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Transcript 1979-1980 Textbook Task Forcei A sure sign that Spring Is here - on May 1 the textbooks to be considered for adoption by the Texas Textbook Committee will be available for inspection at all Regional Education Service Centers. The list of categories is much shorter this year than it has been in the past so it should be possible for us to review each book before June 20. The members of Bay Area N.O.W. have been the mainstay of the Task Force and we hope that those of you who have reviewed books in past years will continue your efforts and that those of you who have not participated will join us this year. * There Is evidence that our efforts of the past seven years have had some effect on the publishers - we are finding changes in language arid content in some of the books we review and have actually found a few to be virtually non-sexist. Call >*82-1067 to volunteer - if you don't call us, we will call you! Elizabeth Glenn Twiss Butler Marjorie Randal Letters: Where are great Tex To the EAtor: Feature writer Frances Otto tells us that Texas History is full of great women (March 8). "Although these women are not as well-known as the men in Texas* history, they were each outstanding in their own way, and earned the recognition given them fey the (Texas) Historical Commission. " Regrettably, Otto does not discuss the real issue: why aren't these women as well-known as men? If they are outstanding in their own right, it shouldn't take W act of the Historical Com- mission to make time wOmen Why didn't Otto inspire her readers to ask why students don't learn about half the population in their history courses? Or, question which individuals control what students are taught and, more importantly, their motives for excluding women? The Texas Board of Education has proclaimed standards to which textbooks in primary grades and high schools must now conform. 'The books shall present. . . the economic, political, social and cultural contributions of both men and women, past and present." Still, most students have learned or are learning Texas history from books which do not meet these standards. Are these deficiencies being noted by the instructors? Otto's token smorgasbord of biographies has a negative effect: now that readers have seen the out-of-context sketches, they will think that Justice has bees served, without remembering a thing. I refer readers to "Words and Women," by Miller and Swift, a b0Ok which addresses the blatant and subtle ways in which women art written out of textbooks. I encourage students and instructors to read this short work to become aware of what lurks in more than just Texas history texts. MJM.Weiksuat Graduate Student toll RefcadachMe "There is a dual electrode that can be placed in the vagina right now,'' Dr. John Evrard, associate director of community reproductive health services at Women's and Infants' Hospital in Providence, adds "And I foresee the time when we will have it transmitting to a piece of equipment while the woman is up and walking around. If they can do it from the moon to the earth, they certainly can do it from a woman to a console fifteen feet away'' (Space-age analogies come up extraordinarily often in conversations with obstetricians Indeed, obstetricians are already using some technology developed in the space program ) Dr Jack M Schneider, codirector of what Dr Sugarman might term a "birth factory" the Wisconsin Perinatal Center in Madison predicts that by the early 1980s. all pregnancies, registered by physicians with the regional perinatal center, could be monitored throughout the United States. Commenting on this prediction, Elliott M. McCleary writes in his book New Miracles of Childbirth "Then virtually every fetus nestled or kicking in every womb throughout America would have an electronic guardian angel in the form of a watchful computer." Indeed