The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 19, 1970, Image 1

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Nebraskan Managing Editor
Women have been so sprayed
with Chanel No. 5 that they
deny their own oppression, says
- black feminist and attorney,
Florynce Kennedy
"With all the Chanel No. 5 it
is important for me to cut
through it and let them know
they are oppressed," she told
Time Out audience in the
Nebraska Union Ballroom Fri
day "The shit society tells women
never ends. It's wall to wall
and you don't know where to
"What is this with all the
absurd rules about setting up
day care centers?" she asked.
"The oppressors seem to be
trying to protect you, but when
you try to move they tie your
Women are taught to focus on
marriage and security to bite
the chocolate covered bridge
mix candy, she said. But, when
women get married and bite
the bridge mix they find the
chocolate Is covering horse
manure instead of mint.
Myths about women that
they are madonna figures, that
they are bitches, that they are
lesbians if they don't spray
their hair, that they love their
pink dust mops are all op
pressing women, Kennedy said
Women have to stop being
Vaseline dispensers and heal
ing wounds, the New York City
lawyer continued' "You have to
deal with those areas of society
which take away your
To deal with those areas she
proposes women in each state
run slates of candidates and
tin-.-. Iiii i. n
Will the University and state
colleges be forced to shut down
if Nebraska voters on Nov. 3
approve a proposed constitu
tional amendment which would
create a single Nebraska board
of higher education?
That is the question State
Sen. Lester Harsh of McCook
will ask State Attorney General
Clarence Meyer Monday.
Chancellor Durward B.
Varner said Saturday the
possibility of an immediate
shutdown has been called to the
University's attention by its
legal counsel in a review of
Amendment 14. The proposed
amendment would create a
nine-member board of trustees
for all public higher, education
in the state, abolishing the NU
Board of Regents and the State
College Board.
Varner said the amendment,
if approved, would take effect
Immediately and would leave
the institutions without
governing boards until the new
board was established.
However, Amendment 14 and
the Legislative bill putting the
amendment on the ballot do not
provide for any transition or
transfer of functions, duties
and appropriations.
Harsh, chairman of the
Legislature's Education C o m
mittee, was the sponsor of the
original version of LB 180
which put Amendment 14 on
the ballot. Harsh said his
version of the bill called for the
NU Board of Regents to be
the governing body for the NU
system and the state's four-year
dulls sense of oppression
that women fight their op
pression by the media.
Women should run for office
because, "we have to work
amidst people who oppress us,"
she says, "Retire those pigs
who won't give you the right to
retire a pregnancy."
She feels there are people
who will someday change
society violently if oppressed
peoples themselves don't start
changing society.
Kennedy, who is director of
the Media Workshop of the
Consumer Information Service
in New York City, contends the
media is programming the
population to accept their op
pression "The media feels women are
only interested In spots on their
drinking glasses and doves In
their kitchens. I don't know of a
radio or broadcasting station
that isn't sexist or racist."
Colncidentally, before she
started speaking a member of
the audience gave her a letter
illustrating this media op
pression. The letter, which she
read to the audience, accused a
local radio station of referring
to blacks derogatorlcally ear
lier in the day.
"This is a station which has
obviously offended someone,"
she said. "Look and see if that
oppressor has oppressed you"
"If the radio station has
people who . make racist
remarks, it is just as likely
sexist as it is racist," she add
ed. She says women should ex
amine the programming of not
only this station, but all the
media. Then, they should go to
the media and demand equal
could close University
The Harsh bill was shelved
during the 1969 session of the
Legislature, then revived with
some. changes by State Sen.
Richard D. Marvel of Has tings,
according to Harsh.
