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Group Title: WomaNews : Gainesville's Feminist Newspaper.
Title: WomaNews : Gainesville's Feminist Newspaper. January 1976.
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Title: WomaNews : Gainesville's Feminist Newspaper. January 1976.
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VOL. 2 NUMBER 1 GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA JANUARY 1976


FIRE DESTROYS TRAILER,
WOMEN NEED HELP

Three-year-old David Richardson died December 16 in a trailer fire at Arredondo
Estates. The blaze destroyed the trailer and total contents belonging to Ginger Box, sis-
ter Gwen Richardson and their grandmother. Box's five-month-old daughter escaped the
fire without serious injury. Box, however, was listed at Shands burn unit in severe con-
dition.
Lu Norman, neighbor of Box and Richardson, told Women Unlimited of the tragedy,
hoping we would be willing and able to help sisters in need. Any and all donations are
appreciated. The family needs household equipment, furniture, linens, clothing and
$100 for funeral expenses. Clothing sizes needed are 9-10, 18-20 and infant clothes for a
five-month-old child.
Please help. Let's show that we care. Bring contributions to the Women's Center or
telephone Lu Norman at 373-1156.

CECE DAVIDSON


Cece Davidson, (formerly Cece Caudill),
new fund raising chairperson of the Steering
Committee is a Computer Systems Analyst
Supervisor for IFAS with a degree in ac-
counting from the University of Miami.
Davidson has been in Gainesville for six
years and is currently working for an M.A.
degree at the University of Florida. She has
been active in the center since August and is
anxious to see it survive.
Davidson sees the center as a community
service organization whose function is to
support all the women of the community to
.become better individuals and to take poli-


tical action when necessary.
Money is an on-going need of the center
especially if it wants to expand, but David-
son perceives her job as not only to raise
money, but to do so without compromising
the goals of the center. She will be planning
events each month in which women can
participate to raise money. A smorgasbord is
planned for January 26 and a Woman's week
is scheduled for April, coinciding with the
Health Conference to be held in Gainesville.
Davidson is happy with her committee,
describing it as composed of six "active, en-
thusiastic women."


WOMEN UNLIMITED
ENTERTAINS AT LOWELL

It may have been freezing the night of
December 18th, but representatives from
Women Unlimited found warmth and good
feelings when they went to Lowell prison to
entertain residents with womanmusic.
Approximately 150 women flowed into
the attractive prison chapel where Merri
Meyer welcomed the women and told them
about the center before introducing Heather
Vick's mellow beautiful style. Second to
perform was Miss Ficklemuch, better known
to all of us as Jan Hahn. Jan's singing-come-
dy performance filled the chapel with up-
roaring laughter.
Next Medusa Muzic performed with whis-
tieing and clapping to their jazzy composi-
tions. Sally Wright sang two moving songs to
the accompaniment of Jackie Canepa on
ukelele, and returned after Abby Bogonol-
ny's fluid performance, to end the evening
with "Joy to the World.")
Women Unlimited entertainers left feeling
the night was a success. The audience
seemed to enjoy the music, and some friend-
ships were made.
Hearty thanks go to Chaplain Gene Fol-
som who greeted us, helped with equipment
and made the event possible. Also, we are
very grateful to the musicians who donated
their evening and music.


ATTENTION
WRITERS, ARTISTS
AND POETS

Womanews is planning to devote two
pages of the May issue to literary and art
work of women. If you have any poetry, art
work or short prose (300 word limit) that
you would like to contribute, please submit
it to Womanews at the Women Unlimited
Center by April 19th. The success of this
special issue will determine the extent to
which literary and art work will be represen-
ted in future issues. All interested women
are encouraged to participate by submitting
their work.


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RADICAL RAVINGS
by Sallie Ann Harrison
The local newspaper says the National Organization for(Bra Burning) Women has
insulted the Edith Bunkers of America and furthermore, if the E.R.A. isn't ratified it Will
be their fault. Nyah, Nyah.
In my breast, a heated furor arose which I quickly squelched lest it singe my six
dollar treasure from Belk Lindsey's. Revolution or no, being a working woman, one
keeps one's fiery bosom contained.
However, the bare truth remains; when NOW is attacked, the entire women's
movement is attacked; the reason being that NOW is the single most visible representation
of women's lib. So, as feminists, when NOW catches flack, we know for whom the bell
tolls.
According to the Gainesville Sun, we're all bad little girls because Betty Friedan
told somebody that she thought it was degrading to be a housewife. (I wouldn't say it
was degrading to be a housewife, but it certainly was frustrating ... seems like only yes-
terday in suburbia that I was running over dog poo with my vacuum cleaner. Literally,
alas.)
Furthermore, the Sun tells us, that nasty Karen deCrow was in Washington talking
about the "white male power structure" pitting women against black males. How dare
she label the existing power structure in this country as being "white male" when every-
body knows that somebody's great-grandfather was half Indian? In fact, a healthy con-
tingent have Florida tans and could well be part Seminole.
At this point I'll admit that NOW has not experienced leadership of the same
caliber as the rest of the country has over the past year. It ill behooves any of us, save
black feminists, to speculate as to which is the greater sin: sexism or racism. As Rep.
Chisholm states: "We may have come over in different boats, but we're all in the same
boat now." Ah, yes.
One more thing: final advice from the local Sun was: NOW's time would be better
spent bending the ear of the U.S. Congress currently shaping child care legislation." Now
it occurs to me that as long as those of us who can't get secretarial jobs are sitting home
with our children on food stamps, day care legislation may not seem as imperative as
equal rights, anti-discrimination task forces, and strong affirmative action program.
While I grow tired of their directives, I certainly will not deny myself the coverage
the Sun provides, particularly since my dog is not yet housebroken. In addition to our
mere subscriptions, perhaps the Sun would profit more by a specific prescription. I'm
thinking that a strong laxative, administered to the foot, would most assuredly get to the
mouth.
A most Happy New Year one and all, and fervent hopes for a Liberated '76.

