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Transcript by and large the same ones who oppose affirmative action for minorities and women, gay rights, labor-law reform, reproductive freedom, the Panama Canal treaties, etc. It is not, as Russell asserts, the taint of gay rights or reproductive freedom that is preventing the ratification of the ERA. It is the organized opposition of a right-wing minority that would still combat the ERA if lesbians disappeared and all women agreed never to have an abortion. While distortions of those issues (along with a host of other diversions) are being used by the opposition, they are just that-di- versions—because the ERA does not, in fact, affect those issues. Rather than play into this tactic, the women's movement should expose the politicians who have used these issues as excuses for not supporting the ERA, when, in fact, they are not willing to stand up to right-wing, business and other special interest groups or they are not in favor of women's equality in the first place. Either way, they are not our allies and should be defeated. Every group sets priorities of what will get the most attention and money at a given time. However, a distinction must be drawn between setting priorities and repudiating other matters of concern. No movement based on the principles of equality, justice and freedom gains by discarding those principles internally or in its public stance. Human rights are indivisible. For feminists to divide them out-asking for some while disavowing others- would be a contradiction so great that the very basis of the movement would be destroyed Feminist support of gay rights~is a human-rights ideal as well as defense of an allied movement under attack from the same forces that beset the ERA. But gay rights is also crucial to the philosophy and success of feminism because of the role that homophobia has played in keeping women in their place. All women, no matter what their sexual preference, are restrained in many areas of life by the threat of being called "lesbian" and of facing the economic and social consequences that go with that label. When women can give unflinching support to gay rights, that form of control over women's behavior will dissipate. Lesbian- baiting will never end just because feminists deny a connection between the issues; it will only end when women deny it the power to threaten them. Reproductive freedom is also central to the philosophy and success of feminism because it is based on the fundamental assertion of a woman's right to control her body. Russell apparently fails to realize that that does not mean that the movement is pro- or anti-abortion, but rather that it is pro-choice-a position that is also supported by a majority of Americans. Many feminists do not personally favor abortion; that does not make them "second-class members of the movement" because that is not the issue. The issue is one of choice. Feminists do not demand that every woman prefer abortion, or be a mother, or be a lesbian, or put her children in daycare, or keep them at home, or go outside the home to work. Feminists demand only-simply ^Uwoys30%to 60% Off Casual Womerts Wear... Jhaf ts JCinda JCrazyl < V :u_ Are we nuts to sell for less? Not really. All it takes is smart buying from well known manufacturers who have overproduced, or, are closing out their first quality garments . . . some with original labels, some without. . . never stale, always in fashion. This, along with manu facturers' samples, enables us to have some fashions even before their arrival at major stores. If you don't think that's crazy enough, individual dressing rooms, layaways, an exchange policy, and Visa or Master Charge will have you committed' Now that's KINDA KRA7Y! 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Russell reveals her Limited perception of the movement when she implies that those working for gay rights and reproductive freedom are ignoring the issues of "better birth-control alternatives, better day care, and economic protection and justice." Nothing could be further from the truth. Across the nation, the women who are fighting for ERA, reproductive freedom and gay rights are the same ones who have been agitating for birth control, day care and economic justice for years. It is not the women's movement that is leaving these issues unanswered. It is the institutions in our society that are still resistant to women's equality that are leaving women's needs unanswered. The women's movement today is leading the challenge to society to meet human needs and to live up to its democratic ideals. In that challenge, priorities are established and a variety of political strategies devised. But if we abandon the breadth of the feminist vision with its concrete concern for all women's needs and rights— indeed, for all human rights—then we abandon the source of our strength and the hope of our leadership for a better future. Reprinted from Quest: A Feminist Quarterly $10,000 Pledged to ERA Campaign For five nights in June, customers at Bette Otero's small Italian restaurant, Gigolo's, enjoyed fresh pasta dishes as well as the knowledge that the proceeds from their meal were being donated to the ERA fund. "I got fed up with the ERA's lack of progress. So I decided to raise $10,000 for the ratification campaign," says Otero, who is pictured on the cover. She has formed eight corporations during her career and is particularly proud of building the pasta factory which supplies Gigolo's. "This place keeps me mighty busy but busy people get things done." That first effort in June brought in almost $1500. For the next benefit. Otero plans to serve more people more efficiently with a selected menu. A reservations-only Male Chauvinist Pig Roast is scheduled for early September. For further information call: Gigolo's Fresh Pasta Restaurant 2730 Hillcroft .783-1053 PHYLLIS R. FRYE a civil and bioengineering /^industrial hygiene: design, schedule, estimate, specify and draft j2j\fl caH between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m THE FILTRISH COMPANY P.O. Box 35904 5705 Firenza Houston, Texas 77035 (713)723-8368 tkWe deserve a pat on the back!" QTS Our company has just entered into a new venture. After four successful years as a temporary office service (operating out of a private residence for three), we are now operating as a full service employment agency. Our business philosophy is simple: integrity and personalized service. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in your work goals whether temporary or permanent. Quality Temporary Service, Inc. Quality Personnel Service Diane M. 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