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Wednesday, December 6, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven I

Wednsda, Deembr 6 197 TH MICIGA DALY Pge eve

OMXIC AN DINNER
followed by Latin American Foik Songs
+by Marco Antonio Vasquez and
V slides about Peru sh own by

0DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

Women 'is liberation hits

jJ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

r

DeemerBaldcmero Cacere ,
Deceber7, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
fEcumenical Campus Center, 921 Church
For reservations call: 662-5529, days; 665-7146, nights
UNIVERSITY LECTURE IN,
JOURNALISM SERIES
BENwBAGDI KIAN
Outstanding Critic of the Press
Speaking tOn:
Freedom of the Press in.Jeopardy
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6--4 P.M.
AUD. C-ANGELL HALL
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DAY CALENDAR
Commission for W o mn e nI: Homer
Ftlea h Lounge, Mich. Union, 11 am.
Anatomy: H. W. Davenport, "Studies
on Gastric Physiology." 4804 Med. Sci.
II, 1:10 pmn.
Psych. 171 Film Series: "Behavior
Therapy with an Autistic Child," UG-
LI Multipurpose Rm., 4 pm.
Industrial & Operations Engineer-
ing Seminar : P. Cherry, Victor Res.
Inc., "Some Problems in Superposi-
tions", 244 W. Engin. Bldg., 4 pm.
Statistics Seminer: W. H. Dumou-
chael, "On the Asymptotic Normality
of the Maximum-Likelihood Estimators
When Sampling from a Stable Distri-
bution," 3227 Angell Hail, 4 pmn.
Stuident Lab Theatre: Original One
Acts, Frieze Arena, 4:10 pm.
Journalism: B. Bagdikian. free lance
nmedia critic, "Freedom of the Press in
Jeopardy," Aud. C, Angell Hall, 4:10
pm.,
Physics Colloquium : J. A. Wheeler,
Princeton Univ., "Beyond the End of
Time," P&A Colloquium Rm., 4:15 pmn.
Highway Safety Research Inst.: M.
Becker, Haifa, Israel, "Pedestrian Night
Accidents in Israel -Detection of the
Problem & Countermeasures," HSRI
Seminar Rm., 4:30 pmn.
School of Music : Percussion Student
Ensemble, SM Recital Hall, 5 pm.
Housing Office In-Residence Staff
Positions Informational. Meetings: Ox-
ford, Seeley Study Rm., 7 pm.; Pilot
Program, Klein Lounge, 8 pm.; Mark-
ley, Dining Rm. No. 3, 9 pmn.
Enact: 2051 Nat. Sci, 7:30 pmn.
Grad Coffee Hour: E. Conf. Rm.,
Rackham, 8 pmn.
School of Music: Holiday Concert,
U. Arts Chorale, Maynard Klein, con-
ductor, Hill, 8 pmn.

School of Music:W. David. piano
doctoral. SM Recital Hall, 8 pm.
University Players: Jellicoe's "The
Knack," Mendelssohn, 8 pm.
GENERAL NOTICES
Center for Western European Studies
Grad Student/Faculty Colloquium: F.
Bourricaud, Visiting Professor of So-
ciology at Harvard Univ., "French
Equalit arianism Reconsidered," E.
Conf. Rm., Rackham Bldg., Thurs.,
Dec. 7. 3:15 pm.
SUMMER PLACEMENT
212 SAB
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College Summer Board Openings. Un-
dergrad students interested in fashion
and merchandising. Personal inter-
views held Dec. 18 through Dec. 23.
Further details available at this office.
National Aeronautics and Space Ad-
milnistration. Houston, Texas. Summer
Prog. for grad students with bache-
lor's degree in following fields-engi-
neering, physical sciences, public ad-
min., bus, ad., related fields. Further
details and applies. available.
Henry Ford Museum / Greenfield Vil-
lage. Openings as guides. History, dra-
matics, speech, and language back-
ground desirable. Details available. In-
terview deadline Jan. 19.
U. S. Civil Service Commission, Wash-
ington, D.C. Undergrad Trainee Work-
Study Program available in the Wash-
ington D.C. area. Openings cover the
fields of engineering, physical sciences,
meterorology and math. Further de-
tails available.
U. S. Info Agency. Washington D. C.
Summer Intern Program, Seniors and
Grad Students. Openings covers the
fields of sociology, communication sci-
ence, law, engineering, journalism
cinematography, many others. Further
details and applics available. Applica.
tion deadline Feb. 5.

