September 1 972
One of the effects of the growing
Revolution has been the emergence of
a number of women's movement publications. Some are angry and some
are humorous, but each is important.
THE SECOND WAVE:A MAGAZINE OF THE
NEW FEMINISM. Recent articles
included an interview with Anias Nin,
a report of a strike by waitresses
and a debate on prostitution and the
law. Published quarterly, $3. Box
303, Kenmore Square Station, Boston,
SHAMELESS HUSSY REVIEW. A collection of poetry and drawings by
women, edited and printed by Alta.
Published annually, 75 cents.
Box 424, San Lorenzo, Calif.
W0MEN(A JOURNAL OF LIBERATION).
A recent issue contained articles
on Chicago women's liberation,
women in law, poetry, short stories,
and a bibliography. Published
quarterly, $4. 3028 Greenmount Ave.,
WOMEN'S RIGHTS LAW REPORTER.
Articles on women in prison, women
lawyers, book reviews and case
summaries. Published bimonthly,
$12. 119 Fifth Ave., New York,
CHANGE: A WORKING WOMAN'S NEWSPAPER. Articles in a recent
issue covered International
Women's Day, an oppressive
radio station and an employe's
adviser. Published eight to ten
times a year, $2. 968 Valencia
St., San Francisco, Calif., 94110.
THE FEMINIST VOICE. A recent
issue contained articles on women
and their bodies, a lesson in
plumbing and a news column. Published monthly, $3. Box 11144,
227 E. Ontario, Chicago, 111.
WOMANKIND. Articles on childbirth,
women in health and medicine, legal
rights and fix-it. Published monthly,
$4. Chicago Women's Liberation Union,
852 W. Belmont, Chicago, 111.,60611.
WOMEN'S PRESS. Articles in a recent
issue were on the Myth of Feminity,
women and health, women and politics
and prostitution. Published monthly,
$3. 119 E. Broadway #210, Eugene,
EQUAL PAY ACT
It has often been reported that
the feminist movement was once
treated as a major joke in the
boradrooms of corporate America.
The time for "hilarity" has passed
and companies across the country
are finding that they're going to
have to come to grips quickly with
demands for women's equality on
pain of substantial financial
The prime mover behind this
acceleration is the federal government. Since the enactment of the
Equal Pay Act in 1963 (an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards
Act of 1938), almost $42 million
in underpayments have been found
owing to 102,000 employees—mostly
women. (The act, although excluding
administrative, professional and
executive employees, requires that
men and women receive equal pay for
equal work. Under the act, the
Labor Department or individuals can
file court suits to seek redress for
alleged pay discriminations.)
One of the largest cases under the
act involved Wheaton Glass Company
in Millville, N.J., which has paid
more than $901,000 in back salaries
and interest to women employees.
The case was brought to court by the
Labor Department when the women
claimed they'd been paid less than
men for similar work.
Last February the Labor Department
won a judgement in U.S. District
Court against Pacific Telephone &
Telegraph Company. The company was
penalized $450,000 in back pay and
interest to women employees found
eligible under the Equal Pay Act.
The most recent sex-discrimination
cases have resulted in court decisions
which have assessed the companies
involved back pay plus 6 percent
Starting with the next issue
the Broadside will publish paid
advertisements. Business ads
will be sold by page percentage,
the smallest being 1/9 th for
$5.00. Help wanted ads will
also be accepted at $2.00 per
five lines. For more information contact Geny McConnell at
481-3601. NOW members wishing
to join the Broadside business
staff should call Susan Hedding.
know that in
tern of book classifi
Women" are in
For the past nine weeks, ten Houston
NOW members have participated in an
experimental radical therapy group.
Dr. Marlyne Kilbey, experimental
psychologist, conducted the meetings
which focused on channeling hostility
into productive, goal setting behavior. Group members were heterogeneous in terms of employment,
education and marital status. However
each member shared the common goal of
wanting to direct her anger toward
accomplishing specific goals.
Many problems of group members
centered around employment and past
or present marriages. Participants
were very honest in expressing personal fears and disappointments as
well as successes, and often became
quite blunt in attempting to help
another member work through her
Dr. Kilbey did not present herself
as a problem solver, but only as
another group member with her own
concerns. She allowed each member
to work out individual solutions
with the help of the group.
There were few lapses in conversation as group members competed
to bring their thoughts and
ideas before the group. Meetings
that were originally planned to
last two hours spilled into four.
Several men were allowed to
attend the final sessions. Each
expressed opinions which were
clarified only after lengthy and
often heated debates by the group.
The group culminated with a final
session lasting an entire weekend,
during which time the group participated in round-the-clock discussion.
Group members stated they found
the sessions stimulating, enlightening, useful and enjoyable. One
member felt long hours of expensive
individual therapy did not have the
effect of the past nine weeks of
radical therapy in helping reach a
Those interested in participating
in a second radical therapy group
should contact Helen Copitka,
educational psychologist, who will
lead the group. For more information
call Helen, 681-3482.