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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 17, 1975)
friday, October 17. 1975
Panelist: law hinders true marriage
In Nebraska, marriage is non-existent because of the
state's no-fauit divorce law, Ruth Morgan said at Thursday's
WomenSpeak '75, sponsored by the Student Y.
Morgan was a panel member of "Homemaker's Right's,
What Are They?" Other panel members included Kappie
Weber, coordinator for Women's communication at the
YMCA, Janet Hiemstra, mother of two children and part
time teacher and Connie Stauass, homemaker.
Morgan, Lincoln chapter chairperson of National
Organization for Women (NOW), said that under Nebraska
law a husband can cite irreconcillible differences to divorce
his wife and the wife cannot protest the divorce.
Morgan, married 33 years, said she considers marriage as
a contract and herself a partner. It takes two to create a
marriage and one can destroy it, site said.
Other panel members said that the homemaker does not
feel or hear the same things as the woman who works
outside the home, but feels threatened by the women's
Weber said 41 per cent of Nebraska women are employ
ed outride the home.
She said home makers should be involved in women's
movement for several reasons.
If homemakers understand the reasons women are on
welfare, they will not criticize them, she said. Many women
whose husbands have either divorced or left them and do
not pay child support are forced to be on welfare, Weber
She said homemakers are unaware of pension benefits,
inheritance laws, credit ratings, insurance and social
security benefits. In many instances the homem?ker will
receive little or nothing of her husband's pension if he
dies, he said. Only two per cent of widows 65 years of age
or older receive any of their husband's pension. Since
women live on the average 15 years longer after 65 years of
age than men, they should investigate survivor's benefits,
Women cannot receive inheritance unless they can prove
they are the heirs, while men automatically receive it with
out proof, Weber said. Credit ratings are in a husband's
name and if he dies, the wife has no record of credit, she
Women's rights equal responsibility and each person is
responsible for themselves, Heimstra said, citing fulfillment
as a wife, mother and individual in a give and take marriage.
Strauss said the homemaker is a first class citizen and
very often men are not aware that they are treating women
in a defensive way.
The next Women's speak panel, Tues. Oct. 21, will
discuss women and aging.
Law talks planned
The Law Student Division of the American Bar Associa
tion is sponsoring the annual Eighth Circuit Roundtable at
the College of Law, Saturday.
The one-day conference brings together 40 to 5Q
Student Bar Association (SBA) presidents and student
government leaders from law schools throughout the
Midwest, according to Ed Sands, a UNL law student and
A panel discussion, "Victimless Crimes in the Criminal
Justice System" at 10:30 a.m. will be open to the public.
The conference will include meetings and workshops on
client counseling, legal research and writing, women and
An address by Warren Urbom, Chief Judge of the
Federal District Court, Nebraska District, will conclude
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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