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Transcript 1HANKS BUr NOIHANKS By Jane O'Reilly Ho low come I don't feel grateful this Thanksgiving? I have an apron printed with rosebuds and trimmed with white rick-rack, and I am going to wear it while I do my Norman Rockwell act with the steaming platters. At the appropriate moment I will bow my head and count my blessings. A preliminary inventory suggests that it hasn't been a bad year. A certain sense of peace and security and stability warms my heart when I consider that: The rent is paid. My son is perfect. The cat is not pregnant. My parents enjoy good health. No one has mentioned the Washington Redskins to me all year. I am not in love»with anyone. The typewriter was not broken, only unplugged. My gosh! What a lot of satisfactions! If I can just find time to finish the novel and re-glue the dining room chairs, everything will be just perfect for Thanksgiving. How come it isn't enough? How come I want to lean out of the window and roar? How come I dream at night that I am chewing through walls? How come I wish I could quit? Quit everything. To be more precise, I am experiencing an overwhelming sense of frustration and futility. And it's not because I am allergic to the cat. It is because I am a woman and my apron with rosebuds cannot console me for the fact that women are still not being taken into account. Being treated as though we are invisible is enough to drive some of us slightly mad. If one more newspaper prints one more pageful of pictures of tlie "men around Carter," the streets may begin to fill up with small gray drifting crowds of women muttering, "Rosa- lynn is not enough." One of the women around Carter is Barbara Blum, deputy for operations of the transition staff.*Her appointment was not even reported by United Press International. Of course, she could have just been lost in the crush of the 12 or so men also appointed to transfer power. Jack Watson and Blum go about explaining to important people what the direction of the nation will be in the months ahead. Watson has learned a new word and he uses it often. The word is "women," as in "the men and women of the Carter administration." He has learned it so well that he even uses it when it is not appropriate, as in "men and women of the Nixon administration." But he has not learned that when Barbara Blum is actually sitting next to him in a meeting she has the capacity to answer questions. Astonished observers report that he never let her open her mouth during one particularly crucial recent meeting. It would have been an especially nice gesture if he had, since none of the men in the meeting thought to avail themselves of her expertise, either. Women in Washington are beginning to feel slightly surreal. Night after night the parlors of the Capital are filled with men speculating about who will get what. Women, even a woman, are never mentioned. Not taken into account. Not taken seriously. It makes us want to scream. (See? Just like a woman. Just like a lump of raging hormones. Interesting failure, the women's movement. Now, what was I saying? Oh, yes, if Harry takes HUD and Peter gets defense . . .") Women in power, women succeeding, women as equal—the men who run the newspapers don't seem to be able to deal with those stories. Certainly they can't deal with letting women into their own little circles: all the news officers of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association are men. The infuriating truth is, as Janice Mendenhall, director of the Federal Women's Program, said recently: "The world is still too full of too many men who think that all a woman wants is a tight sweater, a loose girdle and a warm place to type." Reprinted with permission of the Washington Star. u/ffrnen During the week of the Notional Women's Conference Channel 8 will be featuring programs about women and women's issues. 'To Be A Man" "Me and Stella" "Union Maids" "Georgia O'Keeffe" *B8 Channel *> Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union Why HAFFCU? Even for the vast majority of us who take our financial obligations seriously, balancing a budget isn't easy. Just when you think you've found the answer, inflation takes another bite out of your paycheck. And everything starts costing more. Putting the kids through school. Food. Clothes. A better home. Or even new appliances. Sometimes it makes you wonder if you ever can get ahead. No matter how hard you try. Take an opportunity, not a chance. Fortunately, there is someone you can turn to for help. Your Credit Union. . Our business is helping people get more out of their money. We can help you save. Help you borrow. And, if you like, we can even show you how to avoid future money problems by suggesting practical strategies that really work. We play it straight. Tbo many organizations try to use personal financial counseling as a way to sell other services. A consolidation loan. A fee. A gimmicky savings account. Your credit union doesn't operate that way. Our financial counseling is free to each member. No strings attached. We'll keep it confidential too. Your business is nobody else's business. We don't gossip. Or send your name to anybody. Or turn you over to somebody who charges you for their help. We believe in being private. Practical, professional counseling. It's free for the asking at your credit union. % Discover your credit union. ^% C We're doing more for you. .® 2418 Thivis • Houston, Ifexas 77006 • 527-9108 DAILY BREAKTHROUGH NOVEMBER 20, 1977 PAGE 13