Title: The WomanStore in Gainesville Sun Newspaper
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Title: The WomanStore in Gainesville Sun Newspaper
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Language: English
Creator: Kratish, Michelle
Publisher: Gainesville Sun
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Friday, July 4, 1975 Gainesville Sun 11A


WOMEN SHOPPED AND CHATTED AT WOMANSTORE OPENING
Store Features Arts, Crafts. Literature by Women Artists


The Womanstore


Business Is Latest Project of Women Unlimited

i ,- By MICHELLEEKRATISH not terribly great, but we're operating "dream for Gainesville women," said a
Sun Staff Writer on donations and having a hard time,. :feminine voice in a slide presentation to
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YOUNG FEMINIST
Womanstore Is ForAll Women


woman-made jewelry, crafts and
non-sexist literature, visitors had their
first looks at the Womanstore. which
recently opened for business and was
the feature attraction at an open house,
of Women Unlimited.
Women Unlimited, a second-story
suite of air-conditioned, carpeted
rooms at 115 S. Main St., has been a
meeting place and source of
Information on topics of interest to
women since March 22. It is nonprofit.
staffed by womenri'only and open to
everyone.
The comfortably furnished suite has
a lounge, library, kitchen, office and
now, Womanstore.
Open Monday through Thursday, 1 to
4 p.m. and Mondays 6 to 9 p.m. (as is.
Women Unlimited),'Womanstore offers
an .array of children's literature to
appeal especially to the mother
interested in freeing her children from
role indoctrination from the young
ages.
There is Norma Klein's "Girls Can
Be Anything" (E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc.,
$1.95) and the "What Can She Be?"
series by Gloria and Esther Goldreich
(Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., $4.50 per
book) which describes the lives and
work of a woman lawyer, a woman
architect and a woman veterinarian.
Feminist-oriented magazines and
newspapers are also ongale.
Arts and crafts by women artists
abound, including jewelry,
wallhangings, pottery, sculpture and
items for children such as personalized
pillow cases for $5. You pick an animal
and its image and your name are
embroidered on a pillow case.
Prices range from less than one
dollar into the two-figure bracket.
"We hope eventually that the store
will pay for the basic operation of the
center," said.a spokesman for Women
Unlimited.
She said the center's expenses "are


Also needed, she said, are more
women to staff the center and
Womanstore and to workon one of six
steering committees. The committees
focus on finances, the environment,
women's services (employment,
medical, legal and others), non-sexist
programs (entertainment and
educational), communications and the,
operation of Womanstore
In addition to information on
employment and other
communications for women posted on
"several -bulletin 'boards. Womeft
Unlimited offers literary discussion
.groups and organizes women's
consciousness raising groups.
A table of reading maternal offers
pamphlets on planned parenthood.
women and retail credit, women's work
release programs, marijuana, tobacco,
alcohol and other drug abuse, day care
and, of course, the proposed Equal
Rights Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution.
The center lists 17 advisory board
members who are well known
professionals or active feminists in the
Gainesville area.
Among them are Ann Winnie, of the
Ann and John Winnie law team and
recent Gainesville City Commission
candidate; June Littler, Santa Fe
Community College librarian and
one-time Alachua County school board
candidate; Cynthia Moore, hostess of
Channel 5's public affairs program,
"Color Us Black:" Irene Thompson,
University of Florida English professor
and former chairman of the UF
Committee on the Status of Women;
Jean Chalmers, a UF staff assistant,
member of Alachua General Hospital's
board of trustees and one-time city
commission candidate; and Jeanette
Blevins, Florida State treasurer of the
National Organization for Women and
president, Florida Women's Political
Caucus;
Women Unlimited, "a concept and a
place... the realization of a seven-year



.\omen and became possible through
"a large donation from one community
woman who wanted to see a women's
center get started here," said the
spokesman. She added that the woman
premfers to remain anonymous.
Donations from other women in the
-community and now Womanstore help
keep Women Unlimited operating, she
said


INFORMATION PAMPHLETS AVAILABLE AT WOMEN UNLIMITED




Sun Photos

By Bill Baber
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SPOKESMAN FOR WOMEN UNLIMITED
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