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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 10, [No. 3], March 1982
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Date March 1982
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Transcript Just in case you think "we've come a long way, baby," take a look at these statistics from the census bureau. These figures show that the gap in women's and men's sal- aries is almost as wide today as it was in 1967. We have a long, long way to go, and we will not get there without the W.A. We must continue the fight "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." Comparison of Median Earnings of year-Round Full-Time Workers, by Sex, 1956-1977 (Persons 14 years of age over) Year 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 Notes: For 1997-77, data including wages and salary income and earnings from self employment Column 3 = column 2 minus column 1. Column 1 = column 1 divided by column 2 Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau ot the Census: "Money Income of Families and Persons In the United State*," Current Population Reports, 1957 to 1977, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: riamtbook of Labor Statistics, 1977. Earnings LAUGH PARADE NO COMMENT by Bill Hoest "For a long time people never thought of me as outspoken. I was always 'nice,' never controversial....But ail through my life I've found that there are things that make me angry... I grew up in a Catholic home, but I found I could not accept the Church's stand on sex and birth control. I was a lifelong Republican, but after the 1980 Republican Convention in Detroit came out against a woman's right to choose abortion and against the ERA, I spoke out in support of the Democratic platform....This is a time when we must do something...." -Mary Tyler Moore, in a fund-raising letter for Planned Parenthood of New York City "You be the man ot the house while Daddy is away, Rodney... Don't let Mommy push you around!' Blundering judge Decision involving 'promiscuous' girl, age 5, attacker hits absurd low point By PATRICIA O'BRIEN Knight-Ridder Newspapers Judge William Reinecke of Grant County, Wis., isn't answering his phone these days. He's too busy trying to quiet cries of anger from parents in his rural southwest Wisconsin community who want him removed from the bench — all because of what he calls "an unfortunate choice of words" during a rape trial. The case has a familiar ring. A few years ago, another Wisconsin judge got into trouble while hearing a rape trial by sympathetically noting the teen-age boy accused of rape was only "reacting normally" to the siren calls of a sexually permissive society. People thought his concerns were badly misplaced, and that judge lost his job. Reinecke slipped while sentencing a strap: ping young farmer for rape last December. Instead of sending the man to prison, Reinecke scolded him lightly with a 90-day sentence and probation, saying the whole thing wasn't the defendant's fault, anyway. According to the judge, the rape victim was "an unusually sexually promiscuous young lady" who enticed the poor man's attentions by jumping on him in bed one morning. That certainly could be considered enticement. It could even be considered promiscuous — except for the fact that this particular young lady was 5 years old. The rapist lived with the child's mother, and apparently the youngster saw a lot of things happening in her house that most little girls don't see. Her mother was out of the house when the attack occurred. It wa$ a (ew days before a teacher realized the child was in pain and got help. Maybe Reinecke didn't think it was unusual for this little girl to have been sexually tumbled in bed by a man. But the school nurse who examined her did. Apparently, Reinecke's sympathies were affected strongly by the fact that the rapist is supposed to be somewhat mentally retarded — although apparently not retarded enough not to know he did something wrong. Initially the defendant tried to deny his guilt. According to court records, Reinecke would have let him walk out the door a free man if he hadn't done that. In other words, the farmer apparently was punished for lying — not for raping a 5-year- old child. Well, the farmer is now back working on his farm, and the little girl is safe with her father, still asking, "Why did he hurt me?" Reinecke should be busy biting his tongue. That isn't enough, according to Diane'Barton, leader of a group petitioning for Reinecke's recall. After she first read about the case, she went home and sat down and stared at her own 7-year-old daughter to try to figure out the judge's reasoning. "I watched my child," she said, "and I thought: There is no way, NO WAY." Apparently a lot of other people in the area feel the same. It has occurred to them that a 5-year-old child is a product of its environment. It has also occurred to them that this little girl might have been looking for attention and love — but not sex. Reinecke has won support from attorneys and other community members who feel his 14 years on the bench shouldn't be jeopardized because of one big flub. Maybe they're right. But at the same time, a little girl has been publicly branded as promiscuous. There are any number of ways children can lose in this world before they've even had a chance. Reinecke Just may have come up with one of the most tragically absurd.