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Title Broadside-Herizons Coalition, April 1981
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Date April 1981
Publisher National Organization for Women. Houston Chapter; Coalition of Greater Houston National Organization for Women Chapters
Description Broadside, Vol. 12, No. 4; Herizons, Vol. 6, No. 4
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Transcript April, 1981 BROADSIDE/HERIZONS Page Since the HLA passed, it quickly became accepted among men that women's bodies were not their own, anyway, and rape is quite common among the husbands who rape their wives when they come here to the reservation; the wives, naturally, oppose their confinement on the reservation, and are hardly in the mood for "lovemaking" when the men come around. Of course, raping one's wife has always been legal in most states anyway. Abortions are not permitted even in the case of rape, and we fear that the leniency with which rapists are being sentenced is paving the way for Hitler-like population engineering. What amazed me was that some WOMEN worked for the legislation that put us here. I guess they thought they would somehow be exempt. Now they are protesting as loudly as the rest of us. Schlafly's not here, of course; she can't bear children anymore, so now she's putting out government propaganda on the virtues of motherhood and how men must do their duty to the state and not let their sperm go to waste. She thought she'd get some big-time appointment under Reagan, but the big boys had never let her really play ball with them anyway, even when they were using her to the hilt to shaft the rest of us. And now she can't be elected to public office as she had hoped, because they've passed laws saying all elected officials must be men. Phyllis threatened to take that one to the Supreme Court herself, but when every lower court said the Constitution wasn't written to protect YOU, lady, she had to back off to save face, because she would have had to admit that only the ERA would have forced the Supreme Court to give women the protection of the U.S. Constitution. She even said, "Why, that means women never had a Constitution at all," but she quickly dropped that tack, realizing that in winning, she had lost even the ghost of a chance for herself; and now to survive, she's cranking out propaganda from the safety of her government-subsidized pedestal. By the time the HLA had been in effect a few years, it was pretty much accepted that women are just baby-making machines and servants, so they don't even educate girls anymore. I have to end this just now. It's getting on dusk, and soon they'll miss me in the barracks and start to search. I'm going to put this where hopefully it will enlighten someone some day. We never believed it could happen to us, and if it ever ends, I want someone to know that this was real. Women are back to the choices they have always faced when they find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy and are not allowed to choose abortion; motherhood, madness, or suicide. The branch of this old oak tree should bear my weight easily, though I'm some twenty-five pounds heavier than I was six months ago. I made the noose out of old diapers. By, Jan Stevens