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Title Broadside, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1974
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date February 1974
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  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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Transcript Febrdary 197 4 BROADSIDE Page 7 LETTERS TO THE BROADSIDE I think the Women's Center is one of the most important forces for feminism in Houston. It is the only place in Houston that belongs completely and exclusively to us. It is the only place I feel comfortable as a feminist, and since I belong when I'm there, it deepens my commitment to feminism and to my sisters. From my experience as a Center Sitter, too, I think it bring us women who want information about feminism that they can't get at a meeting. The informal raps that go on at the Center communicate sisterhood in a way that meetings can't. Closing the Center would lose us more energy and commitment than it would get us. I'm willing to help with efforts to keep it open. Tan Pierce ***** I was surprised to read Betty Barnes' suggestion in the Tanuary BROADSIDE that we abolish the Women's Center, and I would like to respond to that as well as the rest of her article. I see two basic philosophies operating within the Women's Movement. One (I presume Betty's) suggests that we spend our time attacking sexism where it first develops -- in the - educational process, the various news and entertainment media, the laws, etc. The other is more concerned with aiding those who find themselves victims of our sexist society as it now exists — and this includes virtually everyone. NOW may have been formed originally in order to concentrate on the first area, but the fact remains that hundreds of women (and some men, too) look to us every day for help with their problems. People just naturally assume that an organization which is fighting against sexism would be eager to help with their problems in this area, and I think that it's a reasonable assumption. Even if we can ultimately help more people by changing our society and it's institutions than by individual counseling, it is difficult to explain this over the telephone to a woman who is encountering sex discrimination in her job, for example. And even if we don't try, all we can eventually offer to a person in this predicament is a little general advice and a lot of sympathy. One way to resolve this difficulty is by disconnecting the telephone or perhaps abandoning the whole Center. Then people couldn't call us, and we could devote our entire energy to things like licensing of TV stations and the NOW national convention. But what I would prefer is to expand the concept of the Women's Center and eventually make NOW the organization one turns to when she encounters problems such as these. To do this we would need a full-time paid Center Director and staff plus a lot of money. The director and staff are no problem, but we'll have to really hustle to raise that kind of money. I think that we should try, however, and not give up until we have approached every possible source in the country. continued on page 8