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(January, 1969) 12 pages total

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Wouldn't you know it; the newspapers are fighting the law. Rather than submit to the ruling of the Equal Employment Opportunities Com-mission to desegregate their want-ads by December 1, 1968, the American Newspaper Publishers Association and the Washington Star filed suit in federal court, ANPA claims that the EEOC has no authority to make such a regulation, that compliance would hurt job seekers employers and newspapers and that "newspaper and their advertisers are unwilling to depart so radically from a successful system," (Sucessful for whom?) ANPA lost the first round but did get the court to enjoin the EEOC from enforcing the ruling while they appeal the decision. This could take from six months to a year

In the meantime . the only newspaper in the country to desegregate was the stodgy New York Times . This is in part due to the announcement in November by the New York City Dept. for Consumer Affairs that they would enforce the EEOC's ruling by revoking the license of any violator. We suspect it is also due to the fact that local NOW and WLM women have been picketing the Times for weeks.

Shirley Chisholm of Brooklyn took office this month as the first black woman ever elected to the US Congress, A devoted feminist , she said she is going to continue to address herself to the concerns of women. "The rest of the world has to be done by women across the U.S .. particularly the mobilizing of pressure groups, The pressure has to be a relentless pressure; otherwise the men in Congress feel they don't have to pay much attention to women, Women must be dedicated and aggressive because America is a society where if you are not aggressive.. you are left behind."

Revolutionary Age , a quarterly published by Freedom Socialist Publications, has put out a Special issue on "American Women and the Radical Movement." It can be purchased from them for 60 cents at 3117 E. Thomas, Seattle, Washington 98102.


S D S (From P. 1)
Men and women labor collectively, but for the benefit of the few. The "primary" oppression in our society is that of the working class by the ruling class.
This conflict is primary because unless it is resolved, no others can be resolved. Yet there are other forms of oppression in our society, named "secondary contradictions" by the NC . For example, the oppression of blacks by whites, young people by adults, women by men. No one denied that adult paternalism, racism., male chauvinism exist. But the argument between PL and many non-PL types centers around how much the"secondary" contradictions take on a life of their own. PL believes that the liberation of youth and women (Their argument with respect to blacks is less clear) will take place as a natural by-product of a successful working-class revolution, They stress that adults.. whites. men, are not the real enemy; the ruling class is.
Everyone agreed that the ruling class is the ultimate enemy., But many women felt that a socialist revolution did not necessarily liberate women, They argued that men are are in fact opp- (Cont, p . 9)

DIXON (From P. 2)

Even those who disagreed with her felt she was a challenging teacher.

Marlene was isolated from the mainstream, careerist University of Chicago faculty both by the type of work that she did and her attitudes toward her role as a teacher, She did much research but because of its antiestablishment nature, it was not welcomed in the proper professional journals. Besides her regular teaching load and her research, Marlene held special study groups for those interested. attended political meetings, organized a group of graduate women into a women's group, and helped to organize and maintain the women's caucus of the New University Conference. (Cont. p. 8)

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