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Transcript Second Annual South Central Women's Freeman cited an illustrative example of Studies Conference. April 20-22 1979 Protective legislation"—in Bow v. Colgate, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX —a case decided after Title VII was snuck into the civil Rights Act by Jouthern Gentleman This conference lured me with its Smith, thereby eradicating State protective offers of workshops ranging from ^ labor laws—jobs were reclassified "light" and "Foundations of Feminist Philosophy "heavy" (formerly Women's and Men's). The to"StraKegels for Dealing with "light" workers moved 10# blocks across Sexism in Interviews'^ "Departmental conveyor belts to the sum of \7\ tons/day, Conditions Affecting Female Graduate (8 per minute). The "heavy" job, held by Career Success*, to Teaching Women's someone sitting at the end af the assembly line, S'udies in the Bible Belt'. I was involved lifting a W box once an hour, inspired and encouraged b meeting sisters who are making an impact in While I found this history informative, her remote (to me) Oklahoma towns. assessment of current realities was equally enlightened. Her m-in point: while we were so The one session I would like to recap b),sy fitting for E.R.A. last year, we lost was a lecture by Jo Freeman, a 0ut as the veteran's preference urograms won congressional rellow. She is another in# Since historically a 2% quota of women in case covered by mv theory that the the armed forces as been imposed veterans people are usually paid inversely now oc 65% of the t 3Kleveis of civil proportionally to the value of the service jobs# hecaus„ of new veterans preferenc r°rL^nVre.u g' ° S fell0W8hiP policies, this distribution threatens to be is $8000 for the year. immutable for the next many years. She delivered a most lucid and dense Freeman then discussed the impact of lawyers lecture on the Legal .ystem and the ^ ec0n0mi8ts Gn public policy, claiming they Perpetuation of the social caste sr tern'. From l87?~when this country's1^6 more fffect than ^ others. She cited first sex discrimination suit was economists assumptions about family and social ddolded-until 1961, women were treate^f??ture —the "odel of the 2 adult plus as a sex class, not as as individuals. chndr<m as the basic unit, with only one the 1872 case involved the right tcfdult a wageearner—applies to only 20% of practice law in Illinois for Myra the country, yet remains the assumed norm. Blackwell-the decision (against her) ::he called for reorganizing public policy into rang of platitudes about the "domestic?^cognizing the individual as the primary soirit" of women, and the"law of the economic unit, and pointed to a great need creator dictating that women do not to brid*e available researchers with the belong outside the home. The 1961 Ho;/teoe^sary research. v. Florida case upheld that women, as a She made an appeal for data needed for a class, had to register to become jurors, bil1 she is working on for Pat Schroeder! whereas men were automatically able. she hooes to show that current age restric-' tions in apprenticeship programs effectively The irony of this class treatment was discriminate against women: persons who know that it applied strictly to the female of women who would have^ applied for trade sex. A 1905 law limiting working hours Jobs if they could have should write to her for bakers—workers—was struck down. c/° Representative Schroeder. Yet, the landmark 1908 Mueller v. Oregon • • case unheld that states could restrict The "Foundations of Feminist Philosphy" the hours women could work in bakeries, session cited two new anthologies of note "hhilosophy of Woman (cla sical to current Freeman followed that "protective concepts); ed. Mahowald, Hackett 1978; and legislation" ensued, which denied jobs, "Feminism and Philosophy'1, ed. Vetterling- licenses, and entry to schools to females. Bragginj Adams, 1977. ftns//sfr heartily It was in response to the 4908 case that endorsed a reading of Mary Daly's books Alice Paul wrote the BiuaJ Rights Amend- (The Church and the S«G>nd Sex, Beyond ment| the AFL-CIO opposed the ERA because Gc£ the Eather* and^.GwEcology1 ~ r^skoof * they knew it would undermine protective orW). The mam ooint of this workshopt labor laws. men can and ~hould be teaching feminist philosophy, but women have taught masculist philosophy long enough & should be teaching femini st.