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Buchanan points out flaws
in feminism movement
Bay Buchanan delivered a forceful
message Wednesday night as she spoke
on the ‘Tailures of Feminism” to a near
full house in the auditorium of the
Buchanan spoke on the feminist
movement and where she said it went
The prominent anti-abortion
activist and national television show
host acknowledged a need for the femi
nist movement when it first began in the
There was no question women have
tremendous opportunities now that they
did not have before, she said.
“But something went wrong,” she
said. “There has been damage done.”
Buchanan said much of the “social
decay” the United States faced Was
because of the feminist movement.
She attributed the soaring number
of divorces, single parent homes and
teen suicides to the part of the feminist
movement that went wrong.
This single mother of three children
said women were being dumped on.
“If the movement is about helping
women, if it is moving them in a better
direction - women have not done that
well,” Buchanan said. “This is not a
good direction for the nation to be tak
She said forcing women to dhoose
between a career and taking care of their
children was a byproduct of a move
ment that told women they were not as
valuable as career women if they chose
to take care of their children instead of
It’s good that women have more
choices now, Buchanan said, but they
shouldn’t be forced to make die choice
between work and family in order to be
counted as valuable members of society.
But there’s one choice Buchanan
said women shouldn’t have - the choice
she said ends an innocent human’s life.
“Pro-choice says abortion is great,
but it is 35 million babies (since abor
tion was made legal) and 25 million
scared women and heart breaking sto
ries. That is not positive.”
Buchanan’s political career began
when President Ronald Reagan
apjx)inted her as the first female treasur
er in 1981. She is the former chair
woman of her brother Pat Buchanan’s
1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns.
Currently, she co-hosts cable net
work CNBC’s “Equal Time” political
Buchanan said though women
should have equal rights, they should
also not be forced to fit a certain mold.
“Women should get what they are
qualified for,” she said. “We also have to
give respect to women at home with
kids. You hear the feminists say you can
have a career and a husband and kids —
that does not happen successfully.
“You can choose to have a career,
but once the children come along you
have to spend time with them. My mes
sage to the young girls here is to be flex
ible. There are a lot of options.”
Buchanan told young people to find
out what they stand for and be able to
defend their position. Be ready for the
battle, she said.
After her speech, the floor was
opened for questioning.
Gretchen Obrist, a senior women’s
study major, said Buchanan did not
answer completely the questions on
issues such as capital punishment and
abortion, but was more willing to talk
about questions asked about her brother,
Buchanan said she supported capi
tal punishment, but was still able to
oppose abortion, because a convicted
murderer should pay for killing another
But Obrist said that was ironic.
“I thought she avoided all the ques
tions about people who did not agree
with her,” Obrist said.
Rick Parsons, UNL College
Republicans president, said Buchanan
came across as fair and conservative.
seat-belt law debate
v • %y Shane Anthony*
Staff writer %
On the third day of floor debate
about a proposed change in
Nebraska seat-belt law, senators
voted 26-18 to delay debate until at
least March 30.
Beatrice Sen. Dennis Byars said
he introduced LB356, which among
other provisions, would allow police
to stop motorists for not wearing a
The vote came on a motion to
bracket offered by Omaha Sen.
Ernie Chambers, who made no *
secret of his intent to kill the bill. *
If the bill does not die, he said,
“it’s going to pay the Ernie tax.” He
did not intend to delay debate until
March 30, so senators can work out
“My motion to bracket is to get it
out of the way,” he said.
. Chambers, who has opposed the
bill over concerns that it would offer
another excuse for police harass
ment, said he was jelling to force
the Legislature into 24 hours of
debate - eight for each round - to
keep the bill from advancing.
During debate, Byars said he
would work with other senators to
address their concerns.
“I am willing to sit down and
talk about it,”he said. “But I’m not
going to give up the intent of my
In an interview after the vote,
Byars said his motivation was sav
ing lives, but Nebraska could gain
$600,000 in federal funding by pass
ing his bill. He said many of his col
leagues may have heard from con
stituents who worried about individ
ual freedoms being taken away - an
idea he thought the Legislature had
moved past. vr
Other senators not used to proce
dure might have worried about
Chambers’ promise to lengthen
“I’m not amazed, but I am sur
prised,” Byars said. “I didn’f totally
see this coming.”
From staff reports
One of the best ways to raise money
could quite possibly be relaxing in a
steamy hot tub with a couple of mem
bers of the opposite sex.
While this may seem too good to be
true, the members of Phi Gamma Delta
Fraternity and Alpha Chi Omega
Sorority are doing just that.
The third annual Hot-tub-a-thon
fund-raiser began Thursday at 6 p.m.
Members of each house are soaking in a
hot tub outside’the Phi Gamma Delta
house to raise money for the
Lighthouse program, a counseling and
recreational center for at-risk teens.
Two members from each house will
sit in the hot tub for half-hour shifts
from Thursday at 6 pm until Sunday at
All members of the two houses par
ticipated in the fund-raising.
“Everyone was responsible for get
ting a donation of $50 from area busi
nesses,” said Scott Koel, the philan
thropy chair for Phi Gamma Delta.
Koel anticipated raising $7,000 to“
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