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Transcript PRESIDENT'S CORNER February Program Meeting - Many thanks to (Gloria (C.E.) Sprinkle for hor very informative talk on Homemaker's Rights. There' was a lot of positive feedback and we were able to sign on five (5) new members to the Chapter Welcome to our new members and thanks to those who visited us for the first time. We hope to see all of you again soon. Greater Houston Council of NOW Chapters interviewed Mike Andrews, candidate for Congresislonal Representative from the new District 25, at their meeting February 23. He is very receptive and positive about our most important issues and open to further information and education on points on which we differ. No NOW Chapter or entity may officially endorse any political candidate, but Individuals may do volunteer work for any candidate of their choosing. Business Meeting - very small turnout short of a quorum so no official business could be legally boted on. If you wish to have a voice In Chapter activities, please attend the business meeting and give us your opinions. Try It, you might like it! It is much more fun than sitting home scratching a case of the hives. PRESENT - IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! - Message Brigade Alerts, So far, three Alerts have been mailed from National. If you signed up for the Brigade, you have received them; if you haven't, we've reproduced some of the sample messages we urgently request that you sent to key political figures. If you wish, you may adapt any of the wordlng to suit your own thoughts, but PLEASE write something to these people. YOU could make the dif- have any questions, call me. For what it's worth, Mengden's 'survey' results are out. The questions were sent only to conservative Republicans, so you can imagine the results. There were some interes- ting points, though. Call me if you are Interested. HOUSTON WOMEN TAKE BACK THE NIGHT has published a most informative newsletter that proposes to keep informed on the campaign against violence against women. Subscription rate is $6/year. Send check to HWTBTN, Houston Area Women's Center, 4 Chelsea Place, Houston, 77006. FUTURE - Bay Area NOW Program Meeting - Film and talk entitled "Straight Talk About Les- bians." Come and and bring a friend, leave your preconceived notions at the* door and come listen to stereotypes crashing to the floor. Very informative. Is anybody out there deputized to sign up and register new voters? It's simple, painless and free! Go to your nearest Courthouse and In five minutes, you are a Deputy. If any of you are already deputised, please let me know for my record. If you have any further questions about it, please call me. Houston Area Women's Center - March 6 - Media Images of Women - Workshop. Regis- tration $5 [viyabJx to HAWC, 4 Chelsea, Houston 77006. Keynote speaker Is Jean Quataert of UH/CLC with panelists, Alma Newsom, Tanis Parks, Wade Roberts, Nancy Fleming, Sandra bong and our own Jeanne Saletan. Call me for more information. Women's History Week Rally - March 7 - Hermann Park Pavilion, 12K - 6 p.m. Make this a family outing/picnic, have lots of fun and emphasize women's contribution to the history of the human race. Houston Festival - arch 20-21; 2?-28. We can take this opportunity to leaflet, Message Brigade and get petitions signed. Call me to volunteer your time. March 22 AN EVENT!! We don't know exactly what kind of event yet, but it will commemorate and of the passage of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment out of Congress, plus the kickoff of the last 100 days till June .30. Circle your calendar. March 29 - April 2 Women's Week at UH/CLC. More Informative timely sessions of for Information, r^ For Equality. Pat 488-3278 Page 2 Opinion The Daily Cougar Friday, January 29. 1962 Fraternity hijinks degrade women Kelley Griffin Those crazy fraternity guys are up to their hljinks again. What play on words they put together for • sign in ihr Univrrmy Center Arbor announcing a topless bar party. Plenty of Jugs. Ha. When the UH chapter of the National Organization of Women and Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPIRG) made the simple statement that "This insults Women" on a sign next to the aforementioned Lambda Chi Alpha agn.. those crazy frat guys got caught with then pants down instead of their tops off. Lambda Chi Alpha members called The Daily Cougar the night before publication of a picture that captured the two signs together. They wanted to see about "rectifying" the situation. They said that the photograph would be "derogatory" to their organization. Never mind that then original sign was derogatory to the women on this campus, and to the men who don't share the sophomoric humor of the fraternity Rectifrng the situation would mean rearranging the thinking of those Greeks and others whose sense of humor can't go beyond worn out gags that degrade anyone except themselves. Tony Esparza, one of the members who called, tried lo justify the poster by saying, "It was advertising " It's not clear to me whether he meant that the sign could be as sexist as his group wanted K to be as long as it was advertising, or whether he thought that if our staff would agree it was just advertising, we wouldn't run a news photograph of it. At any rate, it is clear that an ad can be offensive to women. One only has to look at com- mercials that portray women as befuddled shoppers who cannot select then own laundry detergent or underarm deodorant to recognize that fact or ads that show women in any number of damaging stereotypes — i.e. the woman in a beer commercial who serves only to make the beer- drinking men sigh long, blatant sighs. She doesn't give the viewer any additional information about the product. Lambda Chi Alpha members may feel embarrassed. ridiculous, immature; but. unfortunately they need not feel alone in their thoughtless perspective. As a black tie banquet at UH last week, honoring the people who have given over $11 million to the university, the master (fitting term here) of ceremonies was kind enough to identify the women who were, as he put it, making the head table so nice to look at. He used this ploy to introduce the wives at the table — as if adorning head tables is the moat important rose these women play in life. The list of examples could go on, and the occurrences probably will. While members of Lambda Chi complain that the picture which ran in The Cougar was bad press for them. I doubt they stopped to consider how much bad press women get. Or maybe they don't care Perhaps women who don't see the humor in using inventive words for breasts aren't their type. I know those women would not want to be. I can't give examples of all the things insulting to women. But the important ihing la lo praaanra the right of anyone lo point these owt as long as insults to women are so pervasive. When members or Lambda Chi and the Inierfratemity Council said m a belligerently macho way that running the picture us The Cougar would be degrading to them, the cliche "taste of your own medicine" came to mind.