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NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 10, [No. 3], March 1982 - Page 8. March 1982. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 5, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4846/show/4843.

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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 10, [No. 3], March 1982
Publisher National Organization for Women, Bay Area Chapter
Date March 1982
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Transcript "Every woman is entitled to the right to her own person, including the right to define and express her own sexuality and her own lifestyle . . . Abridgment of the basic rights of any woman amhrrishes die freedom of us all." Excerpt Lesbian Rights Resolution 1977 Lesbian Rights A Woman's Issue The issue ot lesbian rights is every woman's issue. VC'e know char nearly 10 million American women are lesbians. But even this figure is an underestimation because many lesbians must keep their affectional or sexual preference secret for fear of reprisal. Lesbians, by relating to women, challenge the traditional idea that women must be primarily de- fined in relation to men. Historically, many women who defied the status quo, who did not marry at a "respectable" age or who maintained an independent life style were often called lesbians, whether or not they actually were. The label ulesbian" is still used to intimidate women, especially those who seek freedom from sexist policies, practices and attitudes, or those who seek non-traditional jobs or roles. Simply put, the threat of being called a lesbian keeps many women "in their place" because under current law and custom, women labeled lesbian are victimized by harassment, ostracism and discrimination in all facets of their lives. "Lesbian-baiting"—labeling women lesbians— is used by opponents of women's rights in an effort to divide women and weaken the women's movement. Strikingly reminiscent of the McCarthy era's "red-baiting," "lesbian-baiting" is an attempt to "dis credit" the women's movement by creating and manipulating public fears and misconceptions about lesbians and feminism. As long as any woman lives in fear of being called a lesbian or of being "discovered" to be lesbian or is terrorized by threats of retribution, no woman is truly free to be herself. Women's lives are destroyed and talents are wasted. In order to secure the rights of ALL women, we must rid our society of the fears, prejudices and laws that prevent ANY woman from realizing her full human potential.