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Title Broadside, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1973
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date March 1973
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Transcript March 1973 BROADSIDE Page 3 TASK FORCE REPORTS WOMEN IN POVERTY As part of NOW's 1973 Action Year Against Poverty, Houston NOW is currently forming a task force on Women in Poverty. Since nearly two-thirds of those living in poverty are women, this is clearly a "women's issue." Although goals will be determined by task force members, some of the priority issues include working to extend coverage of the Fair Labor Standards Act and work to obtain adequate child care facilities for the working poor. MARRIAGE & DIVORCE The month of March will also serve as the organizing period 1 for a new task force on marriage and divorce. Based on the work of a national NOW task force, members of this group will work to identify and eliminate sexism and attempt to establish a set of humanistic goals in marriage. The group will also work to assist persons suffering the effects of inequitable divorce laws. FCC Houston NOW is vitally interested in changing the image of women as portrayed through local television and radio. To this end, a Federal Communications Commission task force has been formed. Television and radio stations operate under broadcast licenses granted to them by the Federal Communications Commission for a three- year period. During that time, they are required -- under the provisions of the Federal Communications Act -- to operate in the public interest. At the end of the three years, when a license expires, stations must reapply to the FCC for license renewal. At this time, members of the viewing community may oppose the station's application for renewal. Texas FCC licenses expire in September, 1974 and the time for action is now. The FCC task force will work for more and better news coverage of women's and feminist issues; more programming aimed at the needs of women in the community; and the "nitwit" image of women in all programming balanced by other programs showing women as mature, independent, rational human beings. REPRODUCTION The Reproduction task force is currently in the process of organizing a series of educational lectures based on various aspects of female health care. The lectures will be based on a similiar series used in the book, "Our Bodies, Ourselves." Several area physicians have volunteered to assist in the series, along with women who have experienced many of the situations the series will involve. This course will be open to all concerned feminists and a small donation will be asked to cover expenses. Pregnancy counseling is offered as a continuing project of the Reproduction task force. Working in conjunction with the Clergymen's Council at the University of Houston, members of the task force are available to help in questions concerning problem pregnancies. FUND RAISING Members of the Fund raising task force are currently at work on the Feminist Film Festival to begin March 2 and continue each Friday evening until July 20. All films will be shown at the University of Houston Science and Research building, room 116. (See February, 1973 BROADSIDE for details.) All Houston NOW members are asked to try to sell sponsorships for the festival at $50 each to cover necessary expenses. CHILD CARE If you have a child in a day care facility in the city of Houston, the Child Care task force would like to know about it. Currently in the process of organization, the Child Care task force is attempting to maintain a file on existing child care facilities in Houston. The file will contain information as to location, price and quality of care. EDUCATION Durinq the month of February, members of the Education task force appeared at textbook hearings of the Houston Independent School District. Feminist speakers testified against sexism in Houston public schools and in textbooks up for adoption by HISD. Members of the Harris County Women's Political Caucus joined the task force in speaking against sexist texts. These concerned women were the only groups to speak against Houston textbooks. In addition to appearing at HISD hearings, members of the Education task force also staged a letter writing campaign to the textbook committees of 25 surrounding school districts to endorse the best of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade readers and secondary history texts. (The task force meeting date for March will be announced at the March business meeting.) Opposition to ERA in Texas Emerges Although the Texas legislature has ratified the Equal Legal Rights amendment, there is still the very real danger that the issue may be reconsidered. At this writing it has been learned that Rep. McAllister of Lubbock plans to place a letter before all Texas legislators asking that they reconsider their vote on ratification of the amendment. Although local political sources feel there is slight chance the necessary vote will pass, the fact this event has even occured shows clearly there is organized opposition to the ERA in the state of Texas. Once again, concerned feminists must take pen in hand and write! Every state legislator must know of our desire to pass this issue. The state Equal Legal Rights Amendment passed with a four to one majority. Make certain every legislator is aware of this great support of equal rights for women.