Sexists KO Future Champ
Jackie Fuller, 12, joined an amateur boxing club in South Oxney, Britain and quickly became one
of the club's most outstanding athletes. Club officials thought they had a champion in the making,
but just before a big match, it was learned that Jackie was a girl and it is illegal for girls to join fight
clubs in South Oxney.
EEOC Tightens Rules
On Job Discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has
strengthened its regulations on job discrimination against
women and has broadened the rules to include for the first
time employer policies on pregnancy and childbirth.
"Our whole standards have changed and I think it's about
time." stated William H. Brown in a recent New York Times
interview. "We've changed to meet the needs of the people."
The employment commission now states that denying a
woman a job because she is pregnant is, on its face, a
violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The commission also advised employers to treat
disabilities related to pregnancy, such as recovery from
childbirth, miscarriage and abortion the same as any other
temporary disability in terms of leave time, seniority,
reinstatement and insurance payments.
The commission's guidelines make it clear that the
policies and practices of employers, labor unions and
employment agencies might be held discriminatory under the
strengthened equal job opportunity law. The guidelines do
not carry the force of law, however, they are influential in
courts hearing job discrimination cases.
President Nixon has now signed a bill that gives the
agency power to sue employers and labor unions in Federal
courts when necessary to gain compliance.
The new guidelines will also have the function of
equalizing fringe benefits, which are defined to include
"medical, hospital, accident, life insurance and retirement
benefits, profit-sharing and bonus plans, leave, and other
terms, conditions and privileges of employment," by making
it an unlawful practice to discriminate between men and
Special attention will be given to the following:
Distinctions as to "head of household" or
"principal wage earner" status. Such status
confers greater benefits on men.
'Different benefits for spouses and families
of male and female employees, or benefits for
a spouse that are not provided to an employee
of same sex. (For example, wives of male
employees receiving maternity benefits while
female employees do not).
Pension or retirement plans having differentials
based on sex.
The commission has ruled that the following state laws
should not be used to the advantage of either sex:
Different working-age standards for minor males and
female,. Some states have a lower working age requirement
for minor males.
Special minimum wage, premium overtime, special rest
or meal periods.
According to Mr. Brown, an employer must provide the
-,ame privileges for both sexes, regardless of state law, and
cannot use these laws as an excuse to avoid providing such
benefits or to avoid employing women entirely.
WOMEN POLITICIANS ?
WOMEN DO NOT HME THE ABILITY
TO UNDERSTAND THE FlNANC/AL
CONFUSION, CORRUPTION, LAClc OF
leadership, political dishonesty,
4 evasion of issues involved in
Holding public office!
Old, Ugly Women Need Not Apply
Elaine Gordon of the National Organization for Women
has charged the Democratic party of recruiting sexpots to
serve as hostesses for the 1972 national convention to be
held in Miami Beach.
"We are deeply disturbed that age, physical
measurements and figures of women are the primary criteria
to be used for promoting the image of the Democratic
party," Elaine complained.
The charge was the result of the issuing of a hostess
recruiting brochure in Miami Beach which sought applicants
between 18 and 21 and asked them for their body
"We are looking for the young, wholesome type and not
the sex image type," replied Ted Cohen in denying the
charge. He said the age limit was imposed because the
hostess job is so demanding and measurements were needed,
to assure a proper uniform fit.