THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, February 70, 1972
'Women and Religion'
By MERYL GORDON Reuther, one of the featured "There are no feminine symbols methods to combat the stereotyped
The images of "woman as wife, speakers, spoke on "St. Augus- associated with the Godhead. Fe- roles of women in religion.
tine's Penis: Misogynism in Chris- mininity is praised in motherhood Evening workshops included
womn wrmeand woma s- tian Theology". and is feared in the realms of sex- such topics as "Feminist Guerilla
ture of the Catholic Church, ac- According to Reuther, the Ca- uality. No dark characteristics of Tactics in Seminaries," "Women
I tre f te CthoicChuchac- Accrdig o Ruthr, he a-Mary are presented, no sexual' and Their Bodies," "Images and
cording to Rosemary Reuther, a tholic Church's image of woman haraersns, d, is purity and TEeions in Imend
professor of historical theology at fluctuates between extremes. She characteristics, she is purity and Role Expectations in Women,
Howard University. is either "a bold strumpet with grace and passivity," according to "Black Women and Religion,'
Washbourn. "Non-Western Women and Reli-
Reuther participated in yester- natural and artificial allures Several graduate students in gion," and "Jewish Women and
day's conference on "Women and drawing the male's mind down theology also joined Reuther in a Religion."
Religion", organized by the Uni- frome he eights . . . or, as panel discussion on the effects of The conference was attended by
versity's Ofice of Religious Af- wife, she isssubmissive, seifuthe patriarchial system on Ameri- both students and people from the
fairs (ORA). for a woman to refuse her hus- can culture, and what possible community.
The conference was planned to band the debt of her body."
"explore the psychic and symbolic I diin h ad h wr
causes of women's oppression" in s adi tion,rshe idthe at the HUSE -802L Monroe
relation to religion, according to !ship o hevrgn s"dn a heG I LD 0OUSE U802 VMonro
Mari Shore of the ORA. price of despising all real physical
woen TE AY FER RY2
"This is an attempt to under-
stand why we are where we are,
and where we can get to. We are
discussing the causes of women's
oppression, to see how deeply they-
're rooted," Shore said yesterday.
"These images and symbols under-
lie the basic assumptions and
structures of the world's ways of
The conference, attended by ov-
er 120 people, included several
workshops, speeches and discus-
"Woman is defined as a rela-
tive being who exists only in re-
lation to, the male," said Reuther.
"She is seen as a body to be used
Reuther called for a "radical
reconstruction" o f theological
thought to change these images.
Penelope Washbourn, an assist-
ant professor of religious affairs
at Wooster College, criticized the
role women play in traditional
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
BERNARD CULLEN, Grad, Belfast,
"TRAGEDY OF NORTHERN IRELAND"
Course on criminal law
Iattracts student interest
By PAUL RUSKIN and students from the course as
From a small-scale beginning jurors.
two years ago, a criminal law Averbrook believes the course
course for undergraduates has gives law students an otherwise
grown into one of the most popu- unavailable chance to speak in
lar new courses on campus. public and to explain law to peo-
The class-taught under the ple who are unfamiliar with it.
Course Mart-has expanded from The course also gives undergra-
30 students in one section during duates a look at law as a subject,
the fall term 1971 to an enrollment according to Averbrook. At the
of 400 students in seven sections beginning of one term about 25
this term. percent of the people in the class
The class-College Course 319- were interested in going to law
is the only undergraduate course school, while over 50 percent ex-
in the nation in which the techni- pressed an interest at the end of
calities of criminal procedure are the term, according to a survey.
examined, according to Charles Averbrook believes that since
Averbrookhthe law student who "most people learn almost nothing
initiated the course. about law," his course is valuable
The sections are taught by law because it exposes people to the
students who receive two credits subject. He claims that "the sys-
fortudeitwhreci.tem would work if people knew
for their teaching. what was going on" and adds that
One interesting feature of the his course is an effort to inform
class is its "mock trials", held people of what is happening in the
each Saturday at the law school. field of law.
During these meetings crime is -
reenacted. Then a trial is held
with law students playing the part AN ITEM FORE
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Vote in tomorrow's city-wide election
With primaries in the fourth
and fifth wards and a city-wide
income tax referendum at stake,
Ann Arbor voters will go to the
The above map shows the
alignment of the city's five
wards. Voters should check their
voter registration cards if they
are uncertain as to which pre-
cinct they are supposed to vote
The list below details the poll
locati'ons for each of the city's
35 voting precincts.
FIRST WARD voters will go
to the polls at the following
locations tomorrow: Northside
School (first precinct), Com-
munity Center (second precinct),
Jones School (third precinct),
North Campus Commons (fourth
and sixth precincts), Thurston
School (fifth precinct), and Hu-
ron High School (seventh pre-
SECOND WARD voters will
vote at these locations: YM-
YWCA building (first precinct),
Michigan League (second pre-
cinct), Angell School (third pre-
cinct) and Bader School (fourth
THIRD WARD polling places
are: Burns Park School (first
and second precincts), Tappan
Civil disruptions decrease
WALTHAM, Mass. (P) - Civil
disorders decreased in 1971 partly
because negotiation, often aided
by third parties, is developing 'as
analternative to violence, a center
for study of violence reports.
Although exact figures are dif-
ficul1* t ffto rp +ird-.i irasa i-
ter for the Study of Violence atr
"Negotiating, rather than fight-
ing, helped along by neutral third
parties, is becoming formalized as
an alternative to disorder," Spie-
gel, a psychiatrist, said.
School (third precinct), Allen
School (fourth precinct), Patten-
gill School (fifth precinct), Pitts-
field School (sixth precinct),
Mary Mitchell School (seventh
precinct) and S t o n e School
(eighth and ninth precincts).
FOURTH WARD precinct poll-
ing places are as follows: Eber-
white School (first and fifth pre-
cincts), Bach School (second pre-
cinct), Pioneer High School
(third and eighth precincts),
Diken School (fourth precinct),
For the Student Body:
State Street at Liberty
M. West Lounge
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814 S. State
333 E. HURON (Double D)
Lawton School (sixth precinct)
and Yost Fieldhouse (seventh
FIFTH WARD voting locations
are: Wines School (first pre-
cinct), West Park Shelter (sec-
ond precinct), Slauson School
(third precinct), Mack School
(fourth precinct), Haisley School
(fifth precinct), Lakewood School
(sixth precinct), and Fire Sta-
tion No. 3 (seventh precinct).
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able reduction" in over-all civil Ombudsmen, negotiators and
disorder last year, said John Spie- citizens' groups are playing a big-
gel, director of the Lemberg Cen- ger role in providing a buffer be-
tween protagonists in civil strife.
D They are becoming more active in
D orm hit hY demonstrations, labor disputes and
prison problems "to defuse the
f fi econfrontation before it reaches the
sm al l reflash point," he said.
"But their success is dependent
Three laundry carts filled with on their not receiving publicity,"
rags were the source of a small Spiegel said. "They have to avoid
fire yesterday afternoon in theSh
laundry room of Betsy Barbour becoming issues unto themselves."
The blaze is about the 24th case
of suspected arson in the campus
area in recent weeks. Bursley R
According to Resident Director
Rosalynd Nixon, a kitchen worker aIT
spotted flames and smoke coming
from the laundry room around
noon and called the fire depart- TUES., FEB. 22-7 p.m
The fire department was on the
scene within minutes and the fire
was doused by 12:30.
"It could have been a big fire," BUSINESS
said Nixon, "the room was filled
with hanging laundry."
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