Marvel said the legislators
felt the various boards and in
stitutions agreed to the terms
of LB 180 when it was being
considered by the 1969
Varner said that voter ap
proval of the amendment could
force an immediate shutdown
of the University, which would
make It necessary to call a
Cole expects administration
to defend homophile course
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The coordinator of NU's class
in homophile studies said Sun
day he has "no doubts" that
the administration will stand
by the controversial course at
special Legislative Council
hearings next week in
State Sen. Terry Carpenter
has called the hearings, saying
he wants "specific reasons"
why the University feels it is
necessary to have a course
about homosexuals.
"I have no reason to think
the administration will not de
fend the course," said James
K. Cole, associate professor of
programming time with sports.
In addition women should
deal with advertisers, she says.
"The way you make the media
listen is declare a boycott or
girlcott of their advertisers."
"The women's liberation is a
political attack on a com
mercially pig culture," she
said. And, the way to attack
the culture is through the
Locally, she also suggested
w om c n demand day care
centers from the A. C. Nielsen
company because the Nielsen
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special session of the
Legislature for Implementing
corrective legislation.
"Even such legislation would
not immediately solve the pro
blem of creating nine compact
trustee districts and the elec
tion of a board of trustees for
higher education which would
be necessary to provide the
governing body."
If the Board of Regents were
abolished by the constitutional
amendment there would be, in
effect, no laws governing the
operation of the NU system.
Statae laws dealing with the
psychology, who supervises the
course. "They have defended it
in the past.
Cole has not yet been invited
to the hearings, but said he was
expecting an invitation. Others
invited to attend the hearings
include C. Peter Magrath, dean
of faculties, all members of and
candidates for the Board of
Regents and Louis Crompton,
professor of English who was
instrumental in establishing the
the course.
The hearing on homophile
studies is only part of a two
day Legislative Council hearing
on the general subject of a
sexual psychopathic in
carceration law which was
ratings determine which
programs are on television.
Women's liberation Is just
one of the causes the black at
torney embraces. She also
speaks on behalf of blacks and
antiwar GI's. All oppressed
people must hit the same pig
the 125 biggest advertisers In
the country and the Pentagon,
she said.
"If a person is lying on the
ground with a car on his ankle,
don't go to the library and find
out how much the car weighs.
Help him get it off," she said.
operation of the University give
operating authority to the
Regents rather than University
Dormitory, tuition and fee
provisions in state law would
also be nonoperative because
the laws invest authority in the
Board of Regents.
Varner strongly urged the
defeat of Amendment 14. "We
have no quarrels with the spirit
of the change," he remarked.
But he emphasized that
mechanical deficiencies in the
proposal could be disas irons.
passed by the t9 Unicameral,
but declared unconstitutional.
The law could be rcenactcd at
the 1971 Unicmcral session.
Carpenter said the hearings
slated for tho Douglas County
Courthouse, might nko discuss
Carpenter has been an
outspoken foe of the homophile
course, but he asserted the
Regents might be nble to offer
explanations for the course
which have not previously bean
The Scottsbluff legislator said
he does not favor "going into a
man's bedroom to see what
he's doing." But he said he
wanted the people of Nebraska
to know why the homophile
course was okayed.
The Board of Regents
reviewed the course late this
summer, and at that time
shifted control of it from
Crompton to the psychology
department and Cole. It was
said that at least one Regent
was entirely against the
"I think it's one of the better
designed courses around," Cole
said. "And much of the credit
for that must go to Crompton,
who has put In a great amount
of time on it."
The course, which has 34
students enrolled, centers
mostly around speakers from
various disciplines. An
t hropologists, psychiatrists,
Turn to page 2
to release
Michael Davis safd Sunday
he plans to release early this
week a letter sent to him by tho
NU Board of Regents detailing
reasons he was not hired as an
instructor of philosophy.
Davis, a University of
Michigan graduate student
whose appointment was blocnod
by the Regents last summer,
said the letter, along with his
comments on it, will be releas
ed through Robert Dewey,
chairman of the Philosophy
He called the content of the
letter "reassuring in a way"
and added that he felt the
reasons he was not hired were
"political in nature."