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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 8, No. 2, February 1980
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Date February 1980
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Transcript When You Meet Lesbian hints for the Heterosexual Woman Do not run screaming from the room**This is rude-** If you must back away, do so slowly & with discretion** Do not assume she is attracted to you** Do not assume she is not attracted to you** Do not assume you are not attracted to her** Do not expect her to be as excited about meeting a heterosexual as you may be about meeting a lesbian ** She was probably raised with them** Do not immediately start talking about your boyfriend or husband in order to make it clear that you are straight ** She probably already knows** Do not tell her that it is sexist to prefer women ** that people are people are people & she should be able to love everybody ** Do not tell her that men are as oppressed by sexism as women & women should help men fight their oppression ** These are common fallacies & should be treated as such ** Do not ask her how she got this way (( Instead, ask yourself how you got that way ** Do not assume that she is dying to talk about being a lesbian ** Do not expect her to refrain from talking about being a lesbian ** Do not trivialize her experience by assuming it is a bedroom issue only ** She is a lesbian twenty-four hours a day ** Do not assume that beczuse she is a lesbian she wants to be treated liike a man ** Do not assume that her heart will leap with joy if you touch her arm (condescendingly? *8 flirtatiously? ** power-testingly?) ** It makes her angry ** If you are tempted to tell her she is taking the easy way out, Thing About That ** BRITISH DOCTORS OK A.L The British MedicaJ Association has advised doctors that it is not unethical to help lesbians have babies by artificial insemination. The Association's Central Ethical Committee was asked to make a decision on the matter after a London gynecologist disclosed that he had helped at least six lesbian couples to have children by this method. The statement left the question of artificial insemination entirely at the discretion of the doctor and patient. —Hersay A WIN... Kent County Ml lesbian mother Raelynn Smith won custody of her 4 year son Jayson when Judge George Cook wrote in his opinion, "Lesbianism was only one of several factors in deciding custody, it is rather the kind of care — true love, security, affection and counseling of discipline — thai are important Thus, if two female homosexuals can give that kind of care, it matters not that they are lesbian nor does it matter that the child is male or female/* Smith's ex-husband. Army Spc. 4 Stephen Smith, had based his case largely around Raelynn Smith's homosexuality. ...AND A LOSS, Sharon Hall has lost custody of her 4 year old daughter and 6 year old son becau£ in the opinion of the court, her lesbian lifestyle is not "within the purview of our modern concepts of morality." Hall' said she was disappointed but "prepared, because I know what these social norms are.*4 Her lawyer said he thought she lost because she was "too adamant" on the subject of her lesbianism. Hail is considering an appeal a *