso, McKaskle and Macey were solidly united in their opposition of both Van Hightower and the mayor. Westmoreland and Ford swung with them. As a group, these six men revealed themselves as singularly unaware of Nikki Van Hightower's job or her performance. Council members apparently reacted hostilely to minor activities of Van Hightower's which the media had picked up on, such as her memo to department heads requesting that they not brag to female employees about being "male chauvinist pigs," and either didn't know or didn't care about her track record in seeking and finding solutions for women's problems related to employment, credit, marriage, divorce, domestic violence and child care. Several Council members denied the need for a Women's Advocate. It became clear that their interpretation of the Advocate's role was very different from Hofheinz's and Van Hightower's. Most of them were willing to concede at best a token position to be occupied by someone who filled out civil service forms about the most obvious forms of sex discrimination and otherwise kept her mouth shut. The mayor, meanwhile, had encouraged Dr. Van Hightower to act as a liaison with women's groups in the community, to publicize women's issues and in general to seek to raise the consciousness in city government regarding women's rights. Battle lines were drawn during this controversy. Women chanted "We'll remember in November!" at the all-night vigil held at City Pointblank Times