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Sunday, February 8, 197+6

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Page Five
THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
PRESENTS
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DeCrow: Feminist of contrasts
By ELAINE FLETCHER sidential candidates are seek- comments. "But now for the ent plan of action for gays,
THE BATTLE cry was "out ing a feminist endorsement, and first time I personally am free blacks, housewives, the working
of the mainstream and into the ERA has some hope of passing. to do what I want without be- class, and even men: "T h e
revolution," when Karen De- Despite DeCrow's activist pol- ing under anyone's thumb." myth that NOW is at war with
Crow first ran for the presi- itics, the bread and butter of At 38, she is a twice-married housewives is not a correct
dency of the National Organi- her "feminist philosophy" is old and divorcer lawyer and author. myth . . . what we are trying
zation for Women in 1974. And hat. The world she envisions is DeCrow joined NOW in 1967 out to do is to get improved bene-
seated comfortably at the helm one in which "people don't of frustration with the poor pay fits for them so that they are
of NOW, after her October re- think about whether somebody and status she was receiving in not so economically tied to their
election, DeCrow seems to be is male or female, and men and her former profession - jurn- husbands . . . we do not want
achieving that goal. women will no longer be adver- alism. Eight years later she to engage in a scratching, bit-
Her critics, Betty Friedan saries." wound up as NOW's president. ing match with minority men
among them, have threatened DeCrow has earned a reputa- "When we all first began in for the few jobs that the white
to return to the old days of sit- tion from some, as a "firebrand this, we thought the world was male establishment might throw
ins, bra-burnings and demon- orator." But in her recent ap- ust great, men fad every- at us . . . but we do want you
strations. Yet DeCrow has pro-: pearance on campus she dis- thing, and all we wanted was men to join NOW, you h a v e
bably done more than any other played neither the talent nor a piece of the action - half of everything to gain from becom-
NOW president to turn the temperament, for such a per-' all the wonderful jobs men were ing a feminist."
grout into a respectable civil formance. She's a mild manner-dong," remembers DeCrow of

A Musical Drama

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February 6-7-8:30 P.M.
February 8-3:00 P.M.
Trueblood Auditorium
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rights organization with a good ed and amiable "radical" with{
deal of political clout. Using dark skin and freckles. Onstage
"establishment" tactics such as DeCrow becomes almost to cas-
lobbying and endorsement of ual as she ad libs her way
political candidates, she h a s through most of her presenta-
stumped for gay rights, affirm- tion.
ative action, the Equal Rights:
Amendment, abortion, and full "I AM sometimes shocked
employment measures. For the over how angry I usedI
first time in history, U.S. pre- to be - at men especially," she
Gymnasts: Striving
perfection in an exac
Gymnasts are trying to copy education, he forces his charg-1
the Japanese (considered the es to "realize themselves" so'
finest gymnasts in the world) they can develop their own
style and that's wrong. Every- training schedules and routines.
one has a different style which But, the self-imposed program
they should discover and de- doesn't mean Loken is never
velop." around. He is an omnipresent,
NEXT WEEK Pierre travels influence, working as a PR man
to Toronto to audition for in his office one moment, spot-
the 1976 Summer Olympics in ting one of his athletes on the
Montreal. International compe- rings the next, and then ver-
tition, Pierre muses, means bally motivating a high bar
more than winning, it's a great champion to greater artistic
cultural exchange and learn- heights.
ing experience for all partici- During a recent practice, Bob
pants. His lone criticism con- Darden gracefully leaped to the
cerns the political undercurrents high bar and grasped it firmly
w h i c h sometimes drown the with his hands. Then, propelling
beauty of athletic competition. himself with his legs, he whip-
"There is more emphasis on ped himself around and around
winning on the international the bar like a windmill blade,
level, but the best always win. caught in a vigorous gust. Later
Last summer in a competition, he paused after practicing his}
the judges tried to give the routine and explained his at-!
Russians higher scores but the titude toward gymnastics.
Japanese still won. It's ridic- The defending Big Ten high
ulous to try that when they bar, victor, he is a devout Chris-j
know that they can't win - the tian and his religious beliefs arej
better gymnasts always win." inextricably wound with his!
Coach Loken, like LeClerc, love of gymnastics.
believes that the best gymnasts "If I raise my sights and
always win. In his 28th year of perform to God's standards,
molding college athletes into with his direction and motiva-
gymnastic champions, Loken tion, it will ease the competi-
has brought untrammeled suc- tive aspect," said the slim,
cess to the Wolverines. In the auburn - haired gymnast. "It
past 15 seasons, Loken and his helps me raise myself above
"sons" have captured 12 Big the level of going out there to
Ten championships and two beat the other individual, to
NCAA titles. He also attained the level of performing to my
an unprecedented plateau of 200 full potential."{
dual meet victories last year- ANDY SAKAMOTO is also
earning him a congratulatory attempting to push himself
telegram from President Ford. to the end of his athletic tether
IN CONTRAST to the rigid by learning and incorporating a
program at Indiana State, full triple twist into his floor
Loken has devised a more cas- routine. Right now, he can ro-
ual approach to coaching gym- tate his body in midair two and

