Pats and Pans
His Royal Highness has a low opinion of
feminists. Prince Charles, heir to the British
throne, says they are "idiotic." In an interview
with Good Housekeeping, the Prince wailed,
"Those idiotic women who go around telling all
the other women to think the way they
do— -basically, I think, because they want to be
men—are, to my mind, totally wrong."
PANfry the Prince. In Texas we'd make a
"Hamburger" out of you.
Anchors away! Come September, Barbara
Walter'scashwill be flowing from ABC where she
will co—anchor the evening news with Harry
Reasoner. PAT Walters her $1
million-a year contract makes her the highest
paid person in television and gives her a vertical
hold on the network.
Hand the dustPAN to the director of social
services of the Belgian Health Department who
blames the women's movement for the increase
in the vermin's movement in Belgian homes.
He claims that since more women are working
outside the home, housework is being neglected.
Let's exterminate this unhealthy attitude.
The sexist "humor" of KULF's morning radio
DJ Dan Lucas is extremely PANful. Take his
story about an auto race in Mexico. The one
female contestant, Kitty Plenty, was doing all
right until a male competitor "shoved a potato up
her tailpipe" thus exploding her green bus.
Kitty, however, was a good sport and "received"
one of the men from the race as a consolation
prize. PAN Dan for also including Kay, the traffic
reporter, in his degrading treatment of women,
explaining how Kay had changed her name to
"Watergate"because "she had always wanted to
be uncovered by Robert Redford."PAT to Karen
Coffey for writing her objection of Lucas to
KULF and its advertisers. (Don't forget the
PAT KPFT Pacifica Radio for broadcasting
seven hours of live hearings on the Karen Silkwood case (see page 1). The hearings originated
in the House Small Business Subcommittee on
Energy and Environment meeting rooms and
was carried by National Public Radio.
A Ku Klux PAN to the Louisiana Klan for window
dressing its bigotry with a woman manniquin
wearing an ultra—feminine gown and hooded
veil. Women of Baton Rouge, get on the stick!
Decry a bridal image of a bridled image in the
Klan headquarters. Short—sheet those
rallies and erase this trace of race disgrace.
An appeals court inMulhouse , France ruled that
"hitchhiking was a mitigating circumstance"
in reducing the sentence of a convicted rapist
from 4 to 2 years. The man raped the hitchhiker
after stopping his car in a wooded area and
claiming engine trouble. The workings of this
French appeals court are seriously "en PANne."
PAT the Prof. Dr. J. Leslie McCary, UH
professor and clinical psychologist, claims that
marriages have been made more healthy by the
current feminist movement. In a Daily Cougar
interview McCary said, "Marriage once
represented a master—serf relationship, but
attitudes about marital relationships are different today." He characterized his early years
in counseling as a period when he had a "Daniel
Boone" complex. "I thought women needed
protection. Those days are gone. There's more
equality now." McCary said women can give
more to a relationship as they develop a fuller
life. Any man in his right mind would want hisi
wife to be as fulfilled as possible."
Lynn Ashby had better stay out of 2 Country
for a while. In "Truth on Tube" (April 6) the
Post satirist really did a number on Big 2's 10
o'clock news program. In fact, he left no Stone
unturned. He had a White House reporter
"freezing (his) network off trying to look like
(he knows) what's going onjinside..." and
admitting that when he quotes "authoratative
sources" he's referring to the guys he drinks
with at the local bar. Back "on the (local)
scene"he scripted the running dialogue
between anchor-Stone and weather-or-not-
reporter-Johnson that always seems to begin
with "Hey, that's a nifty tie you have on,
Doug," and which always seems to be
followed by. "heeheeheeheeheeheehee." Ash-
by got "ole' blue eyes," the sportscaster, to
finally admit that "nothing much happened in
sports today...but I've got five minutes to pad
before the next commercial... so here are some
scores—5-2, 3-1, 9-5, 8-4." And, he even got in
the final "final funny note" with Stone saying,
"we always try to end with some comment
whereby we can all laugh when the show
closes." While we Post a PAT to Ashby at his
best, we remind other stations not to be too
quick to cast the first stone...
And, what about that PANoramic view of
cleavage on Texas Monthly's cover
illustration (May 1976)? Can you imagine
them illustrating an exaggerated crotch shot-
just for fun? We think someone there has a
BIG breast fixation!
