WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON FAMILIES
Members of BANOW testified at the Houston
hearing on February 22-23. Twiss Butler
criticized the traditional patriarchal
family. Jeanne Saletan spoke on Homemakers
Rights. Rema Lou Brown also spoke.
It is especially important that _
the feminist point of view on the family
be represented because of an organized
right wing takeover. You can still be
effective by submitting written testimony
Governor William Clements, Jr.
Austin, Texas 78711
Express yourself on problems faced by
American families and their possible solu^
tions. Suggestions: ERA, child care,
single parent households, education,
employment, housing, ABORTION RIGHTS.
Include a request that the governor appoint
you as one of 53 delegates to national
conference or take your chances in lottery
for 25 additional delegate places or do
both! Coupon below.
BANOW MEMBERS HAD LETTERS PUBLISHED
IN HOUSTON NEWSPAPERS IN FEBRUARY
It am interested in representing Texas as a delegate to
'the White House Conference on Families in Los Angeles,
*tFuly 10-12, 1980. I understand that my transportation
Zand accommodationexpenses will be paid. (There will be
Jfi5 names drawn by officers of the Texas^ Bank from
4 fie turn to: Texas Bank
P.O. Box 1328
Austin, TX 78767
If your name is drawn
you will be contacted
by March 31.
■ Hard to do
George Romney (Post Jan. 12) asks, "What greater
or, higher calling can there be than to bear life inside
yeu and give it nurturing and training?"
..I.. . . answer: PROVIDING for that precious life,
that child, when two parents' incomes are needed to
purchase necessities and education for their offspring,
or PROVIDING the sole support of your children when
Jrtfii are a single parent.
!" in either case, it is hard to do when women still earn
about 60 cents fdr every dollar earned by met*.
"Yes, we do need an ERA for economic reasons.
^": Sandra V. Anderm
fofcfcaura Lane, League City, Texas 77573
Eveni the G»%med London Times j*'London Times
bids 'Ms/ goddfeye, good riddance/' %st Jan. 30) is
subject to prejudices and blind spots. The Times has
completely rafi&^d the point on 'Hto.,*'-Which was coin-
ed as a polite form of address for all women comparably to "Mr/'for all men. - ~
"Ms." is neutral on marital status,
know if a man is single or married in c
to treat him on the job or in most
jtatafc is irrelevant. Whe%
I if ate tfimrried, please ask her ji
ask a mm
"Ms. " has the advantage of making
munication simple and it is easily "
nounce it more like "Miss" than
strange today wUl fall comfortably vnto our languagt
tomorrow if you try using it with eonvlctteiu
18307 Anne Drive, Houston, Texas 77058
Write to Sound-Off, The Houston Post, Houston,
Texas 77*1. Sign y<pr letter and list your home address
and daytime ieiegfcMii Matter. And please keep It
don't need to
to know how
S*|0 need to
first paragraph of letter on draft by Twiss Butler which was omitted
from publication when appeared in Houston Chronicle:
Phyllis Schlaflyfs guilty secret is out at last. Even
without the ERA, U.S.women have always been subject to the
draft—aswell as to all other obligations of male citizens
such as paying taxes and obeying the law. The big difference, however, is that except for the right to vote women
are deprived of all the civil rights that the constitution
guarantees to men, including equal protection of the law.
If women have not previously been summoned for military service, the main reason is the reluctance of federal and state
It will be a msk decision
From Twiss Butler, 18507 Point Lookout
Final ratification of the Equal Rights
Amendment has been blocked by a total
of six legislators in three states. Similarly, decisions regarding registering and
drafting women, as well as sending them
into combat, will in the end be made by a
few male leaders according to their per-
legislators to publicly confront this constitutional inequity mention their
and correct it. Women's automatic exemption from the draft alleged "physiological and psycholcgi-
was part of the "protective" smokescreen long used to con- cal* capabilities, will have nothing
ceal refusal to allow women their civil rights.whatever to do with these decisions.