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Title Broadside, Vol. 4, No. 7, July 1973
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Date July 1973
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Transcript July 1973 BROADSIDE Page 6 HEALTH FORUM by wendy meyer A New Zealand ob-gyn team, Drs. K. Jean and R. John Lannane, writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that their colleagues may be showing sexual prejudice in concluding that dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain), nausea of pregnancy, pain in labor and infantile colic are caused or aggravated by psychogenic factors. Citing "unscientific" statements from ob-gyn texts such as "the pain is always secondary to an emotional problem: and "very little can be done for the patient who prefers to use menstrual symptoms as a monthly refuge from responsibility and effort," the Lannanes note that "there is no valid basis for this attitude" which is "damaging to the patient in many ways though possibly convenient for the doctor." In interviews with a number of gynecologists including Dr. Evalyn Gendel and Dr. Edward stim (both look favorably upon women's other self-help efforts) opinion was unanimously against repeated menstrual extraction for convenience--that is, to rid of the menses, not to rid of a pregnancy (see 1973 BROADSIDE). Said Dr. Gendel "I don't think a woman is helping herself anytime by introducing a foreign object into the uterus!" Gendel worries not only about the possibilities of infection but about the unknown long term consequences of repeated menstrual extractions. WOMAN POWER JOB BUREAU Houston NOW will officially have an employment placement service. The service will be called "Woman- power". The name was taken from the public service ads to be distributed to the local media by the FCC task force. The theme of the ads is "Womanpower. It's much too good to waste." Karen and Rose Walker, who responded to the ad in the June Broadside, will head the Womanpower project. Their first step will be to collect resumes from women needing jobs and women who would like a better position (who wouldn't?). Womanpower will specialize in jobs not traditionally held by women. Information on sources of jobs and training will be available as well as referrals to specific openings, tractions. Federal contractors will be re- quested to notify NOW of openings as part of their affirmative action programs. Other employers will also be encouraged to use the service to their own benefit. Anyone interested in helping with Womanpower should contact Rose or Karen at 524-0956. Resumes should be sent to Womanpower, c/o Rose & Karen Walker, 1512 Bonnie Brae, Houston 77006 Womanpower. It's much to good to waste. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR I am wri ting to let the editor know that not all members of NOW react to opposing views with the same narrow- minded pettiness which characterized the letter from Betty Barnes in the last issue. By "narrowminded pettiness" I do not refer to her economic phy- losophy (though one might reasonably suppose so) but rather to her opinion that articles such as the off our backs re- preint have no place in the NOW newsletter. I too am a member and a subscriber, and I certainly have talked to other members who, while perhaps disagreeing with the article's views, object more to the idea that we should simply censor these criticisms out of our field of vision. How ironic that by far the most convincing evidence to support the Radicals' ("so- called") contentions about NOW's limitations should come from a NOW member herself- after seeing her letter I was moved to read the entire issue of off our backs from which the article was excerpted, and it seemed much more lucid an argument that before. Perhaps Ms. Barnes has forgotten that free speech is essential to any open society and that we will never realize equality of opportunity or establish the right to choose our own style of life if we refuse to consider contrasting opinions. I would hope that the BROADSIDE will serve as a point of access to any information pertinent to our goals and I believe the views other women have of our efforts are most relevant to our continued struggle for change. I am glad to see feedback from the radical feminists and glad also to see where some members of NOW really stand on these issues, but both viewpoints have the right to be heard in the BROADSIDE -- and that is the most important point of all. PAT POWELL P.S. In closing, I would like also to remind Ms. Barnes that "good taste is the last refuge of the wi tless." in Womanpower should contact Rose or Karen at 524-0956. Resumes should be sent to Womanpower, c/o Rose & Karen Walker, 1512 Bonnie Brae, Houston 77006. Womanpower. It's much to good to waste. THANK YOU. MARLYNE KILBEY for donating $200 she received for making a speech at LSU. JEANNE NECAISE for donating the telephone answering service to the Women's Center. CHRIS FEAHR for building steps at the Women's Center. DR. CHRISTINE BRANNAN for don- nating the refrigerator for the Women's Center. JAN DILBECK for donating the stereo for the Women's Center.