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Title University News, Vol. 2, No. 3, March 1982
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Transcript Flap over poster causes controversy Controversy erupted last weekend among three campus organizations when the UH Chapter of the National Organization for Women and the Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPlRG) objected to a banner posted in the UC Arbor by the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. The groups were fighting over what Lambda Chi Alpha president Brent Uzzell said was"meant to be all in fun.''Uzzell added. "I don't think we'll let things get so tasteless in the future... We'll be more careful in the future* " Fraternity member Nat Adams said the advertised party featured topless men, not women. "We don't discriminate on any basis . . . and we're real proud of that fact." In photo at right, Ken Rollo (left) and Abdul Abduttc (right) were behind the bar at the party at the Lambda Chi Alpha house. KelleyCoffin Those crazy fraternity guys are up to their hi jinks again. What a play on words they put together for a sign in the University Center Arbor announcing a topless bar party. Plenty of Jugs. Ha. When the UH chapter of the National Organization of Women and Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPlRG) made the simple statement that "This Insults Women" on a sign next to the aforementioned Lambda Chi Alpha sign, those crazy frat guys got caught with their pants down instead of their tops off. Lambda Chi Alpha members called The Daily Cougar the night before publication of a picture that captured the two signs together. They wanted to see about "rectifying" the situation. They said that the photograph; would be "derogatory" to their organization. ! Never mind that their original, sign was derogatory to the women on this campus, and to the men who don't share the sophomoric humor of the fraternity. Rectifying the situation would mean rearranging the thinking of those Greeks and others whose sense of humor can't go beyond worn-out gags that degrade anyone except themselves. Tony Esparza, one of the members who called, tried to justify the poster by saying, "it was advertising." it's not clear to me whether he meant that the sign could be as sexist as his group wanted it to be as long as it was advertising, or whether he thought that if our staff would agree it was just advertising, we wouldn't run a news photograph of it. At any rate, it is clear that an ad can be offensive to women. One only has to look at commercials that portray women as befuddled shoppers who cannot select their own laundry detergent or underarm deodorant to recognize that fact . .. or ads that show women in any number of damaging stereotypes — i.e., the woman in a beer commercial who serves only to make the bear- drinking men sigh long, blatant sighs. She doesn't give the viewer any additional information about the product. Lambda Chi Alpha members, may fed embarrassed, ridiculous. immature; but, unfortunately they need not feel alone in their thoughtless perspective. At a black-tie banquet at UH last week, honoring the people who have given over $11 million to the university, the master (fitting term here) of ceremonies was kind enough to identify the women who were, as he put it, making the head table so nice to look at. He used this ploy to introduce the wives at the table — as. if adorning head tables is the most important role these women play in life. The list of examples could go on, and the occurrences probably win. While members of Lambda Chi complain that the picture which ran in The Cougar was bad press for them, I doubt they stopped to consider how much bad press women get. Or maybe they don't care. Perhaps women who don't see the humor in using inventive words for breasts aren't their type. I know those women would not want to be. I can't give examples of all the things insulting to women. But the important thing is to preserve the right of anyone to point them out. as long as insults to women are so* pervasive. When members of Lambda Chi and the Interfratemity Council said in a belligerently macho way that running the picture in The Cougar would be degrading, to- them, the cliche "taste of your own medicine" came to mind. NEW COUGAR NEWS We have all noticed the increase in women related stories printed this semester in The Daily Cougar. In part this is due to editor-in-chief Marilyn Hogarty, who is the decision maker of what is to be published.' Much thanks should be directed to Ms. Hogarty for a fine job. Our thanks should also be directed to the News Editor, Kelley Griffin. She has covered stories from abortion to degradation of women in advertisement. Kelley is truly an inspiration to the readers of our University newspaper. Rossann Daumas Law limiting university funding is struck down TALLAHASSEE. Fla. (AP) - A law cutting off funds to state universities that allow homosexual groups on campus has been struck down as unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court. The controversial 1981 amendment to a budget bill cut off money to state universities that recognized groups advocating sex between unmarried people. "The right of persons to express themselves freely is not limited to statements of views that are acceptable to the majority of people;' Justice Joseph Boyd wrote in his opinion. No Guts-No Glory BARNEY GOOGLE and SNUFFY SMITH/ by Fred Ltsswell