A. U.S. district judge has ruled that the federal
sex discrimination laws protecting workers do
apply in a case in which a woman claimed
retaliation being fired for having
refused the sexual advances of her employer.
Apparently this is the first such decision; other
judges have ruled that such cases are not
covered by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. PAT
Judge Charles R. Richey.
Shell Oil gets the PATroleum award this
month for an excellent article, "Whatever
Happened to the Tomato," which appeared
in its in-house publication Shell News
recently. It examines Shell's equal employment opportunity policy through interviews with 12 of Shell's career
businesswoomen who speak frankly and
openly about their struggles and accomplishments. It is not just a PR piece on the
company and we PAT Gaynell Adams, the
first woman associate editor of Shell News,
public relations staff writer De'bbie Berdelle
for researching the article and Thomas
Winfield, editor of Shell News, for writing it.
PAN the Royal Coach Inn for their 1520 A.D.
Theatre Restaurant's ad invitation to "come out
and pelt the villians and pinch the wenches" (i.e.
waitresses) .Off with their heads if that's where
they're at! And PAN the local papers for
carrying this ad month-after-month
Newsflash to Channel 13's Frank Agraz and
David Glodt. A reporter is a reporter is a
reporter. In stories on a recent Presidential
press conference and breaking news, they have
shown a PANchant for referring to reporters as
"newsmen." What's wrong with "reporter"?
PAT Sharon Davis whose MA research is
focusing on the relationship between attitudes
towards feminism and career aspirations.
PAN John Holland and the Consulting
Psychological Press of Palo Alto, California.
Vocational Preference Inventory, the standardized test available for Sharon's research
into woman and feminism maintains the use
of such job descriptions as fireman, draft-
man, salesman, foreman, (ad nauseum).
In the United States,Cycling Federation's
rules, it says: "Veterans, senior women and
junior men may have the option of riding in
senior men races...senior women riders may
ride with senior men ONLY if there is no senior
women's race on the program. "PANt. PANt.
PAT Diane Ainsworth of Southern Floral Co. for
rendering aid to the driver of Breakthrough's
out—of-gas truck one April day in rush hour
traffic. Another case of feminist—support-
RePANel the billboards enlisting combative
support for the cookie sales promotions of the
Girl Scouts of America through the menacing
slogan: "It's hard to Say No to a Green Beret"
Girls, scout around for a more humanistic
PATie Cakes for Dr. Bobbie Ann Mason for
writing "The Girl Sleuth" a book of literary
criticism of series books for girls, such as
Nancy Drew, The Bobsey twins
and Judy Bolton books. After
publishing her first book on Nabokov's Ada, she
decided to return to her favorite childhood
stories of daring independent girls to consider
their effect on her own feminist feelings.
A PANdemonium broke out on two separate
occasions when two women reporters—in the
line of duty—tried to interview County
Treasurer Hartsell Gray. On April 26 Sandra
Feldman of KTRH-Radio wanted to get
a statement from Gray about a written report
he submitted to HISD. She first followed and
then ran after him into the parking lot when it
became obvious Gray was avoiding her
questioning him. when she asked,
"Why am I having to chase you?"he replied,
"Apparently, you find me so attractive, you
can't resist me." It was obvious Feld-
man,carrying her recorder and microphone,
was a reporter. Two days later after Gray
made an appearance before city council
Carole Kneeland, KPRC-TV's City Hall
reporter asked the county treasurer, "Some
people at the county say you are way behind in
your county duties. How do you justify coming
to the city" telling them how to run their
affairs. With cameras rolling Gray first said,
"I can't." Then, he blew up at Kneeland accusing her of being put up to do this by Mayor
Hofheinz in order to "gut (him) politically."
When she denied that accusation, he called
her a "liar" and hit her microphone and
shoved her out of the elevator door they were
A peppermint PATtie for Nancy Harvey Steorts,
the Agriculture Department's Special Assistant
for Consumer Affairs for proposing a system of
"portion control" for restaurants to adopt.
According to her system, there would be different sized servings of the same dish, the
smaller the cheaper.
The ILGWU (International Ladies' Garment
Workers Union) has the advertising market
all sewn up. They are spending over $1 million
to bring the ILGWU name and label before the
public. The emphasis is on the human
element, in a move to counteract the negative
image of large unions that many people hold.
All the participants in the radio and TV ads
are members of the union which is 80 percent
female and which was founded in 1900 by 111
cloakmakers meeting in a hall on New York,s
East Side. PAT the union for its positive
portrayal of working women .