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Title Broadside, Vol. 6, No. 8, August 1975
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date August 1975
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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  • National Organization for Women
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript Male rookies are usually assigned to Radio Patrol duty. Women have never been assigned to Radio Patrol, nor to several other jobs reserved for men. Initially, women were given assignments in the Juvenile Division or at the Women's Jail. When larger numbers of women began entering the Department, male officers with seniority were "bumped" from desk jobs and sent back out on Radio Patrol to make room for the women. This was a serious administrative error. It not only denied the women access to all job assignments within the Department, it resulted in some perfectly understandable feelings of frustration and hostility from the men. Unfortunately, the frustration and hostility were misdirected toward the women. It was a perfect opportunity for the Houston Police Department to throw out its antiquated (and illegal) policies and begin to give women the same job assignments given to men. Instead, they chose the worst possible course of action and instituted the new height and agility requirements, thereby cutting the entrance of women into the Department to almost zero. Eliminate the women and you eliminate the problem. The Houston Police Department is aware that other major cities in this country have thrown out policies that discriminate against women. They are also aware that women officers in other major cities have performed admirably in all areas of law enforcement on an equal basis with men. They should also be aware that cities attempting to retain discriminatory policies toward women have been soundly censured by the courts. Nevertheless, we see no indication that the Houston Police Department will voluntarily stop discriminating against women. It is for this reason that we have taken action. Our action is already beginning to bear fruit. The Treasury Department has acknowledged receipt of our complaint and will soon notify us of the course of action they intend to follow. The Director of the Office of Civil Rights Compliance for LEAA has notified us that our complaint has been given a docket number and that we will soon be visited by one of their investigators. It appears that the Justice Department will thus move quite rapidly. If you would like to participate in any way in our action to end this discrimination please contact us. Also, if you or any of your friends have been denied the right to apply for employment with the Houston Police Department because of your height or because you were unable to pass the agility test, please contact us. If you have other knowledge of specific instances of sex discrimination by the Houston Police Department we need to know about it. The Houston Police Department should obey the law. 4