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WOMANEWS


January 1976
DR.HEFLER

Dr. Ray Hefler, nationally known
authority and coeditor of 2 books on
child abuse, will be Keynote speaker at
The Conference on Child Abuse sched-
uled for February 3-5 at the Gainesville
Hilton.
Sponsored by the Alachua County
School System, Children's Medical Ser-
vices, Junior Women's Club, National
Organization for Women, and the North
Central Florida Community Mental
Health Center and Social and Economic
Services (Protective Services), the con-
ference seeks to promote awareness of
child abuse and encourage efforts to
combat it on both an agency level and a
community volunteer level.
Workshops are slated for the 4th to
be presented by Dr. Hefler and on the
5th to be presented by local and
regional authorities.
Registration for the conference is
$9.50 and deadline for registration is
January 12th. Registration forms are
available through NOW or North Central
Florida Community Mental Health Cen-
ter (NCFCMHC) and should be mailed
along with the registration fee to:
Judith A. Phyliss
NCFCMHC
3615 SW 13th Street, Suite 5
Checks should be made payable to
NCFCMHC.

APPRECIATION
We want to express our appreciation
to Ms. Betty Jean Stetson for her gen-
erous donation of furniture to the Cen-
ter.
She gave us a couch in excellent con-
dition, a loveseat, two window chairs,
some throw pillows, and a 9x12 carpet.
Ms. Stetson has recently opened an
antique shop at 806 West University
Avenue.
Now all we need are a couple of
lamps and a beanbag chair or two

CLASSIFIED ADS
With the December issue, we
initiated a classified ads section designed
primarily for the use of individual wo-
men or small groups of women offering
or seeking a variety of services or infor-
mation.
Prices for the section are minimal -
$1.25 for 30 words and 5 cents per
word over 30. A 20% discount is avail-
able for ads running more than one
month.
Women are invited to send in ads
(printed or typed) or drop them off at
the Center along with cash, check or
money order.






January 1976 WOMANEWS Page 3


STATE and NATIONAL NEWS


PILL CONTROVERSY

More than 10 million American
women use the pill as a means of con-
traception. It has been linked with and
suspected of all sorts of disorders and
dangerous side effects over the years.
Last month in California, however, in
the largest study of its kind yet made, a
rather substantial connection was found
between oral contraception and breast
cancer. It was found that women using


the pill before having their first child,
and those with a history of non-malig-
nant breast tumors, may as a result of
their use, face a greater risk of malig-
nancy. The study was conducted by Dr.
Ralph S. Paffenbarger of the University
of California. 452 hospitalized breast
cancer patients, three times as many had
used the pill before their first child as
had the non-cancer patients. Breast
cancer risk was found to be increased
for women with benign breast diseases if
they had used oral contraceptives for six
years or more.
Larger studies must, of course, con-
firm these findings, which apply only to
particular groups of women, before a
more definate link between the Pill and
breast cancer is proven.


ERA SETBACK

Last month voters in the states of
New York and New Jersey defeated
amendments to their State Constitu-
tions similar to the National ERA, al-
though New York and New Jersey were
among the earliest states to ratify it in
1972. There is a drive in both states to
rescind that Federal ratification in the
State Legislatures, as well. Much of the
responsibility for these defeats goes to
Anti-ERA groups such as Operation
Wake-Up in New York, and the League
of Housewives in New Jersey, who
vehemently campaigned against the


amendment, claiming it would weaken
the family, do away with alimony and
child support laws, and couse the accep-
tance of improper sex segregation, such
as unisex toilets and legalized homo-
sexual marraige. In New York the vote
was 57 to 43, in New Jersey 52 to 48
against ERA.


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WomanStore Meeting
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Conference
Go ERA Meeting
WomaNews Meeting
Assertiveness Training Group
Steering Committee
WomenStore Meeting
Gainesville NOW Business Meeting
Political Education Workshop
Alachua County Women's
Political Caucus(debate on State Control
of Casino Gambling)

Gainesville NOW Flea Market
Gainesville NOW Flea Market
WomaNews Meeting
Advisory Council Dinner
Steering Committee
Political Education Workshop
WomaNews Meeting
Steering Committee Meeting
WomenStore Meeting
Gainesville NOW Business Meeting
Political Education Workshop
WomaNews Meeting
Steering Committee Meeting
Gainesville NOW (Child Abuse)
Political Education Workshop


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