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Title Broadside, Vol. 5, No. 8, August 1974
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date August 1974
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript August 1974 BROADSIDE Page 7 MEDIA REFORM NAME CHANGE: In keeping with a recent decision by National NOW Task Forces on the FCC and Image of Women to consolidate under the Media Reform Task Force, we would like to propose that name change to the membership. It seems appropriate, particularly following our FCC activities, to add to our concentration of feminist efforts - newspapers, magazines, and commercials. Files for these purposes have been added to our Broadcasting ones. (Please fill them up with letters). SEX DISCRIMINATION: Jeannine Wilkins recently filed sex discrimination charges with the EEOC against the University of Houston and Channel 8. The charges, presented to the NOW July Business Meeting by Wilkins, resulted from discrimination in job assignments and unequal pay during the nine months she was employed at Channel 8. Wilkins was hired as film editor in September 1973- With editing assignments at a minimum for the next six months, she found herself writing, researching, typing and acting as production assistant on small projects. None of these assignments was in keeping with Wilkins' background and training - a doctoral candidate in Film and Theatre at Ohio State University where she taught film and worked as a film producer/director/editor on films budgeted at $45,000. In February, Channel 8 began negotiations to make a film for Rice University. Wilkins assumed she would edit this project. However, a male editor (a personal friend of the producer) was hired on a free-lance basis at considerably higher wages. Although Wilkins protested this action, nothing was done to change the situation. Wilkins was assigned to be the project's production assistant and writer. When the film was completed, the male editor was kept on the staff (at free-lance rates) and assigned another major editing project. Again, Wilkins protested. She was then assigned to edit the University President's Super 8 vacation film. At this point she carried her case to the University Personnel Office. Several meetings were held to discuss the matter. The result was an "unofficial acknowledgment" that sex discrimination had occurred and an offer of six weeks' pay as compensation. This was unacceptable to Wilkins and her attorneys who felt the Incident could simply be hidden by keeping Wilkins on the payroll an additional six weeks. A class action suit will be brought in federal court at the proper time. After presenting her case to the NOW membership, Wilkins received almost $120 in donations from NOW members to help defray her legal expenses. She has asked that we thank you for your moral and financial support. We are working with Debbie Danburg, UH Women's Advocate, to set up a Legal Fund for this case. Those wishing to contribute please contact Janice Blue at 522-0020 or 522-7997. Most important, please write letters protesting Wilkins' treatment to Mr. Robert Haslinger, President, Association for Community Television, Channel 8, 4513 Cullen Boulevard, Houston 77004. It will have IMPACT. WOMEN'S PROGRAM: By a strange coincidence, Channel 8 has decided to begin a 15-minute interview show called WOMEN'S ADVOCATE, hosted by Poppy Northcutt. It will air Tuesdays at 9:45 beginning August 8. The show will be mainly concerned with how to get your rights or how to become your own advocate. Please leave program ideas and issues in Northcutt's mailbox at the Women's Center. Please write Sharon Blair with your reactions to the program. It will be on an eight-week trial run. Andy Schactel is producing it with her two women assistants, Kendall Lewis (studio camera operator) and Pat Deeves (technical assistant). Carole Kneeland, Big 2 News Reporter, will begin her first assignment resulting from the NOW/ KPRC Agreement. It will be a 10-segment report on the Child Care issue beginning July 29 and continuing through August 9 on the 6 PM news. Please write the station with your comments. Janice Blue