By The Associated P'~ess
Hd\IFA (A3-"Up against the
wall,, Jewish mothers! "
It so'inds like an anti-Semitic
harangue, hult it's a fistelenched
battl-_-pry of Israeli women's lib-
eration.
Women's lib in Israel-where a
74-year-old grandmother heads
the state and girls get drafted
into the army?
"That's right," says Marcia
Freedman, the 33-year-old Ameri-
can-born leader of Israel's
"Women for a Free Society," a
gro'ip of 100 Jewish feminists.
"The popular image of the
Israeli woman as a sexy, gtun-
toting desert fighter is a big
myth. In reality, she's seldom
more than a houtsewife or a sec-
retary," says Freedman, a philos-
ophy professor at Haifa Univer-
sity.
Even in the army, she argues,
women only p'all clerical work,
parachute Hacking, nursing and
teaching jobs.
And as for Israel's woman
premier Golda Meir, Freedman
says "she is no example of
women's equality in Israel to-
day. The pinnacle she reached is
a leftover from an earlier Is-
raeli society when men and
women participatel together."
Freedman complains about
"sexist religious laws," and
points to discriminatory statutes

governing women's wages, taxes
,and pensions.
The Rabbinate, which has the
last word in all matters concern-
ing a woman's marital status,
and the Labor Ministry confirm
that:
-Women and men have differ-
ent pay scales ;
-Housewives are ineligible for
social security;
-A married woman's posses-
sions, and the woman herself,
are the property of her hus-
band;
-Only husbands can ask for
a divorce; and
-A dead man's 'brother muist
give the widow official permis-
sion to remarry. If the brother
is not old enough to permit re-
marriage, she must wait until he
attains his majority.
If and when the widow receives
permission, she must perform a
ritual of pulling off the brother's
shoe and spitting in his face.
"That's small recompense for
the dishes and diapers thrown in
our faces," says Freedman.
Asked what Israeli feminists
are doing about their gripes, she
said the movement's leaders
have split up to raise women's
consciousness and to fight for
equal rights.
Freedman's eight - month - old
group meets weekly to discuss
the issues of inequality in work,
abirth control, abortions, and child
care centers, which the govern-
ment provides only in welfare
cases.

Because of tiny Israel's "ba-
bies-for-'the-state" ethic, social
workers and the state health ser-
vice don't offer advice on birth
co-trot or issue pis, Freedman
charges.: The health service con-
firms it.
She adds that abortions are
illegal, and those that are per-
formed, are poorly done and ex-
pensive. Clandestine abortions in
Israel cost about $200.
While Freedman educates her
"sisters," former Member of
Parliament Shulamit Aloni is at
the barricades fighting for equal
wages and working -conditions,
and a say in women's personal
status under law.
The 48-year-old attorney re-
cently organized women laborers
at Tel Aviv candy factory and
closed the plant in a strike that
achieved near-parity with male
workers.
Aloni also has campaigned to
install a woman on the commit-
tee that chooses Israel's chief
rabbi.
"It is high time employers
ceased to consider women work-
ers as an inferior community,"
Aloni says. "The whole issue is
an insult to every woman in the
country from the prime minister
down to the last mother."
The Bureau of Statistics says
30 per cent of the nation's total
work force is female. Women fill
78 per cent of the clerical jobs,
only 22 per cent of the manageri-
al slots and 25 per cent of the
professional jobs.

Israe
The Labor. Ministry reports
that in 19"1, the average woman
worker earned 57 per cent of the
a-erage man's salary.
Women's rights have never
been a large issue in Israel;
froni-~ally, the problems ..facing
Israeli women's lib comefrom
the women. themselves. Secure
and happy in their traditional
roles, many reject any drastic
change in their status.k
Another problem is that more
than half of Israeli womanhood
come from Oriental communities
where, as one Morrocan-born
Israeli quips,' "a .woman's place
is in the oven. a,
Social workers claim they must.
plead with proud oriental hus-
bands to allow their wives to
work.
Even, Meir * has come out
agairpst *women 's liberation, call-
ing it "foolish.:"
The chain-smoking premier,
once referred: to by elder states-
man David Ben-Gurion as "the
only man in the government,"
recently said: <
"Women, beware-or you just
might' end up the prime minis-
ter, and that's- no joke."
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BENEFIT CONCERT
for the School of Music Scholarship Fund
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Friday, Dec. 8

Hill Auditorium

8 P.M.

HOLIDAY

SPECIAL

UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC CHOIR
Conductors: THEO ALCANTARA, MAYNARD KLEIN
SOLOISTS:
ELIZABETH MOSHIER, soprano
ROSEMARY RUSSELL, mezzo soprano
JOHN McCOLLUM, tenor
LESLIE GUINN, baritone
$2.00 GENERAL ADMISSION
Tickets available at School of Music Information Office.
and Hill Auditorium Box Office.
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OPEN I PMvl 4 I

NON-ORDINARY STATES OF REALITY
IN, BUDDHIST TRANCE
LECTURE BY
DR. LEWIS LANCASTER,

from U.C., Berkeley

ihors.-4 p.m.

Modern Lanpauges Bldg,

Aud. IV

As part of a series: Dimensions of Religious Experience
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