those former yr u w eCROW concludes her mes-
got older and wiser and really sage with an appeal aim-
examined the institutions that ed at working class women. "If
men were running, we decided we are going to upgrade the
that half the (economic) pie was jobs of women who work as
not what we wanted at all." mirses, clericals and secre-
As a result, DeCrow's com- taries then we have to stop cliches, as long as DeCrow's de- view of women has become
mitnent to feminism evolved making the mistake that many finition of women can stretch cramped, associated only with
from better pay demands to have made, and that is to think yy r aditsocts.
f-1vt wen en ave radtio'- nlyto the point where they areI NOW and its projects.
what she feels is now a coher- tadt when men have traditionl indistinguishable from men. Yet within the political frame-
ally done is work of more im- ''"Although sex differences Yewthnheplta rm-
,ortance - most women in this Athog exifeen work of NOW, DeCrow has
"* country are not going to be:I exist at a certain level, and done well. Her activist record
o r r is ic brain surgeons." people will certainly discover can leave no doubt that she is
o ri ti them, we should just forget, trying to transform this scat-
The Future Worlds audierice about males and females," as- tered network of feminists, into
waits for her to finish with her I serts DeCrow. "I don't believe a vital civil rights organization.
smorgasbord of statements. It, in sex-segregated institution~siS ' speoiatywie tdns oe' tde n oe' Her book Sexist Justice demon-
:ting sp rs pr~f em inanl ht;udet o' tudiesand" women's~~' ''n"d"-o
and young professionals. There record companies - I think of strates that she has more than
are some men present, fewer them as a transitional phase." loeiale
turns, at the finish of his rou- blacks and at three in the af- Yet why a just transitional
tine. He asserts that gymnas-:ternoon -- no working class, phase? ET DeCrow has spread her-
tics is truly an artform - "a Perhaps she will delve into just Although such instituti>ns self and her message too
series of visual images," - one issue a little more deeply, may or may not persist, De- thin. If she continues to ad-1
created by the gymnast, but re- say something comoltely frcsh. Crow allows no room for the dress a whole host of causes,
spects the competitive element. But the NOW president, instead permanent establishment of she needs to add depth to herE
"It's not like dance or the switches topics again - to talk some female identity, apart perceptions. Or else as a jack
performing arts; dance is ap- about the sex role differences. from men. "Some women a r e of all the feminist trades - poli-
praised where gymnastics is "We seem to have eliminated too frightened, too bludgeoned tics, psychology, sociology and
scored," he reflected. "When the requirement that every fe- to really speak out when there's consciousness raising - she'll
you face the reality of the sit- male get married her jumior a man in the room, so I sup- master none.
uation people take note of whe- year or be considered a fail- pose it is really necessary for --
ther you win or not. I like to ure . . . but we really haven't women to get themselves to- Elaine Flelchcr is a Daily
combine good gymnastics with changed the sex roles . . . Ifgether, but if we lived in a night editor and s/aff writer.
winning." we're going to liberate all wo- world where gender didn't make -
It's getting late. Another men into thinking that you don'tI any difference - such institu-
gymnastics meet is rapidly ap- have to sit by the telephone ev- tions wouldn't exist," concludes
proaching. Jerry Poynton fin- erv Saurday night waiting for DeCrow.
ally walks into the gym, tra- the phone call but we haven't Yet by suggesting that any
verses the huge floor mat, and liberated the men on this, aspect is born out of fear and
makes his way to the pommel there's going to be a lot of distaste for men, DeCrow has
horse. Once again he rubs his trou-ble.'' eliminated numerou~s other di-
hands with chalk and grasps mensions of feminism.
the wooden pommels, propelling EXACTLY what sort of revolu- TN HER current push to ex-
his slim physique in circular tion is DeCrow thinkine pand the women's move-';
fashion above t'he padded appa- re? "A behavioral revolution," ment, DeCrow has really only
ratus. This time his move- she answers. Yet it is a revolt,, succeeded in broadening t h e
ments are perfectly coordi- tion that has become tired and scope of NOW to include poli- PN
nated, his transitions to and dim, if measured only in terms tical issues long considered fem-
from the scissors smooth, and of how women relate to men. It inist matters by other women.
his dismount graceful. 'is a revolution easily gagged by At the same time her personal! includes unlimited
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